Toots Thielemans http://wrti.org en The Harmonica-Playing Baron Of Belgium http://wrti.org/post/harmonica-playing-baron-belgium People throughout Belgium are currently celebrating the harmonica player and guitarist Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, born in Brussels on April 29, 1922. That puts the NEA Jazz Master, also made a Baron by the King of Belgium in 2001, just a few days past 90.<p>The night after his birthday, Thielemans set out on an eight-concert tour across his homeland. In Ghent, Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine joined him as a special guest. In Brussels, his long-time pianist Kenny Werner and guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves came from the U.S. and Brazil, respectively. Fri, 18 May 2012 18:37:00 +0000 editor 3884 at http://wrti.org The Harmonica-Playing Baron Of Belgium