And so, Belgium is mourning the passing of one of the greatest of Jazz legends, Toots Thielemans.
Toots died in his sleep last night. He wasn't ill, he had just played his heart out, day after day, year after year, and at the age of 94 he just got too tired.
I last heard him play live outside the European Parliament. I don't like crowds, so I wasn't actually there, but I lived virtually next door. I watched it live on TV with the sound off, and opened my terrace doors so I could hear it for real.
As in the USA there is country music, so in Belgium there is Jazz. Toots Thielemans will be much missed here.