The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles.
Hear the pianist, who once played with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars, as he duets with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.
The leaderless piano trio became famous for its cover songs more than a dozen years ago. Now, an all-covers record finds an established and quirky band once again testing its powers of interpretation.
The mallet percussionist released more than 40 albums and played on many classics of the 1960s and ’70s, expanding the scope of what was possible on his instrument. He was 75.