BACKGROUND STORY-7


Toots Thielemans (1922-2016) – Laren April 17, 1975


I was a loyal listener and visitor of the radio jazz program 'Sesjun' that was broadcast every Thursday evening from the 'Boerenhofstede' in Laren.
When I heard that my favorite musician Toots Thielemans was in the program, I quickly went to Laren to photograph him.

On arrival, however, he was 'played out' and my chance seemed lost.
It was, of course, for an action portrait.
When I told him that I had come especially for him, he responded spontaneously and said: ”Well, another fifteen minutes then, for Piem."
He certainly played on for another 20 minutes to my delight, but also to all visitors!


Pim Westerweel