And now, having watched a tribute to him on last night's television, I discovered that he was also an avid birdwatcher. On the side of the angels, no doubt about that. It's not recorded, but I bet he had a soft spot for women on tractors too.
And, as a bonus, the tribute programme was followed by an hour of his last jazz concert, called “Humph's Last Stand”, where I discovered something else: he had taken on an amazing stunning Stan-Getz-soundalike sax player called Jo Tooks. If you get a chance to hear her play, neglect your family and your job to get to wherever she is. She is the cojones del perro, and she smiles a lot too.