Singer-songwriter Norah Jones, whom in November along with Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong released Foreverly , a tribute album to the Everly brothers, commented on the death of Phil Everly, the sweet-voiced singer who passed away January 3 in Burbank from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“The Everlys had a huge influence on all kinds of musicians,” Jones said in a statement. “The high harmonies Phil sang were fluid and so beautiful and always sound effortless in a way that just washes over the listener. He was one of our greats and it’s very sad to lose him.”

Hear Jones and Armstrong’s cover of “Long Time Gone.”