Thursday 16 October 2014

Thilo von Westerhagen's Theatre from 1982

As promised or perhaps warned, here is more from Thilo, a dutch pianist who recorded in Germany.  Notice straightaway that Charlie Mariano plays saxes on this release, mostly on side 2.  Here the music is a little more towards the new age direction.  The classical side really comes to the fore here and there.  One waits often in vain from a change in direction from the customary chord changes that afflict the majority of music, whether it be jazz, pop, or this kind of accessibly adult-oriented jazz with the Keith Jarrett-like mix of gospel chords and classical.  Based on the promise of the first, 1979 album, one would have expected more...

All compositions by Thilo.