Interpreting good solid, soulful jazz and blues in a perceptive and intuitive manner is a goal which Thilo Kreitmeier has set for himself. His repertoire includes a wide range of mainstream, blues and soul with only a few avant-gardist elements. His technical and stylistic prerequisites enable him to play the whole scope of jazz, mastering its variations and making it understandable even to less knowledgeable jazz enthusiasts.
Being a strong admirer of such leading instrumentalists and composers as Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris, King Curtis, Stanley Turrentine and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, he attempts to interpret their music by playing and incorporating it into his performances, which he creatively rounds off with his own compositions and arrangements.
Thilo’s love for Jazz music and his propensity for the the blues has made itself felt in his work together with such well-known artists and Bands like: Al Jones Blues Band, George Greene, Louisiana Red, he appreciates his collaboration with Al Porcino Big Band, Dusko Goykovich, … You can also hear him with the Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Christian Willisohn, Charlie Antolini, Evelyn Huber, Ludwig Seuss Band, Hannes Beckman, Harald Rüschenbaum, Jenny Evans & Rudi Martini, , Christoph Pauli, Herb Geller, Gerry Hayes, David Gazarov, Lino Mauritiio Band, Orchester Hugo Strasser…
And this a wonderful live recording … listen and enjoy the wonderful world of jazz !
Matthias Bublath (keyboards)
Bastian Jütte (drums)
Rocky Knauer (bass)
Thilo Kreitmeier (saxophone, clarinet, flute)
J.C. Doo Kingue (guitar on 09 . 11.)
01. Sunday (Miller/Cohn) 4.45
02. Smoke Get’s In Your Eyes (Harbach/Kern) 5.39
03. Mo’ Better Blues (Lee) 7.17
04. Cubano Chant (Bryant) 5.08
05. Stardust (Carmichael) 5.39
06. Dos Gardenias (Carillo) 2.52
07. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes (Taylor/Lane) 4.39
08. Tico Tico (Abreu) 2.49
09. The Very Thought Of You (Noble) 4.31
10. Born To Lose (Brown) 3.36
11. Sad Night Owl (King) 7.36