NIELS THYBO QUINTET
SONGS FOR SASHA
LP STUNT RECORDS, DENMARK, 1984
I haven’t seen this album anywhere in the blogsphere so far (except the track “Samba Song”). It’s a fairly decent album. Nice melodies, good playing, a couple of songs groove nicely (“Samba Song”). All in all, it sounds very European / Nordic/ mid-eighties with obvious ECM influences. Give it a listen!
Niels Thybo is a Danish pianist and composer. His musical interest and activities encompass a wide range of musical styles.
“... One of Denmark’s leading jazz pianists and composers.. Thybo is a world class musician with strong ties to the jazz tradition but very European roots...” (The Tenor Clef, London jazz festival)
Jan Zum Vohrde : alto & soprano saxophone / flute
Lars Togeby: flugelhorn
Bo Stief : bass
Niels Thybo: piano
Henrik Simonsen: drums
(The sleeve picture names two Henrik Simonsen, the bassplayer and the drummer but Brian pointed out that the bassman on the picture is Bo Stief.).
De Chuva a Sole (8:12)
Samba Song (6:08)
Welcome Home (5:15)
Small Changes (5:55)
Lyon Love Song (4:10)