Nathaniel Bartlett, marimba
Silhouettes, by Thomas, is transcribed from two guitar works of the composer. The title refers to the influences of a famous classical composer and a famous jazz artist which are combined in each of the very short works. Just reading the four titles would make most listeners anxious to hear what the aural results of these musical cocktails would taste like: Like Takemitsu crossed with Bill Evans; Like Stravinsky crossed with Thelonious Monk; Like Boulez crossed with Oscar Peterson; Like Bartok crossed with Art Tatum!
John Sunier, Audiophile Edition, www.audaud.com, 10/4/2006