Jesper Thilo (born 28 November 1941) is a Danish jazz musician, mainly known as a tenor saxophonist, alto saxophonist and clarinetist. He is considered to be one of the top European straight-ahead jazz musicians of the post-1970 period. Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins were early influences while he later develioed a highly personly sound reminiscent of Zoot Sims.Thilo first recorded as a leader for Storyville Records in 1973 and in the 1980s on Storyville his sidemen at various times included Kenny Drew, Clark Terry and Harry "Sweets" Edison. In the 1980s he also played in the Ernie Wilkins's Almost Big Band. Thilo also appears on the Miles Davis album Aura recorded in 1985. In 1991 he worked with Hank Jones in a quintet.
This is an old Storyville LP that is now being released on CD for the first time. The title refers to a critics meaning about Thilo and Hansen. They actually liked the name, and used it as a title for this record. Besides the 6 original tracks, there are 5 more tracks included. Thilo and Hansen are on this CD backed up by some of the best within the Danish jazz scene. Insipid Hothouse Melons is released here on CD for the first time, It contains 5 more tracks, with the Street Urchins. Beides the great Danish names that is backing up on Jesper Thilo and Finn Otto Hansen, is also Horace Parlan on piano.