A great saxophonist who has mastered the difficult art of playing a ballad. ★★★★★
– Jazzzeitung, review for In Between, 08/14
The Tobias Meinhart Quintet has a sound that is at once intense, sophisticated and unmistakably swinging. Tobias leads a band in which thoughtful artistry, seasoned professionalism and boundless creativity join together to create a unique style within the modern jazz idiom.
The TMQ’s most recent release, In Between, was released in 2014 on Doublemoon Records. The album features three singers serving as additional melody voices, adding singer/songwriter elements and soloistic excursions to this already unique and varied release.
Live at Getxo was released in 2012 on Errabal Records after the band’s win at the Getxo International Jazz Competition, where Tobias also won the award for “Best Soloist”. This recording captures the atmosphere of a unique open-air concert in which the band opened for Wayne Shorter.
The music of the TMQ is cool, relaxed, confident – anything but nervous. They have clearly studied bop and the entire history of jazz, which informs their powerful sound and binds them into a solid unit.
– Jazz Thing