Featuring Ingrid Jensen (Maria Schneider Orchestra) and Charles Altura (Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard)
Two years after releasing his highly acclaimed 2015 album, Natural Perception (ENJA Records), Tobias Meinhart returns with his ponderous and compelling sophomore release, Silent Dreamer.
This album is decidedly darker than his debut, both in tone and in subject matter, as Tobias makes use of a tonal palette more familiar to brooding alternative and popular music: lumbering straight 8th grooves, synthesizers, effects pedals, Rhodes and electric bass all coalesce underneath Tobias’s melodic modern jazz sensibility to form a single sound that is all at once engaging, grating and cathartic.
As implied by the album’s title, Silent Dreamer is intended to recapture the essence of the unconscious imagination: both ethereal daydreams and bitter nightmares, as well as all the invisible worlds that live between the two. Tobias about his new album: “When improvising and composing, I like to think of myself as a ‘SOUND-PAINTER’ adding strokes to a canvas and bringing it to life.”
This band has played many European tours and performed on major festivals such as Jazz an der Donau and Getxo Jazzfestival. In New York they frequently play at the Blue Note, Birdland and The Jazz Gallery.