Tobias Meinhart - The Painter
Cat. no: SSC1613
Release Date: 30th April 2021
The creation of music shares much in common with creation in the visual arts. Both musicians and artists speak of and deal in colours, hues and textures in their compositional processes.
Saxophonist/composer Tobias Meinhart has developed near synesthetic visualizations as he performs and hears music. ‘The Painter’, presents his recent work of diverse, brilliant pieces meant to brighten the world’s canvas.
The German born Meinhart has engrained himself in the New York City jazz scene over the past decade. His beautiful tone and catholic tastes have allowed the saxophonist to fit into an abundance of musical settings. Meinhart’s vision and thoughtful composing have attracted top-flight collaborators since his professional beginnings.
The inspiration for the pieces drew from a number of sources: from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement to meteors and Michael Jordan, all presenting hopeful messages of healing and progress.
The ensemble that Meinhart assembled to record these new pieces consists of a number of the saxophonist’s favoured collaborators, including pianist Eden Ladin, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire, plus neighbour and friend, Charles Altura on guitar. The frontline is completed by Meinhart’s longtime mentor and friend, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.
Tracks: White Bear / Oak Tree / Movement / The Painter (Intro) / The Painter / Bird Song / Estate / Neowise / The Last Dance / Dreamers