Graceful organic flow, subtle colors and delicate rhythms.
Relaxed and muscular with a gorgeous tone… he plays from his heart. ★★★★★
– New York City Jazz Record
Natural Perception is Tobias Meinhart’s debut album for ENJA Records. After spending six years living and playing in New York City, the saxophonist has compiled a series of original compositions that he feels represent his personal exploration of the spiritual power of music. The concept of the album was heavily inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski’s book, The Spiritual Journey, and especially the mental and emotional state that Jodorowski describes as “Empty mind, full heart.” To make a performance of such proportions possible, Tobias put together a band with whom he feels completely free, and thus capable of reaching a level of playing that is transcendent.
Along with Ingrid Jensen, Yago Vazquez, Phil Donkin and Jesse Simpson, Tobias explores a wide range of styles and moods, culminating in a singular, captivating body of work.
The band has played many European tours and performed on major festivals. In New York they frequently play at the Blue Note, Birdland, Cornelia Street Café and The Jazz Gallery.
A mix that glitters and sparkles like a diamond.
– Thisisjazztoday / Birdistheworm
Personnel: Tobias Meinhart – tenor & soprano saxophones, Ingrid Jensen – trumpet, effects, Yago Vazquez – piano, rhodes, Phil Donkin – bass, and Jesse Simpson – drums.