Timo Vollbrecht: Fly Magic

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Timo Vollbrecht: Fly Magic - Jazz Postrock Minimal Contemporary Classical Soundscape Live Act in Berlin

Timo Vollbrecht: Fly Magic Short Info

Timo Vollbrecht is a saxophonist/composer from Berlin, who has a strong international presence, most notably in New York. His quartet FLY MAGIC merges jazz, new music, minimalism, post rock, and contemporary sound and song culture. Each piece unravels its own otherworldly sonic palette. The sonic beauty envelops the listeners, invites them IN and surrounds them. The ensemble draws inspiration from the members' diverse cultural backgrounds (Germany-Japan-Austria) and has toured worldwide (in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute among others). Appearances in Germany, Europe, at the Panama Jazz Fest, Perth International Jazz Festival Australia, and, together with Branford Marsalis at the jazz festival in Haiti and at the Village Vanguard in New York. Upcoming concerts include the Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana, Cuba and Bangkok International Jazz Festival.

The band comprises Berliner sound artist Keisuke Matsuno (also known as the guitarist in Jim Black's band Smash and Grab), Berlin-based Matthias Pichler (known through his collaboration with Wolfgang Muthspiel), and Berlin-based drummer Sebastian Merk (professor for jazz drums at the Musikhochschule in Dresden).

Timo Vollbrecht's new record "Fly Magic" will be released by the Bremen based label Berthold Records and will be released in March 2016, right in time for JazzAhead. Vollbrecht has worked with Branford Marsalis, Kenny Werner, Randy Brecker, Carlos Bica, Ed Partyka, and David Friedman.

Press and Quotes:

"Timo Vollbrecht feiert Erfolge in New York." - Süddeutsche Zeitung (dpa)
“Luminously fine German saxophonist-bandleader […] Blessed with rhythmic fluidity and intricate twists” - New York City Jazz Record
"Energie-Drink für die Ohren" - JazzThing
"Epische Klangreise." - Jazzthetik
“His outstanding musical efforts to date warrant listeners’ undivided attention.” Hot House Magazine New York
"Through this confluence of influences Timo Vollbrecht has created a musical story that transcends the limitations of musical genre.” - Stefon Harris
“Timo Vollbrecht is a fantastic tenor saxophonist.” - Joe Lovano
"Timo is a beautiful fluid saxophonist who is also a wonderful composer." - Kenny Werner

Timo Vollbrecht is a saxophonist/composer from Berlin, who has a strong international presence, most notably in New York. His quartet FLY MAGIC merges jazz, new music, minimalism, post rock, and contemporary sound and song culture. Each piece unravels its own otherworldly sonic palette. The sonic beauty envelops the listeners, invites them IN and surrounds them. The ensemble draws inspiration from the members' diverse cultural backgrounds (Germany-Japan-Austria) and has toured worldwide (in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute among others). Appearances in Germany, Europe, at the Panama Jazz Fest, Perth International Jazz Festival Austral...

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Discography Timo Vollbrecht: Fly Magic

  • 2016 Fly Magic Album | Berthold Records

Media

  • Sound FLY MAGIC: Paco
  • Sound FLY MAGIC: Lord Mantis
  • Sound FLY MAGIC: Slothchops
  • Sound FLY MAGIC: Pluto
  • Sound FLY MAGIC: Pretty Now
  • Video Timo Vollbrecht: FLY MAGIC ...
  • Video Timo Vollbrecht Group - Liv...
  • Video Timo Vollbrecht NY Group at...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Keisuke Matsuno Guitar/Sounds
  • Sebastian Merk Drums
  • Matthias Pichler Bass