Tobias Christl

Wildern - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9673-2
  • Barcode: 614427967329
  • German Release: 26/09/2014
  • Genre: Crossover, Vocal Jazz, Young German Jazz, Jazz

Tobias Christl, is a rarity, a singer the likes of which there never was before in German jazz. "Wildern" is a foray through the dense underbrush of four decades of pop music, through songs from greats like Leonard Cohen, The Smiths, Paul Simon and Tom Waits. With an audible joy in deconstructing, tearing down and rebuilding, truly new music is created in this setting; music rich in rough edges, contrasts, breaks and unexpected turns. All the while, the soul of the songs is preserved.

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Tobias Christl, born 1978, is a rarity, a singer the likes of which there never was before in German jazz. Neither a crooner nor a scatter, and least of all a pop musician disguised as a jazzer. Much more a storyteller, somewhere between indie and improvisation. A Berliner by choice, Christl is a vocal artist, a songwriter, improviser, speaker, composer, DJ and co-founder of the Cologne KLAENG collective. He plays piano and keyboards, clarinet and guitar, and studied, among others, under Theo Bleckmann in New York."Wildern" (poaching) is the title of his ACT Young German Jazz debut. Why? "What we like to hunt most are good songs", he says. "Wildern" is a foray through the dense underbrush of four decades of pop music, through songs from greats like Leonard Cohen, The Smiths, Björk, A-HA, Joy Division, Lana...

line up

Tobias Christl / vocals, effects
Peter Ehwald / tenor saxophone, clarinet
Sebastian Müller / guitar, effects
Matthias Akeo Nowak / bass
Etienne Nillesen / drums

Guest: Simin Tander / vocals (on 08)


Recording Information

Produced by Tobias Christl

All music recorded at Deutschlandfunk, Studio Köln
Producer for Deutschlandfunk: Harald Rehmann
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 8 recorded on June 8 & 9, 2013
Stefan Deistler (Tonmeister), Ernst Hartmann (audio engineer),Christoph Schumacher (audio technician).
Mixed by Stefan Deistler
Tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 12 recorded on May 9 & 10, 2014
Oliver Bergner (Tonmeister), Eva Pöpplein (audio engineer), Christoph Schumacher (audio technician).
Mixed by Klaus Scheuermann
Mastering: Klaus Scheuermann

Cover: street art from Stari Grad, artist unknown, photo by Siggi Loch