Meinrad Kneer Quintet
Peter Van Huffel – alto saxophone
Gerhard Gschlößl – trombone
Meinrad Kneer – double bass, composition
Andreas Pichler – drums
This Berlin based band is an artistic product of double bass player and composer Meinrad Kneer. His compositions are played by a fine group of jazz musicians and improvisers. Most of the repertoire has been written exclusively for this combination of players and some pieces have been adapted and rearranged for them. Kneer's music, influenced by numerous musical styles as jazz, improv, ethnic music, new music and rock, feeds these experienced players to discover new grounds of unexpected interplay and powerful improvisations.
"...dazzling, powerful, animalistic." Martin Laurentius, Jazzthing