Peter Meyer – Guitar
Bernhard Meyer – Bass
Wanja Slavin – Saxophone
Jim Black – Drums
Based on post avantgarde NY-Berlin Jazz this music will go and grow everywhere else.
Peter & Bernhard Meyer, best known for their work with “Melt Trio”, present their new band with Wanja Slavin (saxophone) and Jim Black (drums).
Over the last years the Meyer Brothers ( on guitar and bass) invented a sound without comparison, a sound that overrode all established concepts of jazz improvisation, alternative rock, modern classical music and ambient, but even surpassed all known syntheses, avantgardisms and overlappings. A sound that is far away from any crossover and that is pathbreaking in the european music landscape.
With Jim Black, one of the most influential drummers of our time joins the brothers.
Over the last two decades Jim Black is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians bringing jazz into the 21st century. With his limitless technique and futuristic concepts, with his relentless feeling of joy and invention, he enthralled and inspired audiences worldwide.
Echo-Winning saxophone volcano Wanja Slavin brings along a rarely heard energy of rough beauty into the band. His playing reflects all the energie, creativity and love of John Coltrane or Ornette Coleman. Beyond this his virtuosity allows him a totally new approach by reaching unhearded soundscapes of Neue Musik and electronic music.
The four musician released their first album on Traumton Records in January 2018.
“…with sinuous melodies that are eminently accessible, but which are given just the right amount of unpredictability through the band’s rhythmic diversity and strong emotional arcs.” (All About Jazz)
„This Band is an organism, which breathes and pulsates. Playing consciously and intuitively, leaving out the irrelevant Other Animal amazes with different motions, timbres and developments again and again.“ (Downbeat Magazine)
“A unified sonic cloud grows simultaneously spacious, intense, and haunting … With bass and drums anchored in a polyrhythmic web, both guitar and sax comfortably seek freedom to roam … Sometimes thinly polished, sometimes strenuous and unyielding, Other Animal creates interesting and variegated soundscapes dipped in the independent rock genre. (Jazztrail NYC)
„Other Animal brings new life to jazz” (Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemonwire)
„This refreshingly new music group pushes boundaries to places we haven’t been.“ (Grady Harp)