The Cat’s Table

Cinematographic Jazz

Welcome to our treasure island! But beware: once you enter it, you won’t leave it again!

At the cat’s table you will find the dubious but most exciting passengers, far away from the reputable captain and his well-behaved entourage. Like Jazz, the “Cats” at this table tell each other the most thrilling stories.

Musically, as in the novel of the same name, The Cat’s Table goes on an adventure into mysterious territory to be explored. With his project, Tom Reinbrecht seeks the wild, the untamed, the gentle, the romantic, the rock’n’roll in jazz…and the jazz in rock’n’roll: the unexpected, the transformative that wants to be reborn.

With its debut album, The Cat’s Table goes in search of traces of the 80s, a decade whose musical opulence and diversity had the greatest emotional impact on the musician. Back then he was a singer in a rock band, which, of course, he now replaces with his saxophone.

T.R. opens this treasure chest again and lets the contents inspire him to new compositions, played by an outstanding jazz quartet/quintet. Lush grooves, pulsating riffs and hook lines, epic melodies and harmonies tell exciting stories in which the musicians improvise their individual scenes in virtuoso and passionate solos. The music is funky, rocking, soulful, and also the blues is always present in the music of The Cat’s Table.

Reinbrecht’s sound on saxophone towers over the proceedings with the radiance of a Cannonball Adderly and the elegance of a Paul Desmond, at times blending deftly with the other instruments to create new timbres. Jazz critic Charles Regnault called his sound the “tender bite“.

“Snake Pit” is what Detroit’s accomplished jazz musicians called the recording room in Studio A of the legendary Motown label, where they redefined R&B, soul and pop music…a snake pit where brilliant music was produced, played and recorded without a net or double bottom. 

“On Air” ran the multi-track tapes, and the band delivered the finest musical material as a well-rehearsed unit. Our “Snake Pit” is the legendary mastermix studio in Unterföhring with its unique recording room, where we have also produced recording sessions live with an audience. We are doing that again now, with the launch of a new project, top-class musicians, brand new songs and compositions in the genres of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop and Latin, presented by a great format that brings live performance and studio production under one roof: We bring you to us on stage and us to you into your living room! 

With Jan “The Lizard “Eschke (grand piano & fender rhodes), Patrick Scales (e-bass), Christian Lettner (drums) and selected guests we will record an album live.

At the 15th of april 2021 we will start with the first of four record sessions, which we will present to you as a concert with moving camera, interviews and moderation as a stream. After these sessions, we will produce a live album with these new compositions played live, without any subsequent edits or overdubs. We will play “first take”, like in the legendary “snake pit”, no safety nets, no double bottom! The only difference: the audience, to whom the album will be delivered home in in December, will be with us live! The only difference: the audience, to whom the album will be delivered home in December, will be there live!

The other sessions are on June 17, September 23 and November 4, each at 20h15. The release party at the Lindenkeller Freising is postponed and will probably take place in autumn 2021.

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