With Da Di Gi Na Dum, a project started by Tobias Faulhammer (guitars, compositions)
and Max Tschida (keyboards, compositions) in early 2015, the Jazz Rock of the 70s
comes to new life.
The compositional focus of this CD lies heavily on rhythm. The indian vocal rhythm
technique Konnakol serves as an inpiration, with its syllables used in two compositions
as well as in the title. Influenced by the works of the greats John McLaughlin, Pat
Metheny, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, the band’s goal is to tear down the borders
between Jazz and Rock music. Some pieces were quite through-composed, others
consciously gave the band members space to collectively design the pieces.
Also released under ATS-Records in early 2014, Faulhammer’s debut album A First
Taste was well received among its listeners, and already showed that this young
musician is looking for further challenges. Deriving from a trio line up on his first
production, Faulhammer this time started with a quartet line up and added an
additional soprano saxophone (Stefan Gottfried), violin (Christian Müller) and electric
bass (Robin Gadermaier) to enhance the sound of his and Max Tschida’s compositions.
Los Angeles based Austrian guitar player Alex Machacek voices his interest in this
production as he states „A very mature musical statement of young lions.
Congratulations and hereby highly recommended!“.
Tobias Faulhammer - Composition, Guitars
Maximilian Tschida - Composition, Keyboards
Sebastian Küberl - Double Bass
Andreas Seper - Drums
Stefan Gottfried - Soprano Saxophone
Christian Müller - Violin
Robin Gadermaier - Electric Bass