”Where The Spirits Eat” is the first album by the Tobias Wiklund Quartet.
It was recorded on analog tape in beautiful acoustic settings at ”the Village Studios”, Copenhagen. The album features nine completely new compositions by Tobias and two exciting arrangements of songs written by Louis Armstrong.
What defines the sound of TWQ, is the balance between introspective presence and the power of expression. The belief that music is built on the togetherness of the group instead of a single artist can clearly be heard on this debut album.
With some of the most talented, young musicians on the Scandinavian jazz scene, the band expresses a mix of the American traditional jazz and progressive European avant-garde. Pianist Simon Toldam (DK), drummer Daniel Fredriksson (SE), basist Lasse Mørck (DK) and cornetist Tobias Wiklund forms a unit that at the drop of a hat switches from the melodic lines of Ornette Coleman to the swinging eight notes of Thelonius Monk.
With this strong debut the TWQ sets to be a rising star on the European jazz scene.