SELECTED REVIEWS


CD-review LACY POOL_2: FRANPI BARRIAUX / CITIZEN JAZZ January 2018 (French)

CD-review LACY POOL_2 JAZZWORD September 2017 (English)

CD-review LACY POOL_2: FREE FORM, FREE JAZZ June 2017 (Portugese)

Von Uwe Oberg bedeutet Lacy Pool_2 das zweite herausragende Album in diesem Jahr -
keine schlechte Bilanz. NRWJAZZ.net Dez. 2017

On SWEET REASON (w Heinz Sauer):
...ein Duo-Spiel von vitaler Schönheit. Fantastisch! NRWJAZZ.net Dez.2017

Overall, the musicians exercise an often difficult to attain balance as serious chops, pungent arrangements
and sonorous melodic content produce an irrefutable fun-factor, instilled with all the necessary ingredients.
GLENN ASTARITA / ALL ABOUT JAZZ June 2017 (English)

CD-review Lacy Pool_2 UNI KULTURNÍ MAGAZÍN June 2017 (Czech)

CD-review Lacy Pool_2 JAZZWEEKLY July 2017 (English)

CD-review Lacy Pool_2 MUSICZOOM June 2017 (Italian)

CD-review Lacy Pool_2 PERCORSI MUSICALI June 2017 (Italian)

On ROPE & TURNS: KEN WAXMAN / JAZZWORD July 2016 (English)

On LACY POOL: FRANPI BARRIAUX / CITIZEN JAZZ June 2016 (French)

On TWICE, AT LEAST: FRANPI BARRIAUX / CITIZEN JAZZ June 2016 (French)

On TURNS: FRANPI BARRIAUX / CITIZEN JAZZ June 2016 (French)

On TURNS: JAZZ WEEKLY June 2016 (English)

On WORK: JAZZDAGAMA May 2016 (English)

On ROPE: GLENN ASTARITA / allaboutjazz April 2016 (English)

On WORK: FRANPI BARRIAUX / CITIZEN JAZZ March 2016 (French)

On TURNS: PERCORSI MUSICALI March 2016 (Italian)

On TURNS: ROBERT RATAJCZAK March 2016 (Polish)

On TURNS: HIS VOICE March 2016 (Czech)

On TURNS: MUSICZOOM March 2016 (Italian)

On WORK & TWICE, AT LEAST: MERZBOW-DEREK March 2016 (French)

On ROPE: HIS VOICE Feb. 2016 (Czech)

On CD WORK: MARK CORROTO / allaboutjazz March 2016

WORK has been voted for the Wire Top 50 Releases of 2015.

On CD WORK:
This recording is a reminder of his mastery as pianist and improvisor. ANDY HAMILTON / THE WIRE Feb. 2016

On CDs WORK & TWICE, AT LEAST:
Two 2015 solo albums make the best case for pianist Uwe Oberg. PETER MARGASAK / CHICAGO READER Jan. 2016

On CD WORK:
This is one of the best solo piano efforts I've heard in recent memory, working on several fronts simultaneously.
BRUCE LEE GALLANTER / DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Dec. 2015

On CDs WORK & TWICE, AT LEAST:
Oberg's music belongs for a long time to the best, that you can hear in contemporary Jazz, connected to history
and present. TIM GORBAUCH / FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU Dec. 2015

On CD WORK:
It's a hat trick true of the entire album, which simultaneously revels in the advantages of a solo piano setting while
succeeding in sidestepping the potential preoccupations and excesses. DEREK TAYLOR / DUSTED IN EXILE / Nov. 2015

On TWICE, AT LEAST: PERCORSI MUSICALI September 2015 (Italian)

On CD TWICE, AT LEAST:
Oberg possesses a unique approach: at times frugal, at others erratic or classical. Here is a man as comfortable
with one hand on the keys and the other in the belly of his grand piano beast as he is delicately playing by the rules
with both hands on deck. LONDON JAZZ NEWS / Oct. 2015

Oberg's sensuality defines the inside-piano completely new. JAZZTHING 2014

Oberg is one of the few, who really joins american with european improvised music;(...) one of the most intriguing pianists at the fascinating
intersection of New Music and Free Jazz, who impresses mainly with an economic style. RADIO ORF / AUSTRIA

(...) everything he touches becomes informed and intensified. ART LANGE / CHICAGO

Great players, luminously entertaining album. (about LACY POOL) MASSIMO RICCI / TOUCHING EXTREMES

Confirming that the music of a true original like Lacy is best celebrated by adding to it rather than copying, the three leap into the Lacy Pool
at the deep end. Accepting this challenge, they still manage an Olympic medal-like performance.(about LACY POOL)
KEN WAXMAN / March 2010 (pdf)

This is supple, intricate, accomplished European contemporary jazz of the highest order (about the CD "After All)
DAN WARBURTON / THE WIRE (pdf)

The music suggests a continous flow with a great abundance of sounds - the musicians move in it with passion and intuition (about the CD "LO")...
JAZZ NOTES / FRANCE

Fascinating communication & intensity (about the CD "LO")... MUSICA JAZZ / ITALY

An extremely intelligent mixture of New Music and Avantgarde-Jazz.(about the CD "Dedicated").. JAZZTHING

A man who allies the lightning-fast technique of Borah Bergman with Sophie Agnel or Sylvie Courvoisiers highly developed inner-piano playing.
Beautiful sonorities and acute listening have turned this album into one of 2003's best improv records. (on the CD "Looking" with Xu Fengxia)
FRANCOIS COUTURE, ALL-MUSIC-GUIDE (pdf)


COMPLETE ARTICLES

KEN WAXMAN / Jan. 2011 UWE OBERG & EVAN PARKER - FULL BLOOM (Jazzwerkstatt 092) (pdf)

DOWNBEAT Oct. 2010 about CD "LACY POOL" (pdf)

KEN WAXMAN / March 2010 UWE OBERG / CHRISTOF THEWES / MICHAEL GRIENER - LACY POOL (hatOLOGY 676) (pdf)

CULTURE JAZZ Jan. 2010 about CD "LACY POOL" in french language (pdf)

ALL ABOUT JAZZ Dec. 2009 about CD "LACY POOL" (pdf)

DAN WARBURTON / THE WIRE, Dec. 2007 Uwe Oberg / After All / KONNEX CD (pdf)

MASSIMO RICCI, TOUCHING EXTREMES Sept. 2006 UWE OBERG / GEORG WOLF / JORG FISCHER + FRANK GRATKOWSKI - After all (Konnex) (pdf)

CADENCE, February 2004
UWE OBERG, DEDICATED, JAZZNARTS 1603
Five of the pieces carry dedications to other musicians, and the fact, that the dedicatees - Bley, Feldman, Coltrane, Braxton, Weston - are such a varied lot, gives clues to the intriguing nature of the music. There is a fascinating root system at work in these performances, one that gives an impression of a tremendous depth, and a striking degree of creativity. A distinctly European tree, its bark contains that indefinable, ironic sense found in much german art. Its branche, however, reference both American and European improvised music, gnarling them up in ways that sets this particular quartet apart from the rest of the herd.
The quietly compelling theme of the Braxton tribute opener casts a wide-intervalled theme, typical of his subject, in an unusually warm harmonic environment. This draws the listener in deeply, even more when Oberg's piano spirals around the tense melody in Cecil Taylor-ish pulsations. Saxophonist Schubert, who counts Gunter Hampel, Simon Nabatov and Mark Feldman among his playmates, digs deep in a robust, Chicagoan tenor tradition for this track, and contorts the "After The Rain" theme in true free-Jazzer fashion on this track. Drummer Jörg Fischer has an acute ear for texture, and an easy-rolling approach for rhythm that's reminiscent of the casual brilliance of a Jim Black, or a Paul Lovens.
The Morton Feldman dedication is more late 1960's Art Ensemble Of Chicago than Feldman to these ears, but is well-done nonethless.

THE WIRE / LONDON Uwe Oberg / Georg Wolf / Jörg Fischer - LO (LEO LAB 030 CD) (pdf)