UWE OBERG & HEINZ SAUER
Uwe Oberg piano / Heinz Sauer tenorsaxophone
Live: September 7, Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
Heinz Sauer and Uwe Oberg have been playing time and again through the years, in duet or quartet. In June 2017 they joined the venerable Peitz festival and went to the studio RBB in Berlin. In December 2017 their first CD "Sweet Reason" has been released @ Jazzwerkstatt Berlin.
Heinz Sauer is one of the significant european Jazz musicians, since the 1950s he's stimulating the music scene with his rough, unvarnished sound. German critic Ulrich Olshausen: " Few Jazz musicians are able to charge their sound with such an intensity like Sauer does. The tones are ejected or flow like blazing lava, in one moment they sparkle and in the next they're pale, they are smooth and beautiful or will be manipulated by overblow-technique to ambiguity." Sauer received many prizes and played on numerous of CDs.
"Uwe 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." writes Austrian critic Otmar Klammer / ORF.
Uwe Oberg released many CDs and received the Hessischer Jazzpreis. His CD "WORK" has been voted for the Wire Top 50 Releases of 2015.
In concerts Sauer and Oberg play originals, as well as some Monk or Ellington; but mainly they immerse in free communication, as they did on their first CD "Sweet Reason". Most of the pieces were created on the spur of the moment.
Oberg...is a stunning soloist and inspired stimulator as well. FAZ Uli Olshausen Jan. 2018 (German)
...a duo of vital beauty. Gorgeous! NRW JAZZ Dez. 2017 (German)
A duo at its very peak. WIESBADENER KURIER Dez. 2017 (German)
...a very personal statement, clearly and open-minded. FR Hans-Jürgen Linke April 2018 (German)
Photos by Frank Schindelbeck. Click on the photo to enlarge and download.
September 7 Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie