UWE OBERG SOLO PIANO
As a soloist, Uwe Oberg focusses on free playing with original compositions. In the last years he has embedded material of different origin. He starts freely, procees with an original and ends up in a Coltrane tune, all in one piece. Deconstruction / transformation / transition. Where is the bridge, what happens to a piece if it develops from a very different one? Finding is challenge and fun.
Monk and Steve Lacy always have been good companions, but there are also lovely pieces by Annette Peacock or Robert Wyatt. Whatever Oberg plays, he transforms each material in his very personal, twinkling sound without musical borders.
Oberg played on numerous CDs and received 2007 the award "Hessischer Jazzpreis".
His CD "WORK" has been voted for The Wire Top 50 Releases of 2015.
Everything he touches becomes informed and intensified. ART LANGE / CHICAGO
This recording is a reminder of his mastery as pianist and improvisor. ANDY HAMILTON / THE WIRE Feb. 2016
On WORK & TWICE, AT LEAST:
Two 2015 solo albums make the best case for pianist Uwe Oberg. PETER MARGASAK / CHICAGO READER Jan. 2016
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 Dez. 2015
On 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 Okt. 2015
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.
OTMAR KLAMMER, RADIO ORF / AUSTRIA
UWE OBERG PIANO SOLO
TWICE, AT LEAST
Seven pieces by Oberg, A. Peacock, C. Bley, Lacy, Monk.
Rec. in Wiesbaden 2013/15 (Leo Records 733, 2015)
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"Oberg possesses a unique approach: at times frugal, at others erratic or classical."
Read more: LONDON JAZZ NEWS / Oct. 2015
FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU REVIEW
TWICE, AT LEAST: longlist for the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" 2016.
UWE OBERG PIANO SOLO
Six pieces by Oberg, Monk, Coleman, Coltrane, Mingus, Wyatt.
Rec. at Sommermusik Saarbrücken 2008 (hatOLOGY 740, 2015)
"This is one of the best solo piano efforts I've heard in recent memory".
DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Dez. 2015
WORK has been voted for the The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2015
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