UWE OBERG's LACY POOL
UWE OBERG & HEINZ SAUER
ROPE - OBERG / SCHUBERT / ROGERS / SANDERS
OBERG / FONDA / MARTÍNEZ
Uwe Oberg piano / Joe Fonda bass / Lucía Martínez drums
CUSH - OBERG / TÜRKÖZ / LOVENS
Oberg piano / Saadet Türköz vocals / Paul Lovens perc.
UWE OBERG & ULI BÖTTCHER: SAME RIVER
Uwe Oberg piano / Uli Böttcher live-electronics & sampling
UWE OBERG & EVAN PARKER
Uwe Oberg piano / Evan Parker tenor & soprano saxophone
MUSIC AND FILMS
Oberg plays with silent films
ERIC PLANDÉ TOUCHING TRIO
Eric Plandé tenor & soprano saxophone / Uwe Oberg piano / Peter Perfido drums
Uwe Oberg *1962 Offenbach / Germany, lives in Wiesbaden nearby Frankfurt.
"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
He started playing piano at the age of seven, moved in the early 80s from popular music to Jazz and joined in 1986 the KOOPERATIVE NEW JAZZ / ARTist Wiesbaden, an association of improvising musicians. Improvisation is the keyword for his work. Impressed by Free Jazz and New Music, he developed exceptional piano techniques; influences are Thelonious Monk, Paul Bley, Cecil Taylor, Don Pullen, Ran Blake, Andrew Hill, the music of Anthony Braxton, the early piano compositions of John Cage as well as european free improvisation. He is also a composer and a highly individual interpret of Jazz-compositions.
He works in various musical contexts: as a soloist he bends the bow from inside piano to the music of Monk. With LACY POOL he dives into the music of Steve Lacy, the duo with SILKE EBERHARD plays originals as well as music by Carla Bley, Annette Peacock a.o. ROPE is an improvising quartet with european line-up. Whatever Oberg plays, he transforms each material in his very personal, twinkling sound without musical borders.
Beside fixed projects he enjoys the improvised encounter with musicians from different styles and cultures. He often played in combination with other artforms, theatre / dance / lyrics, currently mainly with silent films, as a soloist and with ensembles. Cooperation with: ALFRED HARTH, PETER KOWALD, XU FENGXIA, MATTHIAS SCHUBERT, PHILIPPE MICOL, JÜRGEN WUCHNER, ULI PHILLIPP, TONY OXLEY, SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON, RUDI MAHALL, HR JAZZENSEMBLE, HEINZ SAUER, URS LEIMGRUBER, SAADET TÜRKÖZ, SUBROTO ROY CHAUDHURI, PAUL LOVENS, AXEL DÖRNER, FRANK GRATKOWSKI, EVAN PARKER a.m.o.
In December 2007 Oberg got the award HESSISCHER JAZZPREIS. Laudatio by Dr. Wolfram Knauer (in German Language)