Maciej Obara (born 1981) was able to set valuable accents in the band of the Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko several years ago and also with his band "Obara International" for...
Maciej Obara (born 1981) was already able to set valuable accents in the band of the Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko a few years ago and also caused some furor in his home country with his band "Obara International". "Three Crowns", his second album for ECM, was named by Polish alto saxophonist Maciej Obara after the Trzy Korony Mountain (Three Crowns Mountain) of the Pieniny mountain range in southern Poland. The performance of the quartet, which climbs new musical peaks here, is accordingly. The album features six fresh pieces by the band leader and fascinating interpretations of two works by Polish composer Gorecki (1933-2010). It is noteworthy that for the first time the Gorecki family gave their blessing to improvising musicians for the recording of his works. Maciej Obara and his three fellow musicians approach the compositions with the intensity and focus that distinguishes them elsewhere in the forefront of contemporary jazz. It's a truly special quartet with a layered and detailed sound, an alliance of highly individual instrumentalists committed to group work while still managing to find room for self-development. The quartet's star has risen steadily in recent years.
Maciej Obara (alto saxophone); Dominik Wania (piano); Ole Morten Vaagan (bass); Gard Nilssen (drums).
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