Maciej Obara Quartet
the Polish alto sax player has crafted a beautiful album whose expressive range embraces tender lyricism and impassioned, fiery playing.
With the exception of the title track - written by Krzysztof Komeda (spiritus rector of modern jazz in Poland) for Janusz Nasfeter’s film of the same name – all themes are by the highly inventive alto saxophonist. Obara emphasises, however, that his themes “serve as outlines, from which our sound is set free. My friends are amazing improvisers. I love their ability to move around freely in open spaces, and the way they shape and give colour to what I have in mind... It’s more like composing in real time.”
we recommend if you like mark turner, chris potter, or donny mccaslin.
- One For
- Joli Bord