Maciej Obara: saxophones
Dominik Wania: piano
Ole Morten Vaagan: bass
Gard Nilssen: drums
The quartet embodies the very best of today's leading European jazz scene and each member possesses an individual sound emerging from differing musical experiences. Obara has invited powerful and mature artists who create complete, mindful and, above all, beautiful music together.
The band has performed in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY), Jazz Standard (NY), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), Cotton Club (Tokyo) as well as at festivals like London Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Jarasum Intl Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz, Ottawa Jazz Festival, New Haven Jazz Festival, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Molde Jazz Festival, Jazztopad Festival, or Izmir Jazz Festival.
“Unloved” is the first studio recording of the quartet, vividly presenting the leader’s lyrical inspirations from the Polish jazz masters and Romantic-era composers alike. The whole is completed by the remarkable harmonic sensibility of Dominik Wania, the folk sound of Ole Morten Vaagan and the rock feeling of Gard Nilssen.
Freedom, intuition and great communication characterize the Maciej Obara Quartet and enable the members to follow risky musical paths, emphasising the dynamism and unpredictability of each concert.
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Polnischen Institut Wien