Uwe Oberg/Cristof Thewes/Michael Griener – “Lacy Pool__2 ” (Leo Records, 2017)

CD LR 792

“Lacy Pool__2 ” – it’s a new avant-garde jazz album released at “Leo Records”. This album is a set of Steve Lacy compositions interpretations played by three avant-garde jazz masters – Uwe Oberg (piano), Rudi Mahall (clarinets) and Michael Griener (drums). These three musicians are famous jazz masters. Through years of creative activity the musicians had created their own and original improvising style. They also had collaborated with many famous avant-garde jazz masters. The musicians had recorded “Lacy Pool_1” in 2009. This album also was a set of Steve Lacy compositions played and improvised by these three musicians. The improvisations of these musicians are dynamic, original and full of unexpected musical decisions and sound experiments.

“Lacy Pool__2 ” has 12 compositions. All compositions were written by saxophonist Steve Lacy. The improvisations created by Steve Lacy were re-played many times by various jazz musicians. Each musician try to search out a new sound and style of these compositions. The compositions of these album have a professional, interesting and colorful instrumentation. Virtuosic piano melodies, sharp and dynamic harmony, the high variety of rhytms, expressive and memorable clarinet melodies – these are the main elements of composition. The high variety of jazz styles are heard in these compositions. Avant-garde jazz elements are combined with bebop, post-bop, other modern jazz styles and a bit of traditional jazz intonations. But the main basement is avant-garde jazz – rigorous, active, fast and contrastic collective improvisations played by three professional and talented jazz masters. This album has a remarkable, original and dynamic sound.

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