Obara, Maciej Quartet / Unloved
Album:Unloved Collection:Jazz
Artist:Obara, Maciej Quartet Added:Nov 2017
Label:Ecm Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-03 Pull Date:2018-02-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 14Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17Dec 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 11, 2018:Lucid Lightning: Power Hour
4.Dec 13, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Dec 30, 2017:Old Fart at Play
5.Dec 10, 2017:Cardinal Importance
Echoes, Unloved
3.Dec 21, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Dec 09, 2017:Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-29 
Reviewed: 2017-11-29
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: stellar modern jazz led by alto saxophonist Obara. This is his 9th album and his first on ECM. The quartet plays with one mind, but the individual synapses fire in many directions.
If You Like: Jan Garbarek, Chris Potter
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Ula (6:57) - sax starts> dreamy slow tempo soundscape> piano solo> sax solo> jam> false stop> jam > slow fade
*2/ One For (6:17) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> lovely piano solo> sow fade
3/ Joli Bord (5:52) - cymbals start> slow rempo jam> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
*4/ Unloved (7:16) - lovely piano starts> slow tempo jam bilds to midtempo> soaring sax solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*5/ Sleepwalker (6:43) - piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo swings into uptempo jam> quick stop
*6/ Echoes (9:11) - piano starts> slow tempo jam? piano solo swings uptempo> blistering sax solo swings into fast tempo> piano solo> fast jam> slows to fade
7/ Storyteller (6:16) - sax starts> slow tempo jam builds in intensity> piano solo> soaring sax solo> slow jam & fade

Track Listing
1.Ula 4.Unloved
2.One For 5.Sleepwalker
3.Joli Bord 6.Echoes