Obara, Maciej Quartet / Three Crowns
Album: Three Crowns   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Obara, Maciej Quartet   Added:Oct 2019
Label:Ecm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-12-18 Pull Date: 2020-02-19 Charts: Jazz
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Recent Airplay
1. Feb 18, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Blue Skies For Andy
4. Jan 23, 2020: Melange
Blue Skies For Any
2. Feb 15, 2020: Music Casserole
Blue Skies For Andy
5. Jan 21, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
3. Jan 30, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Blue Skies For Any
6. Jan 17, 2020: Monty52's Music and Messages
Three Crowns

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-21
0Reviewed: 2019-11-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Dark toned alto saxophonist Obara leads a post bop team through a series of dreamy originals. The moods have an icy mist to them. The program is comprised of six new pieces by Maciej and two free arrangements of compositions by Henryk Górecki.
If You Like: Jan Garbarek, Ralph Towner
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Three Pieces In Old Style (Part 1) (5:40) – piano starts> slow tempo jam piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
***2/ Blue Skies For Andy (9:21) – bass solo starts> slow tempo jam slowly builds to fast tempo> piano solo> sax solo slows to midtempo> uptempo jam slows to fade
*3/ Smoggy People (6:55) – drums start quietly> slow tempo Jam> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade> pause slow fade
4/ Little Requiem For A Polish Girl ‘Tranquillo’ (9:21) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade
*5/ Vang Church (6:26) –drum solo starts> uptempo jam> piano solo>midtempo jam> slow fade
**6/ Three Crowns (7:13) – piano starts hesitating, swings into uptempo jam> sizzling sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
**7/ Glow (7:34) – piano starts hesitating> midtempo jam builds to crescendo> midtempo jam> piano solo builds into uptempo jam> crescendo end
**8/ Mr. S (9:57) – bass starts> slow spacey jam> piano solo> slow jam> sax solo> slow jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Three Pieces In An Old Style (Part 1)   5. Vang Church
2. Blue Skies For Andy   6. Three Crowns
3. Smoggy People   7. Glow
4. Little Requiem For A Polish Girl 'tranquillo'   8. Mr. S