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|David S Ware|
Wisdom of Uncertainty
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Through the '90s, Ware and Co. brought the sound of Coltrane's classic Quartet back to life, then shattered it into a thousand new possibilities. Ware's group has shaped an ocean of sound into outsized, abrasive, soulful j... more »
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Through the '90s, Ware and Co. brought the sound of Coltrane's classic Quartet back to life, then shattered it into a thousand new possibilities. Ware's group has shaped an ocean of sound into outsized, abrasive, soulful jazz. This record again features the talents of the band's newish drummer, the subtle, chatty Susie Ibarra. But even taking into account her smaller, more compact additions to the dialogue, the quartet's sound only got bigger. Ware is in blast-off mode throughout, his tenor squawking its way to unbelievable heights, then rising higher. With Ibarra and bassist William Parker pulsing quietly and briskly below, it's left to pianist Matthew Shipp to fill up the center. He does so in a variety of ways: with hammering density, monkish knottiness, and wide, gently undulating rivers of notes. He's the perfect launching pad for Ware, and the lyrical heart of this brilliant music. --D. Strauss
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Stephen | 02/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this was the first david s. ware record that i had heard. i had been recommended to listen to his stuff for a long time, so i found this one, bought it, and listened to it right when i got home. his playing is unlike anything that i have ever heard. at first i though it was a little brash...had to turn it off. second listening the same. third listening i found it to be some of the most amazing stuff i have ever heard. i now have almost all of his records."
This is good stuff!
Stephen | Virginia Beach, VA USA | 09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ware is in great form here. As usual for this group, Most of the songs begin with a short phrase and take off from there, usually returning at the end. As with the best of late Coltrane, its not the song but what is done with it that matters. Ware and group really dig into on this set.Ware and Pianist Shipp are a little less "in your face." I once had a professor that described someones work as "not leaving any head room." I think that sometimes fits Ware and Shipp who often play with such force that they don't leave much room. It is on dates like this (and Flight of i & Surrenderred) where they lay back a little that magic is allowed to happen. Ibarra is excellent though she continues to improve and of course PArker is great."