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Go See the World
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Often viewed as an imposing, post-Coltrane free improviser, saxophonist David S. Ware makes his major-label debut after 20 years of cab driving on Go See the World. Accompanied by a free-jazz supergroup (William Parker on ... more »
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Often viewed as an imposing, post-Coltrane free improviser, saxophonist David S. Ware makes his major-label debut after 20 years of cab driving on Go See the World. Accompanied by a free-jazz supergroup (William Parker on bass, Matthew Shipp on piano, and Susie Ibarra on drums), Ware wastes no time digging into the opener, a surprisingly tender "Mikuro's Blues." Of course, this is David Ware, and soon into "Lexicon" the notes of sound are falling in sheets. A 14-minute take on "The Way We Were" is played remarkably straight by the band, and one can't help wondering if they're grinning all the way through--though Ware's high-wire embellishments and strong blues feel actually make this a terrific, meaty version. The lurching "Quadrahex" is a showcase for Shipp's thundering piano slams, while Parker and Ibarra pace the skittering "Estheticmetric." Go See the World is loud, wild, and certainly an acquired taste for some, but there is no denying the library of ideas and the palette of sounds at Ware's disposal. Go See for yourself. --S. Duda
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Benjamin Brenner | Davis, CA United States | 12/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I write this after reading the other posted reviews, and I do so for one reason: namely, to point out that Ware and company are exceptionally subtle players, in the tradition of Ayler and Dolphy. To be certain, Ware has a gallimaufry of timbres at his command and a tendency towards the brash, the honk, and the skronk. These "noises" may make some listeners uncomfortable. For those listeners, I recommend the refuge of the absolutely beautiful ensable playing. Take the time, (and the effort), to put your ears around the melodic juxtaposition of Ware's playing against that of his group, (i.e., Mikuros Blues and The Way We Where). Those with the (guts) to do so will be rewarded with an great blowin' session, one eloquent like an uncommitted crime. Highly recommended."
Post Coltrane passion clears out the cobwebs
Ian Muldoon | Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia | 04/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like late Coltrane you'll like the music on this CD entitled GO SEE THE WORLD (the words allegedly spoken by Mr Ware's mother when she held him in his arms the day he was born). There is much feeling in this music which gives the impression it's straining at the form imposed, straining to burst out with a cry of pure feeling, but it is held in check. I like listening to this music for two main reasons: firstly, it is balanced between sweetness and rage, between darkness and light, and it is balanced between the musicians so that there is no one dominating - one is always conscious of the presence of bass, piano and drums throughout even when Mr Tenorman David S. Ware is in full flight. The power of the music, and its drama showing this balance between sound and silence, between sweet piano chords and a gut wrenching run of notes on the tenor, and is especially evident on the track ESTHETICMETRIC (Ware is magic on this track.) All shine but it's worth replaying and listening just to the shimmering, splashing, tinkling, wowing, tintintabulations in the contribution of drummer Susie Ibarra, then replay and listen just to the bass work of William Parker, then replay and listen just to the piano of Matthew Shipp. Secondly, It is music of much feeling and intelligence and clears the mind of dross of revivalist music, slick music, shallow music. I suspect that in 20 years time I'll still be listening to this CD in the same way I am listening to Coltrane, or Taylor, or Coleman, or for that matter, Mulligan, Monk, or Miles. Beautifully recorded as well."
Nice CD, but something not quite there...
Mr. Mark | Canada | 04/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is something about the production of this record that I cannot come to terms with. It is a good record (3.5 stars would have been more appropriate), but I find Ware's sax to be too over-powering and there is a big production sound I find endemic of big labels. (I found a similar problem wth James Carter's CD'S on DIW/Columbia) I really should come back to it and re-evaluate, but I find that Iberra (whose drumming I usually love) and Shipp are not the best compliment to Wares explosive sound (Parker on the other hand seems to work well with him). Perhaps I should hear some of the other releases that this combo has done on different labels. I must give Kudos however to Sony/Columbia (via Brandford Marsalis) for giving this music a chance as it is quite challenging and will certainly not be on of their best sellers!In Summary, a good cd but not excellent. I am happy with it in my collection (all cd's cannot be 5 star material now can they)."