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NEWS: RECORDING

Piano Sutras, A Glistening New Thirsty Ear Solo Release From Pianist Matthew Shipp Is Ready For You

Piano Sutras, A Glistening New Thirsty Ear Solo Release  From Pianist Matthew Shipp Is Ready For You

By Chris Rich Amid the snow swirl and chill of a late February this year, Matthew Shipp headed to Park West Studios to commence work on a solo recording which will be called Piano Sutras. “On Wednesday February 20, pianist/composer Matthew Shipp recorded his next Thirsty Ear record, “Piano Sutras”, at Park West Studios in Brooklyn. Jim Clouse ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

Read "David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation" reviewed by Matthew Sumera

David S. Ware Quartet
Renunciation
Aum Fidelity
2007

While it is always tempting to over-praise the final work of any major artist--in this case arguably the greatest jazz combo of the last twenty years--sometimes a more measured, nuanced approach is useful. After all, hagiography does little to situate such works ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

Read "Renunciation" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Billed as the final US performance of the David S. Ware Quartet, Renunciation was recorded live at the 2006 Vision Festival and arrives as something like the final episode of The Sopranos: having been an important part of our lives for so long, fans hate to see them go. But deep down, we know it's time. ...

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David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

Read "Renunciation" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'atto di rinunciare a qualcosa presuppone sempre una volontà: attraverso un double-talking di rara efficacia, David S. Ware congeda il suo celebre quartetto dalle scene e nel momento in cui lo fa ci fa partecipare alla sua “rinuncia", uno stato - come spiega nelle brevi note di copertina - di consapevolezza, illuminazione e di fusione del proprio essere ...

David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

Read "Renunciation" reviewed by Lyn Horton

The transfer of music from a musician's inner being to the outside happens as a result of a mysterious internal drive that can never really be explained. This drive motivates the expression of emotion intertwined with intellect, using musical instruments as the tools. How we hear this expression can bring us closer to our own inner ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David S. Ware Quartet: Freedom Suite

Read "Freedom Suite" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware is something of a prophet. That may sound like a melodramatic exaggeration, but it's true. Ware belongs in a long tradition of African American musical testimony which finds its roots in the early days of slavery and which has manifested itself in subsequent forms of revelation including the blues and gospel. ...

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David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels

Read "Corridors & Parallels" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On Corridors & Parallels, you can almost feel tenor saxophonist David S. Ware reaching for the sky. It's a high-octane experience. His yearning, seeking vision on the horn always aims for new heights, and on this record he definitely manages to get just a little closer.

The new David S. Ware Quartet record distinguishes itself from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels

Read "Corridors & Parallels" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On Corridors & Parallels, you can almost feel tenor saxophonist David S. Ware reaching for the sky. It's a high-octane experience. His yearning, seeking vision on the horn always aims for new heights, and on this record he definitely manages to get just a little closer.

The new David S. Ware Quartet record distinguishes itself from ...