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Ware, David S. Quartet / Freedom Suite, the
Album:Freedom Suite, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ware, David S. Quartet Added:Oct 2002
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-10-21 Pull Date:2002-12-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 22Dec 8Nov 17Nov 10Oct 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 09, 2016:Rebop
The Freedom Suite (1)
4.May 02, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
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2.Oct 19, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
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5.Apr 01, 2005:Memory Select
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3.Jun 27, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
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6.Feb 22, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
The Freedom Suite (1)

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-10-20 
Grand reworking of Sonny Rollins' 1958 "Freedom Suite." The piece takes up the entire disk, broken into four parts.

Ware plays his usual type-A, with lots of choppy aggression but without trampling Sonny's composition. It's an adventurous free-jazz interpretation (contrast with Branford Marsalis' more conventional version on his CD, "Footsteps of Our fathers.")

Matthew Shipp on piano provides a cascading, seascape of mid/low chords, particularly on the darker third track.

Every track is great:

1- Upbeat theme, with very nice sax and piano solos.
2- Cooler sound, more of a nighttime jazz-club feel.
3- Big and stormy, slow.
4- Midtempo free groove

Track Listing
1.The Freedom Suite (1) 3.The Freedom Suite (3)
2.The Freedom Suite (2) 4.The Freedom Suite (4)