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Ware, David S. Quartet / Renunciation
Album:Renunciation Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ware, David S. Quartet Added:06/2007
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-07-29 Pull Date:2007-09-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:30 Sep16 Sep9 Sep2 Sep26 Aug19 Aug12 Aug5 Aug
Airplays:11131112

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 28, 2007:Memory Select
Renunciation Suite II
4.Sep 01, 2007:Late Night Jams
Mikuro's Blues
2.Sep 14, 2007:Baptism of Select Memory
Renunciation Suite II
5.Aug 31, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (extended remix)
Renunciation Suite II
3.Sep 02, 2007:Transmission Overload
Ganesh Sound (Reprise)
6.Aug 26, 2007:Transmission Overload
Renunciation Suite II

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-07-25 
Free jazz featuring Ware's high-energy, gnarled sax sound (high skronk factor) and an all-star quartet fronted by Matthew Shipp's piano. Played with power and energy, but not in full blowout mode; it's more like a towering, shadowy sound with a pinpoint sense of control that's sometimes allowed to wander off the needle a little.

David S. Ware -- tenor sax
Matthew Shipp -- piano
William Parker -- bass
Guillermo E. Brown -- drums

1- Spoken introduction
2- Powerful, emotional midtempo. A big, reverent sound.

3- (18:49) Solo sax scrawls alternated with trio interludes, mostly in mid/fast mode in varying moods. Ends with a long drum solo. What's interesting here is the way the Shipp/Parker/Brown trio sets and sticks to a mood -- now, that might have been pre-determined, and it's true the piano takes the lead sonically by default, but still... you can tell these guys have played together a lot.
4- Fast quartet ramble, cool. Gets heavy, skronky, out there.
5- Piano/bass duet, fast but moody. Gets scribbly.

6- Loping midtempo, a dusky, catchy 5/4 bassline. Very cool. Starts with small band blasts. (Nice studio version of this one is on Ware's "Go See the World.")
7- Reprise of 2: Another towering, passionate sermon. Last 3 minutes are applause and PA announcements.
8- Fairly fast and scribbly.

Track Listing
1.Introduction 5.Renunciation Suite III
2.Ganesh Sound 6.Mikuro's Blues
3.Renunciation Suite I 7.Ganesh Sound (Reprise)
4.Renunciation Suite II 8.Saturnian