|Ware, David S. / Shakti|
|Artist:||Ware, David S.||Added:||01/2009|
|Add Date:||2009-02-01||Pull Date:||2009-04-05||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||5 Apr||29 Mar||22 Mar||15 Mar||8 Mar||1 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb|
|1.||Apr 03, 2009:||Memory Select, early edition |
|4.||Mar 20, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|2.||Mar 31, 2009:||Reelin' in the Years Jazz Special |
|5.||Mar 13, 2009:||Memory Select |
|3.||Mar 27, 2009:||Memory Select |
|6.||Mar 06, 2009:||Memory Select |
Earthy free jazz colored by Ware's knotty, sour-toned sax. Joe Morris on guitar adds a gentle sound, but his soloing and Ware's are still plenty intense. Ware really cuts loose on tracks 4 and 6, but most of the time he's creating more controlled shapes built of off-color sax notes and microtones.|
Maybe this doesn't have the ferocity of Ware's early stuff, but it's still energetic -- the drums pack a power punch, for instance -- and shows Ware still riding tall, perhaps in a more mature setting. And Joe Morris' mercury-fast guitar is always a treat.
David S. Ware (tenor sax, kalimba)
Joe Morris (guitar)
William Parker (bass)
Warren Smith (drums)
1- (9:39) Bouncy and catchy. Twisty, throttling sax comes in right away.
2- (18:10) A calmer flow, almost a casually bluesy feel in the sax. Solos for everyone. Nice long jam, swingy.
3- (12:38) Slow, reflective feel, with fast gnarled sax. Like an interesting monologue.
4- (8:27) Peaceful thumb piano, then solo sax. Gets ghostly and intense, then fades out.
5- (9:26) Squirrely, bumpy theme, some gritty soloing.
6- (9:33) Joyous themes and some fast-flitting sax work that gets super intense by the end.