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Ware, David S. / Shakti
Album:Shakti Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ware, David S. Added:01/2009
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-01 Pull Date:2009-04-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:5 Apr29 Mar22 Mar15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb15 Feb
Airplays:21111212

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 03 Apr 09:Wedge
Memory Select, early edition
4.Fri, 20 Mar 09:Kremit The Horn
Emphysema For Emphasis
2.Tue, 31 Mar 09:James Painter
Reelin' in the Years Jazz Special
5.Fri, 13 Mar 09:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Fri, 27 Mar 09:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Fri, 06 Mar 09:Wedge
Memory Select

Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2009-02-01 
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.

Track Listing
1.Crossing Samsara 4.Namah
2.Nataraj 5.Antidromic
3.Reflection 6.Shakti