iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Surrendered by David S. Ware, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Surrendered

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

David S. Ware's second Columbia release is characteristically aggressive and anguished, but it is not atonal. The album features four Ware originals, all of which possess clear compositional form and harmonic structure. Ware's solos may be filled with squawks and wails — hallmarks of free jazz — but he is making the chord changes. "Peace Celestial," "Theme of Ages," and "Surrendered" are based on rubato statements of fairly simple chordal and/or melodic motifs. Ware and pianist Matthew Shipp play solos while bassist William Parker and drummer Guillermo E. Brown react in sturdy and empathic fashion. As these tracks play, one envisions landscapes dramatic and vast yet rocky and imposing. "Glorified Calypso," in contrast, bounces along with a buoyancy different in mood from the other cuts.

Two of the tracks are non-originals. Beaver Harris's "African Drums" begins with a 6/8 figure that resembles the vamp of Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"; an off-kilter and rather ugly harmonic shift occurs in the middle four bars of the form. "Sweet Georgia Bright" by Charles Lloyd begins with a medium swing feel and goes in and out of double-time for the solos. It's as straight-ahead an arrangement as Ware will ever play, but as the entire album reveals, Ware's music contains more conventional harmony, melody, and rhythm than is often supposed. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Life as told by the music of Ware

Mind-blowing... wow. In the greatest spirit of Pharoah Sanders and his ilk, Ware touches you emotionally as well as being quite visceral. If you are a fan of "free-jazz" you will like this. I was stopped dead in my tracks preparing dinner and listening. I couldnt move a muscle until in between the compositions. Dinner was finally done and I listened two more times to the album. Its intense, abrupt,soothing and soul stunning. If you listen, youll hear the story of a life as told by a tenor sax, piano,bass and drums.

Get Free

Get Free why don't you? Accessable, yet out in the cosmos, it is simply an outstanding Jazz adventure. Free your mind, and the rest will follow.

Biography

Born: November 7, 1949 in Plainfield, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The critical buzz aroused by David S. Ware's work with Andrew Cyrille and Cecil Taylor in the '70s had, by the late '90s, turned into a consonant roar. New York's collective jazz press -- always on the lookout for the music's next messiah -- crowned Ware the "King of Free Jazz" on the basis of his energetic quartet albums from the mid-'90s. Ware's band (with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and, variously, Susie lbarra, Marc Edwards, or Whit Dickey on drums) became the decade's avant-garde...
Full Bio
Surrendered, David S. Ware
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influenced by This Artist

Contemporaries