Threads (David S. Ware album)

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Threads
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Studio album by David S. Ware String Ensemble
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded April 28 & June 13, 2003
Sorcerer Sound, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length44:45
Label Thirsty Ear
THI57137.2
Producer David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp & Peter Gordon
David S. Ware chronology
Freedom Suite
(2002)
Threads
(2003)
Live in the World
(2005)

Threads is an album by saxophonist and composer David S. Ware's String Ensemble which was recorded in 2003 and released on the Thirsty Ear label. [1] [2] [3]

David S. Ware jazz musician

David Spencer Ware was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.

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Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "Threads is easily Ware's classic thus far in that it showcases the musician at the height of all of his powers: improvisational, compositional, and as an arranger and bandleader. This is Ware's masterpiece and the first really new compositional statement in jazz in years" [4] The Guardian's John Fordham stated "Some fascinating free-improv, often against startlingly tender and conventionally-harmonised textures, though unlikely to suit a Friday night at Ronnie's". [5]

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PopMatters observed "if Threads won’t immediately make Ware as well known as a composer as he is as a player, it definitely serves as a loud call that his skills don’t end with his saxophone". [6] The All About Jazz review said "While some may question this seemingly off-kilter group of selections, it seems that Ware is once again searching for some new musical plane that may be unknown but definitely makes the journey interesting". [7] JazzTimes noted "It's hard not to think of Ware as a guest star on Threads, at least on first listen. However the music's power ends up taking over, making the album likely to become one of the most significant offerings in the saxophonist's career". [8]

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Track listing

All compositions by David S. Ware except as indicated

  1. "Ananda Rotation" (Matthew Shipp, Ware) - 6:39
  2. "Sufic Passages" - 9:02
  3. "Weave Part 1" (Guillermo E. Brown, Ware) - 3:21
  4. "Threads" - 13:00
  5. "Carousel of Lightness" - 9:02
  6. "Weave Part 2" (Brown, Ware) - 3:41

Personnel

Tenor saxophone type of saxophone

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References

  1. David S. Ware discography, accessed June 9, 2014
  2. S. Ware&album=Threads Thirsty Ear catalog, accessed June 9, 2014
  3. Lopez, R., David S. Ware Sessionography, accessed June 9, 2014
  4. 1 2 Jurek, Thom. avid S. Ware - Threads: Review at AllMusic . Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  5. 1 2 Fordham, J., The Guardian Review, December 12, 2003
  6. Heaton, D., PopMatters Review, November 9, 2003
  7. Turner, M. F., All About Jazz Review, November 2, 2003
  8. Shanley, M., JazzTimes Review, November 2003