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    David S. Ware String Ensemble “Threads” Thirsty Ear

    Liner notes present the confession of a former
    flame thrower falling in love with a fountain.
    Cooler composing heads prevail, at least for
    now; however this certainly has flashes of
    Ware’s scintillating solos (the “Weave” cuts)
    Overall, there’s a quasi illbient undervibe.
    Fans of the recent El-P should enjoy the
    “Sufic Passages” with its bass and cymbal
    smooth ride. That’s an easy entry. I dug the
    opening track, very tense, very “Angel Heart”
    with all players getting limber. The twin
    strings of Daniel Bernard Roumain and Mat
    Maneri are thickened further by Matthew
    Shipp’s banks of synth strings. Especially
    on the title track, which will either be
    beautiful or bogged down for listeners. I
    think this is a nice first step towards a
    balance between blast and ballad…chops and
    comps…purists can still return and burn
    with older Wares.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 25, 2005 at 1:34 am
  • Filed as CD,Format,Jazz
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