David S. Ware (with Matthew Shipp): Tenderly

Track

Tenderly

Group

David S. Ware Quartet (with Matthew Shipp)

CD

Earthquation (DIW Records)

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Musicians:

David S. Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums).

Composed by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence

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Recorded: Power Station, New York, May 4-5, 1994

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Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Shipp rose to prominence through Ware’s torrential music. The second of two versions of “Tenderly” on Earthquation illustrates perfectly what Shipp brought to the process. On version two, Shipp’s stacked chords form the song’s core, serving as both the quartet’s navigator and Ware’s anchor. As the tune and the improvisation progress, it’s almost as though Ware wants to veer further and further from the melody while Shipp’s deliberate chords beckon, “Here, here, David.” What chemistry.

Reviewer: Steve Greenlee

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