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Often viewed as an imposing, post-Coltrane free improviser, saxophonist David S. Ware makes his major-label debut after 20 years of cab driving on Go See the World. Accompanied by a free-jazz supergroup (William Parker on bass, Matthew Shipp on piano, and Susie Ibarra on drums), Ware wastes no time digging into the opener, a surprisingly tender "Mikuro's Blues." Of course, this is David Ware, and soon into "Lexicon" the notes of sound are falling in sheets. A 14-minute take on "The Way We Were" is played remarkably straight by the band, and one can't help wondering if they're grinning all the way through--though Ware's high-wire embellishments and strong blues feel actually make this a terrific, meaty version. The lurching "Quadrahex" is a showcase for Shipp's thundering piano slams, while Parker and Ibarra pace the skittering "Estheticmetric." Go See the World is loud, wild, and certainly an acquired taste for some, but there is no denying the library of ideas and the palette of sounds at Ware's disposal. Go See for yourself. --S. Duda

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  • Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
  • ASIN: B00000C27X
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ben "Swamp Donkey" Brenner on December 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I write this after reading the other posted reviews, and I do so for one reason: namely, to point out that Ware and company are exceptionally subtle players, in the tradition of Ayler and Dolphy. To be certain, Ware has a gallimaufry of timbres at his command and a tendency towards the brash, the honk, and the skronk. These "noises" may make some listeners uncomfortable. For those listeners, I recommend the refuge of the absolutely beautiful ensable playing. Take the time, (and the effort), to put your ears around the melodic juxtaposition of Ware's playing against that of his group, (i.e., Mikuros Blues and The Way We Where). Those with the (guts) to do so will be rewarded with an great blowin' session, one eloquent like an uncommitted crime. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to find this CD in a used record store and it's been in heavy rotation on my CD changer ever since. I would recommend this to fans of Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor as it combines elements of all 3.
That being said, the music here is quite complex and may be an aquired taste if you're just getting into free jazz (and if you are, I'd recommend Dave Holland's Conference of the Birds); but please do give it time and I promise you will love it. Ware's sax playing bristles with electricity, and ranges here from the bluesy riffs of 'Mikuro's Blues' to the impossibly fast sheets-of sound approach in 'Lexicon' to an abrasive, distorted wail that surfaces throughout.
The supporting players are equally brilliant; Parker's manic bowing adds to the generally schizophrenic mood; while Shipp is pure genius; shifting ideas and styles as quickly as Ware, his contributions range from fragments of lyric melody that float in and out to ominously banged-out chords to clusters of notes that in themselves sound like the raw material for an entire composition.
Get this CD. If you don't like it at first, come back to it from time to time until it grows on you. It's like an idiosyncratic fine wine that you may need to work toward appreciating, but it will reward you for a very long time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Muldoon on April 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you like late Coltrane you'll like the music on this CD entitled GO SEE THE WORLD (the words allegedly spoken by Mr Ware's mother when she held him in his arms the day he was born). There is much feeling in this music which gives the impression it's straining at the form imposed, straining to burst out with a cry of pure feeling, but it is held in check. I like listening to this music for two main reasons: firstly, it is balanced between sweetness and rage, between darkness and light, and it is balanced between the musicians so that there is no one dominating - one is always conscious of the presence of bass, piano and drums throughout even when Mr Tenorman David S. Ware is in full flight. The power of the music, and its drama showing this balance between sound and silence, between sweet piano chords and a gut wrenching run of notes on the tenor, and is especially evident on the track ESTHETICMETRIC (Ware is magic on this track.) All shine but it's worth replaying and listening just to the shimmering, splashing, tinkling, wowing, tintintabulations in the contribution of drummer Susie Ibarra, then replay and listen just to the bass work of William Parker, then replay and listen just to the piano of Matthew Shipp. Secondly, It is music of much feeling and intelligence and clears the mind of dross of revivalist music, slick music, shallow music. I suspect that in 20 years time I'll still be listening to this CD in the same way I am listening to Coltrane, or Taylor, or Coleman, or for that matter, Mulligan, Monk, or Miles. Beautifully recorded as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By riot67 on May 2, 2000
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Wares version of "The Way Were" is worth the admission price alone. As for the rest, free jazz is never easy and if it's good it's challanging and this cd is both. With a band that includes William Parker, Matthew Shipp and Susie Ibarra, all gifted muscians in their own right, how can you go wrong? Warning though, not for the unintiated.
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