Corridors & Parallels

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Corridors and Parallels
Studio album by David S. Ware
Released September 18, 2001
Recorded February 26 & 27, 2001
Sorcerer Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 48:48
Label AUM Fidelity
AUM 019
Producer Steven Joerg
David S. Ware chronology
Surrendered
(2000)
Corridors and Parallels
(2001)
Live in the Netherlands
(2001)

Corridors and Parallels is an album by American jazz saxophonist David S. Ware which was recorded in 2001 and released on the AUM Fidelity label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]

Ware's move to more electronic textures divided the critics. In his review for AllMusic, Sam Samuelson called it "his most inspired record thus far" and said "This recording is not to be missed".[3] Pitchfork's Christopher Dare was less inpressed stating "I'll leave it to the listener to decide whether the good half of an album makes it worth the purchase. Unfortunately, the other half weakens all its supports with some tacky choices regarding sound palettes and dynamics-- deconstruction in the least clever sense".[4] The Guardian's John Fordham noted "Much of it is as fiercely remorseless as you'd expect. But there are also Afro-funk grooves as tight as a club disc, endless tenor notes against gongs and bells, sci-fi electronic bleepings and twitterings, and an awe-inspiring tribute to Ware's late mother that is one of the most impassioned free-jazz tenor soliloquies of recent times".[5] All About Jazz noted "This new effort is a fine record: a living document of an group in flux, and a stand-alone work of art. It will be quite revealing to hear what happens next after such a dramatic change. This is living, breathing music".[6] Daniel Piotrowski wrote in JazzTimes that "Sometimes Corridors feels like an experiment in progress more than a cohesive idea, but it is still one of his most exciting and intriguing recordings".[7]

The Wire placed the album in their "50 Records Of The Year 2001" list.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David S. Ware except as indicated
  1. "Untitled" - 1:20
  2. "Straight Track" - 10:03
  3. "Jazz Fi-Sci" - 4:22
  4. "Superimposed" - 5:58
  5. "Sound-a-Bye" - 3:09
  6. "Untitled" - 0:37
  7. "Corridors & Parallels" (Matthew Shipp, David S. Ware) - 9:00
  8. "Somewhere" - 3:11
  9. "Spaces Embraces" - 3:18
  10. "Mother May You Rest in Bliss" - 6:08
  11. "Untitled" - 1:48

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AUM Fidelity discography, accessed March 5, 2014
  2. ^ David S. Ware discography, accessed March 5, 2014
  3. ^ a b Samuelson, Sam. David S. Ware – Corridors & Parallels: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Dare, C., Pitchfork Review, October 10, 2001
  5. ^ a b Fordham, J. The Guardian Review, August 16, 2002
  6. ^ All About Jazz Review, September 1, 2001
  7. ^ Piotrowski, D., JazzTimes Review, December 2001
  8. ^ 2001 Rewind at The Wire