Third Ear Recitation

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Third Ear Recitation
Studio album by David S. Ware
Released 1993
Recorded October 14 & 15, 1992
Sound On Sound, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 59:12
Label DIW
Producer Kazunori Sugiyama
David S. Ware chronology
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Third Ear Recitation

Third Ear Recitation is an album by American jazz saxophonist David S. Ware recorded in 1992 and released on the Japanese DIW label. This is the first recording by the David S. Ware Quartet with Whit Dickey replacing former drummer Marc Edwards.


Ware, who learned circular breathing from Sonny Rollins at the age of sixteen, tackles the Rollins composition "East Broadway Run Down" at almost twice the tempo Rollins did on the album of the same name in 1966. Ware was a lifelong student of rhythm, "The Chase" is dedicated to early associate, drummer Beaver Harris, who died in December, 1991. The quartet also plays two standards, Matt Dennis' "Angel Eyes", and two completely different takes of Joseph Kosma's "Autumn Leaves".[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "This is one of David S. Ware's most notorious, yet well-developed and executed recordings."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz says about the album that "was some sort of confirmation of Ware's growing interest in a more linear and at the same time harmonically refined approach to jazz."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David S. Ware except as indicated
  1. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma) - 3:43
  2. "East Broadway Run Down" (Sonny Rollins) - 9:40
  3. "Mystic March" - 5:39
  4. "Angel Eyes" (Matt Dennis) - 7:18
  5. "Third Ear Recitation" - 4:42
  6. "Free Flow Dialogue" - 3:17
  7. "Sentient Compassion" - 6:46
  8. "The Chase" - 9:11
  9. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma) - 8:56



  1. ^ Original Liner Notes by Ben Ratliff
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. David S. Ware – Third Ear Recitation: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1516. ISBN 0-14-051521-6.