Planetary Unknown

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Planetary Unknown
Planetary Unknown.jpg
Studio album by David S. Ware
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded November 23, 2010
Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Genre Jazz
Length 72:25
Label AUM Fidelity
AUM 068
Producer Steven Joerg & David S. Ware
David S. Ware chronology
Planetary Unknown

Planetary Unknown is an album by saxophonist David S. Ware which was recorded in 2010 and released on the AUM Fidelity label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, arwulf arwulf said "Anyone who knows and loves modern creative improvised music is sure to be moved by the combination of hearts and minds preserved on this recording".[3]

The All About Jazz review noted "Planetary Unknown marks the first time this quartet played together, though that isn't apparent, given the music's deep roots and connections... the program has the air of a twenty-first century classic about it".[4] The JazzTimes review by Mike Shanley commented "Although no one actually leads the session, Ware’s personality—or perhaps his strong tone—seems to direct much of the proceedings".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David S. Ware, Cooper-Moore, Muhammad Ali & William Parker

  1. "Passage Wudang" - 21:56
  2. "Shift" - 7:34
  3. "Duality Is One" - 7:00
  4. "Divination" - 9:27
  5. "Crystal Palace" - 3:40
  6. "Divination Unfathomable" - 9:26
  7. "Ancestry Supramental" - 13:25



  1. ^ AUM Fidelity discography, accessed June 9, 2014
  2. ^ David S. Ware discography, accessed June 9, 2014
  3. ^ a b arwulf, arwulf. David S. Ware – Planetary Unknown: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Jones, N., All About Jazz Review, June 8, 2011
  5. ^ Shanley, M., JazzTimes review, JazzTimes, July/August 2011