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David S. Ware New Quartet: Theatre Garonne, 2008 (AUM Fidelity)

Seven years after his death, fire-and-brimstone tenor saxophonist David S. Ware is still giving us new music. Théâtre Garonne, 2008 presents his New Quartet (with guitarist Joe Morris, bassist William Parker, and drummer Warren Smith) in concert in France two weeks after the group recorded the album Shakti. Given the compressed time frame, there’s a … Read More “David S. Ware New Quartet: Theatre Garonne, 2008 (AUM Fidelity)”

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David S. Ware Trio: Live in New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity)

More than two hours of molten, visceral, spontaneous improvisation from David S. Ware is contained on Live in New York, 2010, the third posthumous volume of previously unreleased material from AUM Fidelity since the saxophonist’s passing in 2012. While Ware is most widely known and appreciated for his tenor workouts in a quartet setting, this … Read More “David S. Ware Trio: Live in New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity)”

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David S. Ware/Cooper-More/William Parker/Muhmmad Ali: Planetary Unknown

These four musicians have all known each other for years, but never performed as a unit until they ventured into the studio last November. Saxophonist David S. Ware has played with bassist William Parker in the former’s quartet for nearly two decades, while multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, here on piano, played in one of Parker’s bands and … Read More “David S. Ware/Cooper-More/William Parker/Muhmmad Ali: Planetary Unknown”

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David S. Ware: Onecept

David S. Ware could never be accused of following trends. If saxophone-led trios are all the rage, his release of a sax/bass/drums album feels coincidental. Either way, though, Onecept is among the best of that recent lot. Backed by bassist William Parker and drummer Warren Smith, the avant-garde icon alternates between tenor sax, stritch and … Read More “David S. Ware: Onecept”

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