Friday, October 19, 2012

David S. Ware

The editorial team of Free Jazz Collective share in the sad news that saxophonist David S. Ware passed away last night from complications of his 2009 kidney transplant. Ware has been a guiding light in the free music universe and his loss will be felt.

More information can be found on the AUM Fidelity web site.

Below are some of the recent words that have been written here about Ware's inspiring body of music... 

Aug 12, 2012
With the first sound of David S. Ware's saxophone you can see it coming. It seems to be far out in the sea but it is there. You know it, you hear it, you feel it. You can watch the waves mount up, towering. 

Mar 01, 2010
No need to introduce David S. Ware, nor to re-emphasize my appreciation for his music and his skills. Recovered from a kidney transplant, this solo recording is part of his "thank you" to the people who made this possible ...

Jul 24, 2011
It is no doubt the best David S. Ware album in years, sounding like a kind of home-coming, a very warm and coherent album, with a spiritual and mystic touch, yet also very abstract in nature, fully improvised ...

Sep 09, 2011
David S Ware - A World Of Sound. The David Lynch Foundation Television released a short documentary on saxophonist David S. Ware. You can watch the video here. You can watch a short introduction below...

Ware's last recording, Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 (AUM Fidelity), documents his final live performance. "Precessional 3" is the closing track from that release.

© stef


Martin Schray said...

He was my favorite saxophone player - next to Coltrane and Brötzmann.
One of the saddest news this year.

mcd said...

a giant has fallen. rip david

Anonymous said...

Remembering his quartet. R.I.P. great man.

martintm said...

Rest In Peace David

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