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Radio & Podcasts

Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and More

Read "Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week there is a focus on new releases from Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and Land of Kush. Other recent releases are on the playlist. Absolutely Dreaming is the latest release from Toronto jazz guitarist Ted Quinlan, who is a veteran of the Canadian jazz scene. It combines his deep roots in the tradition with an adventurous spirit and an eclectic point of view. He is joined by his longtime musical cohorts, pianist Brian Dickinson, bassist Kieran ...

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Album Review

David S. Ware Quartet: Théâtre Garonne, 2008

Read "Théâtre Garonne, 2008" reviewed by Mark Corroto


In 2008, when this live concert was recorded, saxophonist David S. Ware was ill, but concert goers would have no idea of this fact. He has been suffering, since 1999 from kidney failure and eventually had a kidney transplant in 2009. Ware and the latest configuration of his quartet traveled to Toulouse, France, just a few weeks after recording the studio album Shakti (AUM Fidelity, 2008) in Brooklyn. By the same token, listeners of that release had no idea of ...

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Album Review

David S. Ware Trio: Live in New York, 2010

Read "Live in New York, 2010" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


One night on earth David S. Ware was here. Blowing at the Blue Note on October 4, 2010, but it could have been October 4, 2090. Years ahead of his time or perhaps just outside of it, he took his alto saxophone and played. Fully formed compositions never named, but caught eternally on tape. David S. Ware was known as a tenor saxophonist with a big, earthshaking sound of fragile beauty, but this time he took the ...

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Album Review

David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo: Live In Sant'Anna Arresi, 2004

Read "Live In Sant'Anna Arresi, 2004" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Saxophonist and composer, David S. Ware (1949-2012), was one of the most original voices in modern jazz and his uncompromising approach to his art was deeply connected with a spiritual understanding of life. To Ware, playing and listening to music were different aspects of the essence of life. Ware left behind a rich discography and, fortunately, new musical treasures are still coming. One of them is a live recording from Sant'Anna Arresi with his long-term-collaborator, the pianist, ...

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Profile

David S. Ware and the Wisdom of Uncertainty

Read "David S. Ware and the Wisdom of Uncertainty" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Every record label needs a beginning, a first release, but it is seldom that the initial release is a masterpiece. However, this is the case with Wisdom of Uncertainty, saxophonist David S. Ware's album from 1997, which was the inaugural release of Steven Joerg's AUM Fidelity imprint. The name of the label is inspired by Charles Mingus' iconic album Mingus Ah Um. Referencing one of the all-time classics in jazz history, Joerg set the bar high for ...

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Album Review

David S. Ware: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)

Read "Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)" reviewed by John Sharpe


As the follow up to saxophonist David S. Ware's lauded Saturnian (Solo Saxophones, Volume 1) (AUM Fidelity, 2010) studio session, this second volume comprises two entire concerts documented in March and November 2010, each pairing matching titled cuts on sopranino and tenor saxophones. If the previous album served to demonstrate that the reedman's solo powers were undimmed, Volume 2 not only affirms that situation, but goes further in showing reservoirs of interior focus and invention that are stronger ...

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Album Review

David S. Ware: Organica

Read "Organica" reviewed by Nic Jones


If it wasn't apparent before that David S. Ware has gravity, now it is. There's always been authority in his saxophone playing, but with the passing of time the gravity of his work has become more apparent, as if every note he plays is now invested with the wealth of life's experiences. This second volume of entirely solo recitals makes the point; Ware is clearly one of the most compelling voices in improvised music. In view of ...


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