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David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World

Read "Live in the World" reviewed by AAJ Staff

It didn't take much time for the jazz world to appreciate the talents of David S. Ware , whose first quartet disc was recorded fifteen years ago. In the ensuing period the tenor saxophonist has made about a recording a year with the group, whose only changes in personnel have occured at the drum chair. Ware's playing draws broadly from the free jazz tradition, but it steers mercifully clear of the clinical approach adopted by many European improvisers. His compositions ...


Emmanuel

Michel Colombier, one of the most prolific French film composers for over four decades, was enthralled by the sound of American jazz. He released this touching piece on his album "Wings" in 1972 and dedicated it to his son "Emmanuel" who passed away at the age of 5. On the recommendation of my producer Chris Montgomery, I arranged it for my Album "Without You" and recorded the music video in Oktaven Audio Studios, NY under the fantastic direction of Michael Robayo & Site B Studios featuring Simon Mulligan on piano. The recordings of Chris Botti and Branford Marsalis also highlight this incredibly sublime music.

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