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David S. Ware

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David S. Ware played the saxophone for over 40 years. First in New Jersey public school bands, and in informal practice sessions with Sonny Rollins as a youth in the '60s; then as part of the fertile NYC Loft Jazz era of the '70s. During this decade, he joined the Cecil Taylor Unit and Andrew Cyrille's Maono. He also worked together with drummers Beaver Harris and Milford Graves. In the early '80s he toured Europe with both Andrew Cyrille and his own trio. In mid-decade, Ware purposefully engaged himself in a period of extensive woodshedding - in order to further develop both his personal sound and his visionary group concept. The '90s saw the full-on actualization of this group, and the recognition of David S

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wynton Kelly, Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Geri Allen

Read "Wynton Kelly, Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Geri Allen" reviewed by David Brown


This week we will we celebrate some birthdays including the legendary pianist Wynton Kelly known for his lively, blues-based playing and as one of the finest accompanists in jazz. I'll spin some tunes I heard at Jason Moran's Village Vanguard Thanksgiving weekend run; we'll play some music to get ready for Christian McBride's New Jawn here ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kate Gentile's New Opus, Music For Hi-Fi Bugs, David S. Ware

Read "Kate Gentile's New Opus, Music For Hi-Fi Bugs, David S. Ware" reviewed by David Brown


This week, an ambitious electro-acoustic release from drummer/composer Kate Gentile; big band works from Benny Carter, Pete Rugolo, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Gard Nelssen; Ellingtonia from the '60s new thing, and finally a birthday remembrance of David S. Ware. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of ...

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Article: Album Review

Stephen Gauci / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey: Live At Scholes Street Studio

Read "Live At Scholes Street Studio" reviewed by John Sharpe


Tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci sends another vital missive from the Brooklyn coal face, titled like several of its predecessors Live At Scholes Street Studio. Gauci has the knack of surrounding himself with top notch company and this is no exception. Joining him are two of the more seasoned avant jazz practitioners on the New York scene, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

George Gruntz, Gary Burton, Mathilde Grooss Viddal and More

Read "George Gruntz, Gary Burton, Mathilde Grooss Viddal and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features a mix of modern jazz out of America and Europe, including music by the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Gary Burton, David S. Ware, and Mathilde Grooss Viddal. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...

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Peter Brōtzmann, Liba Villavecchia, & Eric Hofbauer

Read "Peter Brōtzmann, Liba Villavecchia, & Eric Hofbauer" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features a tribute to the magnificent Peter Brōtzmann whose brilliance was appreciated by so many. New albums sampled, aside from the opening track with the great saxophonist and percussionist Hamid Drake, are the powerful trio from Spain led by saxophonist Liba Villavecchia, Orquestra Del Tiempo Perdido from Netherlands, guitarist Eric Hofbauer whose album was ...

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Article: Book Review

Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp on RogueArt

Read "Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp on RogueArt" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp on RogueArt Clifford Allen 205 Pages ISBN: # 2953150870 RogueArt 2023 Clifford Allen, a contributor to a number of jazz publications including All About Jazz, is the author of Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp on RogueArt, Allen's first book. He takes on the iconic improviser's ...

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Article: Interview

Catching Up With Matthew Shipp

Read "Catching Up With Matthew Shipp" reviewed by Mark Corroto


As Matthew Shipp enters his sixth decade he has nothing left to prove to the jazz cognoscenti. He has for 40-plus years worked at crafting an instantly recognizable language at the piano. When he moved to Manhattan's Lower East Side in the '80s, he immersed himself in the same do-it -yourself culture that produced the post-punk ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jerome Kern The Jazz Standard

Read "Jerome Kern The Jazz Standard" reviewed by David Brown


This week we celebrate the 138th birthday of Jerome Kern. Born in 1885, Kern was an important composer of musical theatre and popular music in the early 20th century. Many of Kern's songs have been adapted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes. Featured interpreters of Kern's songs will include David S. Ware, Connie Crothers, Clifford ...

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Article: Year in Review

Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2022

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2022" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Did 2022 represent a return to “normal" in the jazz world? Perhaps, although it might be more valuable to keep our eyes focused on the shifting trajectories and stylistic heterodoxies that make this music as unpredictable and surprising as ever. Releases from Steve Lehman and Eve Risser were especially noteworthy, involving pan-continental strivings that are always ...


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