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A Tribute to David S. Ware

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 29 October 2012

Saxophonist David S. Ware died on 18th October 2012. One of the most dynamic players on the New York free-jazz scene over the last thirty years, Ware achieved international acclaim with his quartet during the 1990s; in tribute to his life of music, Jez Nelson presents an exclusive session from that band (featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker), recorded for Jazz on 3 in 1999.

Following life-saving surgery in 2009, Ware returned to record a series of solo concerts, performances that display his trademark spiritual intensity, and to tour with Planetary Unknown, a band of free-jazz heavy-weights whose 2011 Vision Festival set also features in this programme.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Jez and Kevin Le Gendre discuss the life and music of David S. Ware

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      00:00

      David S. Ware Methone

      Composer: David S. Ware

      Saturnian, AUM Fidelity

    • Image for David S. Ware Quartet
      00:03

      David S. Ware Quartet Mikuro's Blues

      Composer: David S. Ware

      Go See The World, Columbia

    • Image for Andrew Cyrille & Maono
      00:11

      Andrew Cyrille & Maono Metamusicians' Stomp

      Composer: Andrew Cyrille

      Metamusicians' Stomp, Black Saint

  • Interview - David S. Ware talks about the music of the heavenly bodies with Jason Crane at The Jazz Session

  • Interview - Bassist William Parker on David S. Ware

  • David S. Ware Quartet in session, recorded in New York on 31st March 1999

    • Line-up: David S. Ware (tenor saxophone), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

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      00:17

      David S. Ware Quartet Gospelized

      Composer: David S. Ware

    • Image for David S. Ware Quartet
      00:26

      David S. Ware Quartet Yesterdays

      Composer: J. Kern

  • David S. Ware and Cooper-Moore talk about Planetary Unknown with Jason Crane at The Jazz Session

  • Planetary Unknown, recorded at the Vision Festival, New York on 10 June 2011

    • Line-up: David S. Ware (tenor saxophone), Cooper-Moore (piano), William Parker (bass), Muhammad Ali (drums)

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      00:41

      Planetary Unknown Untitled improvisation

      Composer: Ware/Cooper-Moore/Parker/Ali

  • Excerpt from New Visions / Wandering Visions at Rest by Steve Dalachinsky

  • David S. Ware Quartet in session, recorded in New York on 31st March 1999

    • Line-up: David S. Ware (tenor saxophone), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    • Image for David S. Ware Quartet
      01:27

      David S. Ware Quartet Autumn Leaves

      Composer: J. Kosma

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