A Tribute to David S. Ware
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.