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David S. Ware

Live in New York, 2010

Label: AUM Fidelity

Format: CDx2

Genre: Jazz

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"Live in New York, 2010 presents a tremendous one-night engagement by saxophone colossus David S. Ware and his latter day Trio in an intimate club setting -- the Blue Note on October 4, 2010. Featuring his perennially steadfast musical partner William Parker on bass, and equally incomparable Warren Smith on drums, they were celebrating the recent release of the studio album, Onecept (2010). Having played an electrifying set at Vision Festival in June, this extended night in October was the third and final magnificent time on which this trio convened. Appearances at jazz clubs in New York were rare for Ware. The two hour+ sets, with repast in-between, allowed him and group to inhabit the space; afforded more time to stretch out and breathe with the music. As Ware was exclusively dealing with spontaneous forms during this period in his creative life, the six extended suites here were newly created on that night. None of these fantastic multi-track recordings have been previously released. The other highly distinctive aspect of this performance was Ware's use of his Beuscher straight alto saxophone, or stritch, which features on four of the six pieces. While pieces featuring this instrument appear on three albums recorded & released in the last years before his passing, this recording is by a great measure the most extensive documentation that exists of David S. Ware on alto! Further to his absolute command & control, he brought forth Middle & Far Eastern sonorities on the instrument, which served his modus operandi of music as a transcendental experience very well indeed. The final pieces of each set here feature him on his trademark tenor sax, upon which he earned -- and then some -- his status as a saxophone colossus. Packaged in deluxe 8-panel digipak, with liner notes by Ware's longtime producer Steven Joerg, and appropriately vivid imagery."

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Cat. number: AUM 102-03CD
Year: 2017