(Physical Edition – 1350 copies,
deluxe 8-panel digipak)
Disc One – Set One
1 ..#1 A ...(15:21)
2 ..#1 B ...(14:27)
3 ..#1 C ...(6:42)
4 ..#2 A... (17:20)
5 ..#2 B... (9:04)
Disc One – Set Two
1 ..#3 ...... (14:47)
2 ..#4 A ...(14:40)
3 ..#4 B ...(3:58)
4 ..#4 C... (5:25)
5 ..#5 ..... (10:31)
6 ..#6 A... (8:38)
7 ..#6 B... (8:38)
All compositions by David S. Ware
w/ William Parker & Warren Smith;
published by Gandharvasphere/Daswa (ASCAP)
David S. Ware: stritch (straight alto) & tenor
William Parker: bass
Warren Smith: drums
Recorded live in performance at Blue Note,
NYC on October 4, 2010 by Jimmy Katz
Produced for release by Steven Joerg
Mixed with & mastered by Michael Marciano
at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NYC
“A thing of pure joy, with moments of both gathering storm and meditative calm, rendered with technique and velocity that boggles the mind. A treasure trove of music – highly recommended.” –The Free Jazz Collective
“The fluency and fluidity with which he rapidly unspools ideas is startling, even for Ware devotees such as myself. Whether alone or joined by Parker and Smith, Ware unfurls long expository statements with virtuosity and a mastery over phrasing, rhythm, and accent in ways that are exemplified by literary giants such as Thomas Pynchon. Breathtaking.” –Point of Departure
“5 Stars. The music is always searching, but never lost. Clear lines of thought breaking into the paradox of beauty. The beauty of improvisation and the immense valley of emotions. Not just a concert, but a journey.” –All About Jazz
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 – at Blue Note on October 4, 2010. This double-album features the complete night of music – one set per CD. 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. 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 suites. While pieces featuring this instrument appear on three albums recorded & released in the last years before his passing, this phenomenal 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 compositions of each set here feature him on his trademark tenor sax, upon which he earned–and then some–his status as a saxophone colossus.
This is the extraordinary third edition in the David S. Ware Archive Series [ preceded by Birth of a Being (Expanded) and the Live in Sant’Anna Arresi, 2004 duo with Matthew Shipp ]. This set is manna for those who are already fans of his work, and a bountifully potent entry point for new converts.
Packaged in deluxe 8-panel digipak, with cover & inside art by the musicWitness® Jeff Schlanger, and liner notes by Ware's longtime producer Steven Joerg.
[ A note on the piece titles: During this last phase of his creative arc, David would give titles to compositions after listening to the final mixes of the recordings thereof. We did not take latitude to do so in his absence. ]