1 .Minus Gravity 1 (sopranino) .16.20
2 .Organica 1 (tenor) .24.31
The entire concert performance of March 13, 2010
Park Slope, Brooklyn
3 .Minus Gravity 2 (sopranino) .22.27
4. Organica 2 (tenor) .14.12
The entire concert performance of November 5, 2010
Umbrella Music Festival, Chicago
All compositions by David S. Ware; published by Gandharvasphere/Daswa (ASCAP)
P+C 2011 AUM Fidellity
Strictly limited CD edition of 1000;
the second in a planned series of new solo recordings.
"4 Stars. Mesmerizing .. Not only has Ware not been weakened by his recent illness, he has reached new heights of invention."
–Shaun Brady, DownBeat
"[In the last two years] David S. Ware has made some of the most extraordinary music of his career. He has employed differing instrumental configurations, bringing musicians from his past into new aggregates and exploring fresh soundworlds. Despite a steady stream of releases, there is nothing repetitive about his recent music, and this second volume of solo saxophone performances presents yet another evolution of Ware’s art. .. A dip into gut-bucket blues or ghostly sentimentality is just as soon erased from memory by a long-held note, redolent of jasmine, or a quick trip to the East and back. He knows history and transcultural import, brings his knowledge to bear, then moves along."
–Marc Medwin, Dusted (read whole review)
"It is as if he has been unshackled from the Earth’s gravitational field, and his music is free to travel like a light beam across the Universe. .. David S. Ware remains one of jazz’s most ardent musical explorers .. his creativity knows no bounds."
–Tim Niland, Music and More (read whole review)
"We're thus blessed to have this example of his ever-evolving art."
–Nic Jones, All About Jazz (read whole review)
Each David S. Ware solo concert performance is a rare and magisterial happening. There were two such events in 2010, and both concerts are presented here in their entirety. The first took place in March at an intimate, invite-only event in Brooklyn; the second took place at the Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago in early November. [Later that month Ware and group recorded Planetary Unknown] In 2010, Ware added the sopranino (pitched one full octave above the alto) to his arsenal, and these concerts were his public debut on the new horn. This is the 2nd volume in a planned series of DSW solo recordings. It is printed in a strictly limited CD edition of 1000.
“Saxophonist David S. Ware’s unaccompanied performance at Elastic on November 5th left the deepest emotional impression [of the Festival],” wrote DownBeat’s Aaron Cohen in his live review of the Chicago set. “His authoritative delivery of bold, stark melodies was reassuringly familiar,” added Signal To Noise’s Bill Meyer in his own review of Ware’s Umbrella Music Festival set, “but the tonality had an exotic Eastern quality. His music was absolutely complete, both at the level of needing no accompaniment but also in the totality of the its emotional, spiritual and physical impact.”
• On August 30th, 2011, David Lynch Foundation Television released an original, short-form documentary film entitled David S. Ware: A World Of Sound. Founded by renowned auteur David Lynch, the organization advocates the creative benefits of Transcendental Meditation, a practice integral to Ware’s life for nearly 40 years. The film features solo saxophone footage as well as Ware discussing Transcendental Mediation, its relationship to his music and other aspects of his philosophy as an artist. It can be viewed free online here. There is also a potent/beautiful bonus film of David performing a piece on saxello at his home available for viewing/listening on the DLF.tv site.