Friday, August 19, 2011

Saxophonist David S. Ware, sound and vision

Posted By on 08.19.11 at 02:06 PM

David S. Ware at Elastic
  • David S. Ware at Elastic
At last year's Umbrella Music Festival titanic New York saxophonist David S. Ware performed solo at Elastic Arts, marking his first local performance in a decade. It was also his first show outside New York since undergoing the kidney transplant that saved his life in May 2009. I didn't make it to the concert, a decision I've had the opportunity to regret every time I hear how about how powerful Ware's set was.

Some consolation arrives October 25, when Aum Fidelity releases Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2), a 1,000-copy edition of a CD featuring music from the Elastic set and another performance at a private residence in Brooklyn. In the meantime, on August 30 a new documentary about Ware called David S. Ware: A World of Sound, directed by Amine Kouider, will debut on dlf.tv (the website of the David Lynch Foundation, the film director's platform for transcendental meditation, which the saxophonist has practiced for four decades).

You can watch a brief trailer for the program after the jump.

photo: Michael Jackson

Today's playlist:

Alexander McCabe, Quiz (Consolidated Artists Productions)
Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet, Air Supply (Erstwhile)
Curtis Clark Trio, Táági (No Business)
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Natural Selection (Sunnyside)
Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (Universal Motown)

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