The
David S. Ware
Sessionography


(November 7, 1949 - October 18, 2012)



A work in progress,
by Rick Lopez.


Document begun April 27, 1998

UPDATES

March 20, 2014

Photo by Nuno Martins.
David S. Ware

The Deep Digging; The Incantations;
donate please
The Inspirations; All These Words...


Tour info, Biographical sketch, and Recordings at AUM Fidelity.


The companion William Parker Sessionography,
and the Susie Ibarra & Matthew Shipp Discographies.



APOGEE º the Abdul Hannan Group º

Notes on two source bands and related observations
.


Extensive and highly informative interview by William Sacks in recent issue of Perfect Sound Forever.
D. S. Ware interview by Glenn Good, March 11, 1996.
Brief ecstatic testimony by D. S. Ware from Vision Fest '98 at the Soundz Impossible website.
Third Ear Recitation liner notes by Ben Ratliff.


Thank You to those who've helped.
A brief list posted many years ago during the documents beginnings.
Subsequent credits are listed in individual session entries.


Detail Search and Questions, Questions...
Missing Items, Eye-crossing Mysteries, Confusing Tidbits.


"...our forté is really the extension of the form. We succeed in situations where the platform of the melody is haunted, where it is inhabited very fully and we each find its spaces around that presence. You know, there has to be resistance to overcome in the pursuit of free flow, and when the spaces in a motif are not obvious, when the existing modality seems very complex, that's a kind of resistance which we know ways of exploring and finding our way through by listening to one another as we're thinking about the form..."




Session List :::

All sessions linked below are to detailed entries for recorded media.
Also listed in chronological order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
I would appreciate notice of any club dates, concert dates, festival dates, etcetera, that are not listed here.
Please include reference information (i.e. periodical name, issue date, page number), along with any and all relevant details.



  • 68.03.00 / OIC Job Training Film [Soundtrack] Boston
  • 68.00.00 / Abdul Hannan: The Third World (RITE)
  • 73.07.03 / Milton Marsh: Monism (Strata East)
  • 73.12.09 / APOGEE [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 74.03.12 / Cecil Taylor Big Band [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 74.06.14 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 75.02.26 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Celebration (Institute of Percussive Studies) + 75.05.14
  • 75.00.00 (1) / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 75.00.00 (2) / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 75.05.14 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Celebration (Institute of Percussive Studies) + 75.02.26
  • 75.07.14 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 76.01.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Philadelphia
  • 76.02.05 / William Hooker: ...is eternal life (Reality Unit Concepts)
  • 76.03.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Los Angeles
  • 76.04.12 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Montreal
  • 76.04.15 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording] Ann Arbor
  • 76.04.20 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 76.04.24 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 76.05.23 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Junction (Institute of Percussive Studies)
    • Wildflowers 3: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (Douglas)
    • Various Artists: Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Complete (Knitting Factory)
  • 76.05.28 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Philadelphia
  • 76.06.00 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Soundboard Recording] Brussels
  • 76.06.18 / The Cecil Taylor Unit: Dark to Themselves (ENJA)
  • 76.06.20 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording] Rotterdam
  • 76.06.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording] Hamburg
  • 76.07.10 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] La Rochelle
  • 76.12.11 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 76.07.14 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Private & Broadcast Recording] Bremen
  • 76.07.20 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording] Rotterdam —Incorrect Date
  • 76.07.03 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Macerata
  • 76.07.09 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Montreux
  • 76.07.11 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Nimes
  • 77.01.14 / William Hooker Reality Unit [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 77.03.00 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Germany —Incorrect date
  • 77.03.21 / 360° Ensemble [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 77.04.00 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Nimes
  • 77.04.14 / David S. Ware: Birth of a Being (hat HUT) + 77.04.15
  • 77.04.15 / David S. Ware: The Birth of a Being (hat HUT)
  • 77.05.26 / Beaver Harris: African Drums (Owl)
  • 77.06.11 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] Wilhelmshaven
  • 77.06.15 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] München
  • 77.06.18 / Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 78.00.00 (2) / Cooper-Moore: Outtakes 1978 (Hopscotch)
  • 78.09.00 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Metamusician's Stomp (Black Saint)
    • Various Artists: Black Saint-Soul Note Critics' Pick Sampler Vol. 3 (Black Saint-Soul Note)
  • 78.09.02 / Andrew Cyrille [Audience & Broadcast Recordings] Willisau
  • 78.09.30 / David S. Ware: From Silence to Music (PALM) + 78.10.01
  • 78.10.01 / David S. Ware: From Silence to Music (PALM)
  • 79.06.30 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 79.00.00 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [WKCR Archival Recording] Paris
  • 79.10.14 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] Burghausen
  • 79.10.15 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] Innsbruck
  • 80.02.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 80.03.21 / David S. Ware & T. Nakamura Duo [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 80.05.09 / William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
    + 84.06.25
    • David S. Ware, William Parker, & Denis Charles Trio [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 80.09.27 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] Münich
  • 80.10.15-19 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] Paris
  • 80.10.21 / Andrew Cyrille: Special People (Soul Note) + 80.10.22
  • 80.10.22 / Andrew Cyrille: Special People (Soul Note)
  • 80.11.19 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording] Basel
  • 81.04.31 / David S. Ware Quartet (featuring Beaver Harris) [Audience Recording] Paris
  • 81.06.20 / Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Soundboard Recording] Pisa
  • 81.10.01 / David S. Ware & Milford Graves Duo [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 81.12.12 / Milford Graves Trio [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 84.06.01 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 84.06.02 (1) / Various Artists (Peter Kowald Quartet): Rising Tones Cross (Film Pals) Error Listing!
  • 84.06.02 (2) / Various Artists (Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble): Rising Tones Cross (Film Pals)
  • 84.06.07 / Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 84.06.25 / William Parker's Centering Big Band: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
    + 80.05.09
  • 85.04.26 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Broadcast & Audience Recording] Berlin
  • 85.04.27 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] Berlin
  • 85.04.29 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Broadcast Recording] East Berlin
  • 85.05.01 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Audience Recording] Wuppertal
  • 87.12.03 / Ahmed Abdullah: ...and the Solomonic Quintet (Silkheart) + 87.12.04
  • 87.12.04 / Ahmed Abdullah: ...and the Solomonic Quintet (Silkheart)
  • 88.04.04 / David S. Ware Trio: Passage to Music (Silkheart) +
  • 88.04.05 / David S. Ware Trio: Passage to Music (Silkheart)
  • 88.04.17 / Bill Dixon Ensemble ("Sound Unity Orchestra") [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 89.01.28 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] Philadelphia, PA
  • 89.12.22 / Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 89.12.23 / Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 90.01.08 / David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 1 & 2 (Silkheart) + 90.01.09 & 90.01.10
  • 90.01.09 / David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 1 & 2 (Silkheart)
  • 90.01.10 / David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 1 & 2 (Silkheart)
  • 91.12.10 / David S. Ware: Flight of I (DIW) + 91.12.11
  • 91.12.11 / David S. Ware: Flight of I (DIW)
  • 92.10.14 / David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation (DIW) + 92.10.15
  • 92.10.15 / David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation (DIW)
  • 92.10.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 93.04.30 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Ulrichberg
  • 93.06.29 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 94.00.00 / David S. Ware: In Motion (Spellbound Films)
  • 94.02.03 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 94.04.12 / Rashied Ali Quintet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 94.05.04 / David S. Ware: Earthquation (DIW) + 94.05.05
  • 94.05.05 / David S. Ware: Earthquation (DIW)
  • 94.05.16 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Munich
  • 94.05.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Konstanz
  • 94.05.19 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 94.09.16 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 94.10.01 / David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo [Audience Recording] Oakland
  • 94.10.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Philadelphia
  • 94.12.02 / David S. Ware Quartet: Cryptology (Homestead)
  • 95.06.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 95.07.04 (1) / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Lyon
  • 95.07.04 (2) / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Vienne
  • 95.08.26 / David S. Ware Quintet [Soundboard Recording] Saalfelden
  • 95.09.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience & Broadcast Recordings] Willisau
  • 95.09.27 / David S. Ware Quartet: Oblations and Blessings (Silkheart) + 95.09.28
  • 95.09.28 / David S. Ware Quartet: Oblations and Blessings (Silkheart)
  • 95.09.29 / David S. Ware: DAO (Homestead)
  • 95.10.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording] Nancy
  • 96.01.00 / David S. Ware Solo [Private Videotape] NYC
  • 96.02.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience (?) Tape] Paris
  • 96.03.23 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Pittsburgh
  • 96.03.28 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Lyon
  • 96.05.02 / David S. Ware Quartet: Godspelized (DIW) + 96.05.03
  • 96.05.03 / David S. Ware Quartet: Godspelized (DIW)
  • 96.06.19 / Various Artists (David S. Ware Quartet): Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1996 (Knitting Factory)
    • Various Artists: The Heineken Jazz Groove 1996 (Knitting Factory)
  • 96.06.30 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience & Soundboard Recording] Toronto
  • 96.07.19 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Ottawa
  • 96.10.07 / ERROR LISTING ::: See 95.10.17
  • 96.10.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Minneapolis
  • 96.12.02 / David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty (AUM Fidelity) + 96.12.03
  • 96.12.03 / David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty (AUM Fidelity)
  • 97.05.30 / David S. Ware Quartet: Vision One- Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
  • 96.06.21 / David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 97.08.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 97.10.26 / David S. Ware: Live in the Netherlands (Splasc(H) Records)
  • 97.12.11 / David S. Ware: Go See the World (SONY) + 97.12.12
    • Various Artists: Jazziz On Disc (Jazziz Magazine)
  • 97.12.12 / David S. Ware: Go See the World (SONY)
  • 98.05.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR Archival Recording] NYC
  • 98.10.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Minneapolis
  • 98.10.28 / David S. Ware [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 98.12.11 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Thirsty Ear) + 03.03.27; 03.06.22
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Radio Broadcast] Chiasso
  • 98.12.28 : See 98.12.11
  • 99.02.27 or 28 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 99.03.20 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Burghausen
  • 99.03.25 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Nimes
  • 99.03.31 / David S. Ware Quartet: Balladware (Thirsty Ear)
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording] NYC
    • Various Artists: The Blue Series Sampler: The 30th Year (Thirsty Ear) + 02.05.00; 05.00.00; 06.00.00
  • 99.06.11 / David S. Ware Quintet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 99.08.29 / David S. Ware Quartet [Soundboard & Broadcast Recording] Saalfelden
  • 99.09.15 / Various Artists (David S. Ware SOLO): Knitting on the Roof (Knitting Factory)
  • 99.09.18 / Broadcast date for 99.03.31
  • 99.10.00 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.10.20 / David S. Ware Quartet: Surrendered (Columbia) + 99.10.21
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.00; 99.10.21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.10.21 / David S. Ware Quartet: Surrendered (Columbia)
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.00; 99.10.20; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.05 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.06 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.09 / Muzzik Presents Jazz: David S. Ware Quartet In Concert [Broadcast Video & Radio Recordings] Poitiers
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film) + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06
  • 00.05.14 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Philadelphia
  • 00.06.04 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 00.07.14 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Den Haag
  • 00.11.09 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 00.11.15 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Sevilla
  • 01.02.26 / David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels (AUM Fidelity) + 01.02.27
  • 01.02.27 / David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels (AUM Fidelity)
  • 01.05.01 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Wien
  • 01.05.04 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Huesca
  • 01.05.24 / David S. Ware & Rashid Ali Duo [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 01.06.08 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 01.07.08 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Tivoli
  • 01.07.12 / David S. Ware Interview [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 01.08.09 / DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same (Thirsty Ear)
  • 01.08.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Seattle
  • 02.03.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Emilia-Romagna
  • 02.04.12 / David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo [Audience Recording] San Francisco
  • 02.06.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 02.06.06 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Burlington
  • 02.07.13 / David S. Ware Quartet: Freedom Suite (AUM Fidelity)
  • 02.07.27 / David S. Ware Solo [Audience Recording] Clusone
  • 02.07.28 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Clusone
  • 03.03.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Rome
  • 03.03.27 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Thirsty Ear) + 98.12.11; 03.06.22
  • 03.04.28 / David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads (Thirsty Ear) + 03.06.13
  • IMAGE: David S. Ware at "Encontros De Jazz De Coimbra," 03.03.29.
  • 03.06.13 / David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads (Thirsty Ear) + 03.04.28
  • 03.05.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 03.06.22 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Thirsty Ear) + 98.12.11; 03.03.27
  • 03.07.09 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 04.07.10 / David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording] Netherlands
  • 04.09.01 / David S. Ware Quartet [Braodcast Recording] Cagliari
  • 06.05.01 / David S. Ware Solo [Audience Recording] Ravaldino
  • 06.06.18 / David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation (AUM Fidelity)
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast & Audience Recording] NYC
  • 07.03.24 / David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius (No Business)
  • 07.07.13 / David S. Ware New Quartet [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 07.08.25 / David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [Broadcast Recording] Sant'anna arresi
  • 07.11.09 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] Gütersloh
  • 08.05.09 / David S. Ware: Shakti (AUM Fidelity)
  • 08.07.11 / David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [Audience Recording] Rotterdam
  • 09.10.15 / David S. Ware: Saturnian—Solo Saxophones Vol. 1 (AUM Fidelity)
  • 09.12.02 / David S. Ware Trio: Onecept (AUM Fidelity)
  • 10.03.13 / David S. Ware: Organica (solo saxophones, volume 2) (AUM Fidelity) + 10.11.05
  • 10.06.27 / David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording] NYC
  • 10.11.05 / David S. Ware: Organica (solo saxophones, volume 2) (AUM Fidelity) + 10.03.13
  • 10.11.23 / David S. Ware • Cooper-Moore • William Parker • Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown (AUM Fidelity)
  • 11.06.10 / David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown [Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 11.08.27 / David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown: Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 (AUM Fidelity)


  • 64.08.08 - The Westfield New Jersey Community Dance Band featuring David S. Ware / Flushing, NY / "In 1964, on the same night The Beatles were seatsoaking Shea Stadium, an altogether smaller but no less ecstatic crowd took in Ware's debut gig with The Westfield New Jersey Community Dance Band, who were playing just round the corner from the Fab Four. 'We were right there, playing right next door!' he laughs. 'I remember seeing a whole bunch of people, man, a herd of people just rush towards the stadium. I guess they were coming in or something. We were playing outside.'" [David S. Ware interview/article by David Keenan, WIRE #180 February 1999 p.36]
  • "Like Ayler, Ware's tenure in marching bands and community ensembles left its mark. A fondness for big-bellied marching refrains and gospel-tinged hollering marks out some of his greatest slabs..." [ibid]

68.03.00 • OIC Job Training Film [Soundtrack]

March, 1968 / Boston, MA
1. unknown title [approx. 11:00]
"...David and I had met at Berklee but we never played together while we were classmates, only after I had left...

It was late Winter 1968, early March, in Boston. I was asked to do the the sound track for an OIC film. OIC was basically a jobs-training program founded by Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan in 1964. A design company in Wellesley, MA, donated the production of the film. I took a quartet into the studio and recorded about 10 tunes, easy pop kinds of things. The company was somewhat ho-hum about them. So I asked David to come in and record a duo with me, tenor sax and Wurlitzer electric piano. When they heard that recording they just about flipped and used it. The track is about 10 or 11 minutes. It is my belief that it is the first recording and I'm sure the first published recording of David S. Ware.

Thank you very much. I appreciate your work. Yours Truly..." [Cooper-Moore (a.k.a. Gene Y. Ashton) 12.11.25]

David Ware (tenor sax)
Gene Y. Ashton (electric piano)

{Primary Source: Cooper-Moore 12.11.25} Not in my collection.

00.00.00APOGEE / the Abdul Hannan Group / Notes on two source bands and related observations

[From correspondence with Marc Edwards and others:]

Drummer Marc Edwards on APOGEE:

"As you already know, we rehearsed extensively as a trio. This helped us to develop musically on all levels."

"The only tape of Apogee that I know of was done by David and Cooper-Moore. I'll have to try and find the flyer, but, I can tell you that it was a performance in Boston, at the YMCA. Either David or Cooper-Moore have the tapes. The next tape, a studio recording, became the Birth of a Being record on the then new Hat Hut Record label. If there are any other tapes, they're unauthorized recordings."

"During the early 1970s, while still living in Boston, we came to New York to play at Columbia University's radio station, WKCR. I don't recall the year we did this. Reel to reel tapes recorded Apogee live on the air. We did not talk nor do an interview. Most of the feedback that we got was that we didn't talk. It seems listeners were more interested in hearing us speak than the music. The personnel were David S. Ware, tenor sax, Gene Ashton (Cooper-Moore), piano, and yours truly on drums... A fan tells me that there are two tapes of Apogee at Columbia University's radio station WKCR [See 73.12.09]. They may confirm my hunch that we played there a second time."

Cooper-Moore on formative years and APOGEE:

[These interview excerpts from Adam Lore's beautiful periodical 50 Miles of Elbow Room, Number One.

...I played flute in a band called the Afro-Jazz Messengers, [which was] led by Jim Riley (who is now known as Jumma Santos). That band morphed into another one called The Rosewater Foundation. In that band I played the Hammond organ and wrote all but two of the tunes. Jumma played congas and the tunes were written around that sound. The band was trumpet, alto, organ, drums, and congas. After many rehearsals we finally got a gig. A couple months later... I told him about David S. Ware and how I thought he would add a lot to the band. In steps Ware. I was even happier than before, writing for three horns...

Ware had moved back to Jersey, and I told him to come back to Boston to live with us and form our own band. We needed a drummer. [Ware] suggested Marc Edwards. Marc couldn't really play a drum set yet but he was a drummer. He'd done the marching thing in NYC and had a good sense of technique, was focused, and a hard worker.

I went to Webster's Dictionary to find a name for the new band. I got no further than the A's: Apogee. We practiced, rehearsed, practiced, rehearsed, obsessed about our place in the history of the music, practiced, rehearsed, obsessed. We created our own concerts. Anywhere that would have us we played. No one wrote for this band. We just started playing and stopped when we stopped. We never talked about what we were playing. Apogee was like a marriage. I have never had relationships with other musicians like [I had] with David and Marc. I loved these people. What we did was very powerful for us. Maybe others didn't understand us, but for the trio it filled a great need and a bridge to another place. Later we added a bass player, Chris Amberger, who gave the name "tremble time" to the hyper-ness in our music.

[In early 1973] the quartet was asked by Sonny Rollins to open up for him at the Village Vanguard. The night at the Vanguard was a highly charged one. The club was filled. We knew that most of those in the audience had not come to hear us but many had and some others would be receptive [because] we had the endorsements of the Master. We mounted the stage as if it were a spacecraft and blasted off. Musicians in Sonny's band and other musician friends of ours were sitting in seats on the side in back of the stage. I could see them laughing and rocking back and forth. 'Yeah,' I thought, 'They're digging it.' I don't know how long we had been playing, but the stage lights began flashing on and off. Max (the owner of the Vanguard) was having a fit and wanted us off. He didn't like the kind of music we played and made a point of not hiring musicians who played it. We played until the music stopped. Then something amazing happened. Sonny's band got on stage and they were so filled with the energy that Sonny could barely control them. They wanted to go, go, go. Poor. Max.

Not long after that we all moved to NYC. I found a building on Canal Street. 501 Canal had five floors and the rent was $550 a month. The first floor became a rehearsal/performance space. David S. Ware and Alan Braufman lived together on the second floor. My family took the third. Chris Amberger took the fourth. The fifth was condemned but was used by my wife as a pottery studio, for storage, and for musicians who needed a place to stay. There was music all the time, people practicing, rehearsals, performances, jam sessions, recordings, at all times of the day. Very memorable was waking up every morning to Trane being played on the stereo upstairs or Ware or Braufman practicing downstairs. I often thought, 'This must be heaven.' Here we were, fulfilling the dream. Finally we had arrived, an instant community. My vision was to use the place to break onto the scene by creating our own scene. Looking back on it all, I see that for me it was a strategy based on insecurity. None of it went the way I thought it would. People went their own ways.

Apogee started in 1970 and ended when we recorded Birth of a Being in 1977. I raised the money to make the recording, $1,500 or so. David S. Ware took it to Hat Hut and sold it for $500 under his name, not the name of the band. The explanation was that the owner of the company wanted it that way. This, of course, upset me [because] to me Apogee was a collective...

In April of 1981, I did a six-week tour of Europe with David S. Ware. The band consisted of Ware on tenor and soprano saxes, Beaver Harris on drums, Brian Smith on bass, and myself on piano. The experience was so awful that when I returned home I called a friend who helped me push my piano out of the living room, through the kitchen, off of the back porch into the yard where I then took a sledgehammer and demolished the thing. I then burned the wood, took the sledge and demolished the cast iron harp and put the pieces and the ashes in barrels to be carted away by the garbage men..." —Reprinted with permission of Adam Lore , from 50 Miles of Elbow Room, Number One.
[Please write to Adam and get yourself a copy of this excellent publication. —RL]

From others:

"This music is important... due to the significance of Ashton/Cooper-Moore's innovative style, from which he's since evolved something just about as interesting but with a measurably different approach. This doesn't take away from the great interactivity and musicianship of this unit either. Whether this group was led by one of the individuals or not is for them to say... Maybe we will get a chance to hear this group again yet... we'd like to find and see tapes of APOGEE surface and hear them released on CD." —99.03.28

Drummer Marc Edwards on HANNAN:

"Abdul moved to New York after I had gotten myself a day-job. The last time I saw him, he was playing on the streets... Abdul... experienced hard times in New York and elsewhere."

From others:

"At the time Ware... was primarily a part of a [group] known as APOGEE, featuring Gene Ashton (who was later to be known as Cooper-Moore) as pianist, Chris Amberger on the bass, Marc Edwards on the traps..."—99.03.28

Marc Edwards:

Chris did perform with Apogee, however, for the record, the band developed largely without a bass player. This had an enormous impact on my drumming. The times that Chris performed in public with Apogee were [rare]. While we were in Boston, bass players were always in demand. For that reason, Chris was unable to remain with Apogee as a permanent member. We were glad to see him make a few gigs with the band on those rare occasions. Raphé Malik heard Apogee in Boston while we were rehearsing across the street from the New England Conservatory. He can confirm that David, Gene, and yours truly, spent most of our time together as a trio—not a quartet."

From others:

"David S. Ware appeared on a privately-produced LP recorded in Boston in 1972 or 1973 by Abdul Hannan, a serious alto saxophonist from Boston. This recording documented a variety of contexts for Abdul Hannan's musical ideas, such as his performance with a steelpan orchestra... He used to sell it by himself..." —99.03.28

"It was truly a self-produced record—and acts of both love and defiance that were performed against the odds. For example, you're now just hearing of Abdul Hannan. Why aren't he and so many others, both known and unknown, now in our world-view today? ...there were probably only 500 LPs pressed..." —99.03.31



68.00.00 • Abdul Hannan: The Third World

RITE 3044 (LP) 1968

unknown date, 1968 / Abdul Hannan's Living Room, Boston, MA
1. Awareness Part 1 [18:15]
2. Awareness Part 2 [17:30]
3. Wind & Wood, Band of Steel [:]
On "Awareness":
Abdul Hannan (alto sax, flute, leader)
David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)
Arnold Clapman (congas)
Rollins Ross (reversible piano)
Anne "Fields" Brudevold (violin)
Chris Amberger (bass)
Sheila Azores (Third World Charter)

On "Wind & Wood, Band of Steel":
The Silver Star Steel Orchestra
Melvin R. Griffith, Captain
Abdul Hannan (alto sax)

Third World LP cover. [Click images to enlarge view]

Third World Third World back
All images copyright 1971 Abdul Hannan.
Posted here without express permission since no harm is being done, no profit or gain of any kind made of it, it being simply a showing of a historical document for research purposes and the interest of all of the people who love this music and its storied past.


Third World back detail 1 Third World back detail 3
All praise and thanks to Abdul Hannan and his gracious understanding that no one is taking anything away with these images, that they are blessings for our eyes, and that what is cannot be undone.
Benevolence!
Peace!
Freedom!
Third World back detail 2 Third World back detail 4

LP Details, Cover & Back. / [Click image to enlarge view]

Third World back detail B1 Third World back detail B5
Third World back detail B2 Third World back detail B6 Third World back detail B8
Third World back detail B3 Third World back detail B7
Third World back detail B4 Third World back detail B9


"Found your website. Wow. We havent seen my dad in years and years—do you know where he is at all? Just thought I'd ask. Thank you for your kind words and your lovely work on David Ware, whom I remember (but as you can see from the pic on the album cover, I was a wee girl of four or five then...) My mother took all those pics! I don't have the album, but she does, I believe. I have a tape someplace. Lots of love." —Amatul Hannan

{Primary Source: Anne Dumas (recording date and place); Giorgio Mortarino & Achille Silipo of Splasc(H) Records; others...} Not in my collection.


  • 68-69.00.00 - "About 10 years ago I wrote a 50th-anniversary book about Berklee. Among other things, I spent months and months combing through photos and student concert programs (they didn't throw out anything, it was a dream come true), and one day I found a contact sheet of film taken at a student recital. It was dated, and when I cross-checked it with the binders of recital programs, it turned out to be a David S. Ware quintet with trumpeter Stanton Davis! I tried mightily to find the negatives, and even tried to get the contact print enlarged, but I never found the negatives and the contact sheet wasn't good enough to get a decent print from. I didn't write the date down (bad Ed, bad Ed), but it would have been from '68 or '69 I guess, and Davis is the only other band member I remember. Was Gene Ashton the pianist I wonder? I also remember being surprised to see that the program they played was entirely Wayne Shorter tunes. All this stuff is still in the Berklee archives..." [Ed Hazell 08.04.27]

  • 70.00.00 (?) - "Figures from the '70s haunt spots such as 501 Canal Street, a five-story downtown structure that birthed some of the city's current jazz masters 30 years ago. At that time, white flight to the suburbs had emptied out the city, and David S. Ware, Cooper-Moore, drummer Tom Bruno, and a few others rented an entire building on Canal Street for $550 (today, a single room there would cost twice as much). It would become one of the focal points of a vibrant scene. Just like Ali's Alley and Studio Rivbea, 501 Canal Street was part rehearsal and workshop room, part concert hall and party pad." [WIRE #189 November 1999 p.37, from "Undercurrents 11: Generation Ecstasy," by Tom Roe]
  • "'William [Parker] I'd been playing with on and off since the mid-70s, since before my stint with Cecil Taylor, I met him back then.'" —David S. Ware interview/article by David Keenan, Wire #180 February 1999 p.37
  • 73.03.04
    73.03.05
    73.03.06
    73.03.07 - Cecil Taylor Quintet: Cecil Taylor (piano), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Marc Edwards (drums) / La Mama Annex, NYC [ibid]
  • 73.06.00 (1) - Cecil Taylor Quintet: Cecil Taylor (piano), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Marc Edwards (drums) / UCLA, Royce Hall, LA [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]
  • 73.06.00 (2) - Cecil Taylor Quintet: Cecil Taylor (piano), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Marc Edwards (drums) / One Week Engagement / Keystone Corner, SF [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]

  • 73.07.03 • Milton Marsh: Monism

    Strata East SES-19758 (LP) 1975

    July 3, 1973 / Media Sound, New York City
    1. Monism [8:49]
    The spoken text is an excerpt from the "Sufi Message (Vol. 2)" of Hazrat Inayat Khan

    Milton Marsh (Conductor, spoken text, Composition)
    Rene McLean, Joseph Ferguson (alto sax)
    David S. Ware, Bill Cody (tenor sax)
    Reynold Scott (baritone sax)
    Frank Williams, Sinclair Acey, Bubbles Martin, Kamal Abdul-Alim (trumpet)
    Bill Campbell, Charles Stevens, Bill Lowe (trombone)
    Bill Davis (tuba)
    Cedric Lawson (piano)
    Don Pate (bass)
    Greg Bandy (percussion)
    "String Players contracted by cellist Bernard Sennell."

    {Primary Source: SES-19758}

    73.12.09 • APOGEE [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM (LIVE) Broadcast

    December 9, 1973 / Columbia University, New York City
    1. unknown title [48:33] (fades out, probable split track)
    2. unknown title [2:43] (cuts in, incomplete, cuts off)
    [51:18]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Gene Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (piano)
    Chris Amberger (bass)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Anonymous 06.01.01; Marc Edwards 14.03.20} Absolutely NOT available for trade.

    74.03.12 • Cecil Taylor Unit Core Ensemble [Audience Recording]

    March 12, 1974 / Carnegie Hall, New York City
    Suite: TRIBE
    1. Voices
    2. To Night
    3. Being Body
    4. Black Node
    5. Suns
    6. Weight Fall
    7. Tribe
    [80:19] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, split track at 45:01 and 57:29)
    There is a shorter version circulating at 58:33—missing the final 23:00+ end section.
    Another, at 85:22 shows first track at 60:29, second at 24:48. —RL

    From anonymous source who attended concert, via personal email to Jason Hook (CTResearch, www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor) :::
    "1974/0312 was a Tuesday.
    It's unlikely there was an unidentified tenor saxophonist. Frank Lowe was supposed to have been there, but was absent.
    A Kevin Fitzpatrick never existed as part of this orchestra. The correct name of the trumpeter was and is Kevin Powell.
    Luther Thomas was said to have been there. With Joseph Bowie there, a fellow member of the Black Artists Group, this was quite possible.
    The unidentified soprano saxophonist may have been Jemeel Moondoc.
    The unidentified trombonist may have been Craig Harris."


    Marc Edwards: "I was one of the drummers in that show. Fellow Free Jazz Drummer, Rashid Bakr was also there playing traps. As per Cecil's instructions, we each took turns playing congas and a variety of other instruments that were on the far side of the stage during the concert. Andrew Cyrille did not play traps. He played tympani and small percussive instruments. Dave Saphra was in the Bass section along with William Parker, Sirone & Earl Henderson. Frank Lowe did make some of the rehearsals, but, he didn't play with the band at Carnegie Hall. About a month before we actually did the performance, there was a large influx of new musicians that joined the already large ensemble. Since our names were not printed in the program, it's tough to recall many of the fine musicians that were on the stage that night. My apologies to those that I'm unable to remember."

    Heinrich Smejkal: "In Down Beat 74.02.28 (Vol.41, no.4, pages 9 and 33) is an announcement that the Cecil Taylor concert was one part of total 15 concerts organized by the New York Jazz Repertory Company [including] the dates of the concerts. In Down Beat 74.05.09 (Vol.41, no.9, page 29) [there is] a concert review by Gary Giddins, unfortunately he mentions only a few of the participants. Giddins noted also that ‘many players were recruited from colleges where Taylor has taught.’"

    David First: "[guitarist] Bud and I were recruited to join Cecil's ensemble from an ensemble that he had put together while teaching a series of classes at what was at the time known as Glassboro State Teacher's College. ...there were upwards of twenty or so people taking the class—none of whom had either enrolled in the school or paid for the class. My friend Bud and I had the pleasure of picking CT up from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia twice a week and driving him (approx 45 minutes) to the school in South Jersey and thus got to spend a lot of extra time talking about numerous subjects. There was also a ‘class’ concert at Glassboro in May of that year, but it was a bit of a mess, I reckon... I remember hearing a bit of a tape from that night at a guy's loft, whose name escapes me. He was Cecil's manager at the time and a couple of us were staying with him during this period. Somewhere on Greenwich St. in lower Manhattan, I believe. We would come up twice a week for rehearsals with CT and sleep on the guy's floor. The ensemble rehearsals were on Chambers St. also in lower Manhattan..."

    Bobby Zankel: "...my memories from that period with CT would make a chapter in a book, but I can't remember how the music sounded. Carnegie Hall was an excellent band (in spite of my youth) and there was a decent amount of rehersal—a balance between people accustomed to Cecil's system/language and New York pros—my strongest memory was coming back to my music stand after playing a too long solo and being met by Jimmy Lyons' smile and a pat on the back from him and Charles Tyler..." [Zankel 03.07.11]

    CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12
    CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12
    The Cecil Taylor Big Band at Carnegie Hall in New York City, March 12, 1974. Photos courtesy David First, reproduced with permission.

    CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12, with names CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12, with names
    Same photos with some names. Detailed by Anonymous.

    Cecil Taylor (piano, Composition)
    Jimmy Lyons, Bobby Zankel, Luther Thomas (alto sax) ?
    David S. Ware, Hassan Abdullah, Craig Purpura, Elliot Levin (tenor sax)
    Jemeel Moondoc ?, Ken Simon (soprano sax)
    Charles Tyler (baritone sax)
    Karen Borca (bassoon)
    Raphe´ Malik, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Arthur Williams, and Kevin Powell (identified elsewhere as "Fitzpatrick") (trumpet)
    Joe Bowie, Craig Harris ? (trombone)
    Sharon Freeman (french horn)
    Carla Poole (flute)
    David First, Bud Neuber, 3rd unidentified (guitar)
    Sirone, William Parker, Dave Saphra, Earl Henderson (bass)
    Rashid Bakr, Sunny Murray, Marc Edwards (drums, percussion)
    Andrew Cyrille (tympani, percussion)
    unidentified (percussion)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal; Marc Edwards; David First}

    74.06.14 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    June 14, 1974 / Studio Rivbea, New York City
    1. unknown titles [:]
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    Donald Smith (piano)
    William Parker (bass)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.11.04}

    • 74.06.29 - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Cyrille (drums, percussion), Art Williams (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax) / RivBea Summer Festival, RivBea Studio, NYC [CODA, p.32, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info; Jazz Magazine, festival report by Chris Flicker (in French) p.17]
    • 74.06.30 - APOGEE: David S. Ware (tenor sax), Gene Ashton (piano), Dave Saphra (bass), Marc Edwards (drums) / RivBea Summer Festival, RivBea Studio, NYC [CODA, p.32, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info; Jazz Magazine, festival report by Chris Flicker (in French) p.17]

    75.02.26 • Andrew Cyrille and Maono: Celebration

    Institute of Percussive Studies Records IPS ST 002 (LP) 1975

    1st session [See also: 75.05.14.]

    February 26, 1975 / Ali's Alley/Studio 77, New York City
    1. Haitian Heritage (Pt. 1)
     a) Voices of the Lineage (Cyrille) [12:01]
     b) Agowé, Hunto (Cyrille) [2:46]
     (Spirit in the Drum)
    2. Haitian Heritage (Pt. 2)
     "Levitation" (Cyrille) [12:15]
    3. Fate (Cyrille) [9:32]
    4. Gossip (Jimmy Lyons) [7:25]
    5. Non-Expectation Celebration (Cyrille) [9:25]
    Jeanne Lee (voice)
    Elouise Loftin (poet)
    Alphonse Cimber (Haitian drum)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    Donald Smith (piano)
    Stafford James (bass)
    Romulus Fanceschini (synthesizer)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion)

    {Primary Source: IPS ST 002}

    • 75.03.09 - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Cyrille (drums, percussion), Ted Daniel (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Donald Smith (piano), Stafford James (bass) / Sunrise Studio, NYC [Anonymous 02.11.04]

    75.00.00 (1) • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM, New York

    "Spring", 1975 / Studio Rivbea, New York City
    1. unknown titles [70:00]
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Donald Smith (piano)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.10.28; WKCR Archive} Not in my collection.

    75.00.00 (2) • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    unknown date, 1975 / Ali's Alley or Studio 77, New York City
     banter, tuning up [0:48]
    1. unknown title [20:53]
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    David S. Ware (tenor saxophone)
    unknown (electric guitar)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    75.05.14 • Andrew Cyrille and Maono: Celebration

    Institute of Percussive Studies Records IPS ST 002 (LP) 1975

    2nd session [See also: 75.02.26.]

    May 14, 1975 / Ali's Alley/Studio 77, New York City
    • Looking for info on this split session. Which tracks on which date?
    Jeanne Lee (voice)
    Elouise Loftin (poet)
    Alphonse Cimber (Haitian drum)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    Donald Smith (piano)
    Stafford James (bass)
    Romulus Fanceschini (synthesizer)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion)

    {Primary Source: IPS ST 002}

    75.07.14 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM Broadcast

    July 14, 1975 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    1. unknown title [25:41]
     announcement [0:39]
    2. unknown title [43:52] (split track at 20:18)
    3. unknown title [9:20]
     announcement [0:74]
    [75:35]
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion)
    Ted Daniel (trumpet)
    David S. Ware (tenor saxophone)
    Donald Smith (organ, synthesizer)
    Stafford James (bass)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; web-listing}

    76.01.30 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    January 30, 1976 / New Foxhole Cafe, Penn University, Philadelphia, PA
    1. unknown title [88:23] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, split track at 42:12, fade out/in at 83:38)
    This recording is also circulating with the venue listed incorrectly as "The Empty Foxhole." —RL

    "...listening to the tape... The drummer sounds like me, but I don't have any recollection of a trombone player sitting in with the band. ...It is possible we could be listening to Beaver Harris or perhaps Ronald Shannon Jackson? Both men worked with Cecil after I left the band." —Marc Edwards 01.10.20

    "I recently met Marc Edwards in NYC and told him about seeing the Cecil Taylor group play in ...Philly in late January, 1976. ...it was in the lower part of a large church. It was a chapel, smaller than the main sanctuary, but still pretty large. I also remember the gigs took place over two nights. I mentioned that there was a trombone player... It seemed to be important to Marc that there was, in fact, a trombone player... and [he] asked that I send this info to you. It's a long time ago, but I do remember a trombone player—an African-American who mostly played in the ensemble passages. I don't remember who it was..." —Wally Shoup 02.09.25; 02.10.12

    "Bowie was in and out of various units around that time, and was part of the original band in "A Rat's Mass". Harris was a frequent sub for Edwards around that time and I've never been sure that it's him on the tape, although it's likely... The information comes from:..." Albert Ayler, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor, Byard Lancaster & Kenneth Terroade: On Disc & Tape, by Mike Hames, photography by Val Wilmer, printed privately by the author with the financial assistance of the Arts Council of Great Britain, January, 1983 [Ed Hazell 03.03.31]

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Joseph Bowie (trombone)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Beaver Harris ? (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; venue from Marc Edwards; identity of trombonist Bowie from Ed Hazell}

    76.02.05 • William Hooker: ...is eternal life

    Reality Unit Concepts RUC-444 (2LP) 1981

    February 5, 1976 / Langston Hughes Library, Corona, NY
    1. Passages (anthill) [18:46]
    "[William] Hooker eventually made his recording debut with the 1978 double album Is Eternal Life on his own Reality Unit Concepts label. Long out of circulation, it stands as one of the best-kept secrets of the free jazz underground. 'It's a series of duets with saxophonists David Murray and David S. Ware and no, I don't have any copies for sale, man,' he deadpans.' —Extract from William Hooker interview/article by David Keenan, WIRE #197 July 2000 p.32

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    William Hooker (drums, Composition)

    {Primary Source: RUC-444; release date from Down Beat December 1981 p.61}

    • 76.03.04 - Cecil Taylor (director, composer): Lyons, Malik, Ware, Edwards / "A Rat's Mass," La Mama Theatre, New York City
      [www.lamama.org/ArchivesFolder/1976page.htm playlist, no details]
      Drummer Marc Edwards 02.12.23:
      "Adrienne Kennedy's "A Rat's Mass" could be considered a prelude to my entering the Cecil Taylor Unit. I believe that Rashied Bakr was the drummer whom I replaced. By the time I arrived at the rehearsal space, the play was already intact, meaning everything was set. Cecil played kettle drums or tympani while I was on the drum kit. During the play, I began playing loudly. Cecil leaned over and whispered, 'Keep it down.' Immediately, I dropped to a softer dynamic level. There were no problems with dynamics from that moment on.
      Raphé later said that whenever I would play something, David [Ware] would start laughing. At this point, I had been working hard at my day job. I hadn't played in public for a while. The play was a different experience. I would love to work in that environment again. I'm not sure how many nights we performed at the LaMama Theater. Most likely, we did do at least two nights, with the possible addition of a third night. I'm unable to say for sure."

    76.03.30 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    March 30, 1976 / Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    1. unknown titles []
    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography} Not in my collection.

    • 76.04.00 - Cecil Taylor Quintet: Cecil Taylor (piano), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Marc Edwards (drums) / Oil Can Harry's, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Brian Nation 05.04.15; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]

      "Cecil Taylor's quintet played a week at Oil Can Harry's sometime [in early April, 1976]. Al Shimokura was one of the owners of the club and he and I had become friends. I owned a VW van at the time, a nice clean one with all the seats, and so occasionally I'd help out by picking bands up at the airport. I enjoyed doing this because I didn't mind driving and I got to meet many great jazz players. For example, Danny Richmond and I got to be buddies for the week he was in town with Mingus, and this is something I cherish. Mingus himself, on the other hand, definitely did not become a buddy, let me tell you. Well, who cares? Not a warm guy, but the beauty and genius of his music will never die. But back to the Cecil story: On the way in from the airport the guys were beside themselves digging the beauty of the city. It was a gorgeous day, and the North Shore mountains were sharp against the clear blue sky and looked so close you wanted to stick your head out the window and lick them.

      In the band were Raphe Malik, Jimmy Lyons, Marc Edwards, and tenor player David S. Ware. They were here for almost a week, and even with the daily rehearsals there'd be free time, so I said 'We can drive up to those mountains in about half an hour, if you want to go one day I'd be glad to drive you all up there.'

      'Wow! Yeah! Great! I'm in! Let's do it! Tomorrow, man! Let's go tomorrow!'

      After the gig that night I arranged to pick them all up at the hotel the next day at noon. 'Not too early, man. Get me at noon.' Next day at noon I knocked on each door one by one. 'Who is it? Later, man. I'm sleeping' And, 'Go way, I got company!' Or, 'Shit man can we do this tomorrow?' The last door was Ware's, and he was Ready! Dressed up, clean, bright-eyed, and slick.

      Apparently, time has confused my memory. As I recalled it, Ware had left his home town of Plainfield, New Jersey, and traveled thirty miles to New York City, where he eventually wound up in Cecil Taylor's band. Now twenty-six-years old, his entire world had consisted of Plainfield and Manhattan. He barely knew of mountains and rivers and trees, of open wild spaces, the so-called natural world. This is what I remembered. It may not be utterly accurate, but I believe it's close enough to the truth. Now he's beside me driving up a coastal highway, water on our left, mountains on our right, and he's so utterly awed by everything he can barely speak. We got out at Shannon Falls and hiked up to where we were sprayed by the cascading waters, standing on rocks, hanging on to trees. He looked upwards with an expression filled with an amazement I can't begin to describe. We stood there no more than fifteen minutes, turned around, got in the van, and drove back to town so Ware could make that afternoon's rehearsal.

      Not really much of a story, but one I felt like telling because David S. Ware, whose album Live in the World I'm listening to as I write, has become one of the strongest, most creative, passionate, and moving improvisors in modern music.

      Who knows what lights a certain fire in the creative brains of men?
      —Brian Nation, Beat The Devil, at boppin.com/2005/04/david-s-ware.html


    76.04.12 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    April 12, 1976 / Theatre St. Denis, Montreal
    1. unknown title [45:14]
    2. unknown title [33:34]
    3. unknown title [44:54]
    4. unknown title [24:42]
    [148:28]
    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 11.08.03} Not in my collection.

    76.04.15 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording]
    Original broadcast WCBN-FM / National Public Radio "Jazz Alive"


    April 15, 1976 / The Power Center, Michigan State University at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1. Wavelets [31:58]
     Cecil Taylor announcement "Petals, just once through." [0:28]
    2. Petals [13:50] (incomplete, cuts out)
    [46:15]
    This tape is the second set of the Ann Arbor concert. Track one is an interesting piece in that it differs from the usual Taylor ensemble methodology: The piece begins with a drum solo (there is a split-second drop-out about 1:00 in); leads into a piano-tenorsax duet; [11:00 in] segues into a piano-altosax-drum trio segment; [18:00 in] becomes a piano-trumpet duo until ending.
    Does a recording of the first set exist? Reference is also made to a tape at 50:00 with "Heather" and an unknown title. —RL

    There is also a tape circulating listed as "2 tracks, 48:00."
    On this tape the tracks have been somehow reversed. The sound quality (not very good on track 1) descends to near horrible on the "unknown title," and proceeds to the end commentary by A.B. Spellman of NPR's "Jazz Alive." The 2nd track begins and ends with edit cuts. Taylor's voice is not heard here.

    Drummer Marc Edwards:
    "We did a torrid [first] set... After we finished playing, we were taking a break, and Cecil told us that we had to do a second show. I was completely burned out. I started off the set doing a drum solo. I don't recall the breakdowns that followed. I think Cecil and Jimmy played together, David S. Ware may have soloed by himself or he may have performed as a duo with Malik. It's hard to recall now. Eventually, the entire band did play together as an ensemble towards the end. I don't know the name of that piece."

    The applause following track one leads to Cecil Taylor's calling out "Petals... just once through... Petals..." The very ending of this track is cut off—(just a few moments from where the announcement by NPR appears on the inferior tape discussed above.) —RL

    Marc Edwards: "I remember the 'Petals' composition to this day. Cecil wrote wonderful melodic lines. We had a ball playing that piece during a tour on the West Coast and later, in Europe. We first performed this song during the band's one week stay at the KeyStone Korner in San Francisco."

    Marc Edwards (after hearing the tape): "I was under the impression that we were going to do only one set. When Cecil announced that we were going to play some more, I was surprised. The second set begins with a drum solo... Cecil's bands do not generally provide many opportunities for drum solos. This concert presents a rare chance to hear me in this context. My primary function was to play behind the band members supporting their musical ideas and concepts. To become a good soloist, one has to solo on a regular basis. What the fans heard on the second set was the stuff that I play behind the ensemble. Towards the very end of my solo, I began to get the hang of it. Just as I started moving into a different area, Cecil and David began to play. They had quietly entered the stage. The audience was great responding favorably to what I had played. (Fans interested in hearing more should listen to my drum solo on the Black Queen CD. 'Bumblebees and Marigold Flowers' is good. 'Pi R Squared,' from the Time & Space Vol. 1, is another interesting solo. A musician's playing really does improve as the years go by.
    Getting back to the second set, David S. Ware's performance with Cecil was outstanding. During those days, critics and writers labeled David as just another screaming fiery tenor saxophonist. David S. Ware is much more than that. Unlike most Free Jazz saxophonists, David has far more range and depth. He and Cecil are in fine form, exploring the musical layers melodically. This a side that many writers couldn't hear. Jimmy and Raphé followed, each performing in a similar spirit that pervaded the second set. Jimmy Lyons is no longer with us. If he were alive, I would love to work with him. The passage of time has helped me to mature. With the knowledge that I now have, I would know how to support his improvisations better."

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Marc Edwards for venue info—from a notice referenced in The Michigan Daily, dated Friday, April 16, 1976, Vol. LXXXVI, No. 161. }

    76.04.20 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    April 20, 1976 / Village Vanguard, New York City
    1. unknown title [:]
    2. unknown title [:]
    Possibly same as 76.04.24.

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: unknown} Not in my collection.

    76.04.24 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    April 24, 1976 / Village Gate, New York City
    1. unknown titles [:]
    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.11.04 and 02.10.28}

    76.05.23 • Andrew Cyrille and Maono: Junction

    Institute of Percussive Studies Records IPS ST 003 (LP) 1976; WHY NOT WN-014 STEREO/PA 7157 (LP) JAP

    [Also:]
    • Wildflowers 3: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions
      Douglas/Casablanca NBLP7047 (LP) 1977; Douglas NBL-87047 (8TRK) 1977; Gravity/Douglas Music 30 00 342 / ARC 384 (CD) FR 1995
    • Various Artists: Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Complete
      Knitting Factory Knit Classics KCR-3037 (3CD) 1999
    • Andrew Cyrille and Maono [Audience Recording]
    May 23, 1976 / Studio Rivbea, New York City
    1. Okurimono (Gift from Japan) (Cyrille) [21:14]
    2. Short Short (Cyrille) [7:30]
    3. Interlude (Ware / Daniel) [2:19]
    Audience Recording is complete.
    Douglas/Casablanca NBLP7047 has track 1.
    STEREO/PA 7157 has tracks 1 and 3.
    Wildflowers 3 and Loft Jazz Sessions Complete have track 2.

    On the Japanese release: "The album is WHY NOT STEREO/PA 7157 and is the last album of a series of recordings dedicated to free jazz. The complete discography is of 14 albums. The number WN-O14 is master code number." —Marco Negri

    These are all (separate) excerpts from the same continuous performance. "Short Short" ends with audience applause. —RL

    Chuck Berg review of the Wildflowers series, (Down Beat August 11, 1977) and info on both the 5-Volume LP and 3-Volume CD configurations.

    The New York Loft Jazz Sessions
    "Studio Rivbea Spring Festival" event review by Vladimir Simosko from CODA, July, 1976.

    Ted Daniel (trumpet-2,3; flugelhorn-1)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Lisle Atkinson (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums-1,2)

    {Primary Source: IPS ST 003 & NBLP7047; info for JAP issue from Marco Negri}

    76.05.28 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    May 28, 1976 / New Foxhole Cafe, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    1. unknown title [:]
    2. unknown title [:]
    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.10.28} Not in my collection.

    • 76.05.29
      76.05.30 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor, Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), Marc Edwards (drums, percussion) / New Foxhole Cafe, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
      "Since we were in Philadelphia, Sun Ra attended at least one of the shows. I can't recall if he was there for all three nights. Many of the players in his band also came. They really enjoyed the music. These performances drew a sizeable crowd. A good audience helps to make things happen." —Marc Edwards

    76.06.00 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Soundboard Recording]

    June (day?), 1976 / Maison de la Culture, Woluwe St. Pierre, Brussels, Belgium

    Also erroneously circulating as "CECIL TAYLOR UNIT, 1978?, BELGIUM." This version being the first set, missing a minute or so of the end, with a fade out.
    1. unknown composition (part 1) [46:20]
    2. unknown composition (part 2) [46:20] (incomplete, fades out)
    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch Group 05.05.07}

    76.06.18 • The Cecil Taylor Unit: Dark to Themselves

    ENJA 2084 (LP) 1977 SWZ; Enja Soul Posters SP 2092 (LP) FR; Inner City IC3001 (LP) 1977; ENJA R2 79638 (CD) 1990; ENJ-2084 2 (CD) "25th Anniversary Series" 1997

    June 18, 1976 / Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
    1. Streams and Chorus of Seed [61:45]
    ENJA 2084 was a heavily abbreviated edition of this concert.

    Cecil Taylor (piano, Composition)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    Dark to Themselves

    Dark to Themselves Inner City IC3001 LP.


    {Primary Source: R2 79638; SP 2092}

    76.06.20 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    June 20, 1976 / Rotterdam Jazz Festival, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    There are Audience Recordings circulating with the date mistaken as 76.07.20. —RL
     announcement [2:30]
    1. Five C.T. / Be a Red Aisle Runner (from "A Rat's Mass") [68:34] (split track, fades out and back in at 43:22)
    [71:08]
    Drummer Marc Edwards:
    "We played at a festival, however, I did not get a program."
    [Later correspondence:] "Dark To Themselves is well liked by fans of Free Jazz. What most people don't realize is that the concert in Yugoslavia was the first stop of the European Tour. We played in France, Germany, Italy, and Norway, just to name a few. I've always believed that DTT was not our strongest performance. The show that we did in La Rochelle, France, was incredibly strong. I don't know if anyone in the audience recorded it. I do recall that Alan Silva made a tape while we were playing. Alan says that it was great, but, again, I have no way to confirm that. I've never heard his tape.

    The Rotterdam Concert shows the band in rare form. Listening to the show today, I can only describe my drumming as relentless. Jimmy Lyons was outstanding. After David's solo, he began mimicking some of my rhythmic ideas as well as those of David. Cecil, of course, can do anything. He began picking up on the rhythmic ideas too, throwing them back and forth. Due to my inexperience, I wasn't fully able to utilize what Cecil was feeding me. I was still locked into my own musical ideas. Were I to play with Cecil today, this would be no problem. Experience is the best teacher. Jimmy was very lyrical, a word that I use to mean that he was playing above his usual melodic concepts. I enjoyed listening to him a lot. Playing the tape for a second time, I find that I'm drawn to Jimmy's extensive use of rhythm in this concert. He sounds great!

    ...In some ways, this performance eclipses DTT. Maybe we'll see it released on CD, but, I don't think that would make Enja Records happy. They're doing quite well selling DTT. "

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; date confirmed by Marc Edwards.}

    76.06.30 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Broadcast Recording]
    NDR Broadcast

    June 30, 1976 / Onkel Pö, Hamburg, Germany

    "The correct title of this now defunkt famous Jazz Club in Hamburg was 'Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall'..." —Kai-Martin Mueller
    1. Dumping Petal Point and Sunflowers / Part 1 [39:00]
    2. Dumping Petal Point and Sunflowers / Part 2 [29:00]
    3. Don't Send Me No Pebbles [Petals?] from Georgia [44:00] (incomplete)
    4. First Word I-II [54:00] (incomplete)
    [166:39]
     Track 3 is another version of 76.06.18's "Streams and Chorus of Seed."
     Track 4 also contains further development of some of the same motifs.
     "...a short German radio broadcast from a jazz club called "Onkel Pö":
    1. German introduction [0:20]
    2. Don't Send Me No Pebbles from Georgia, Part 2 [20:55]
    Drummer Marc Edwards:
    "...it's Uncle Pö's, a jazz club in Hamburg. We played there from June 30 to July 1, 1976 according to the itinerary. One of the shows was recorded by one of the radio stations (I think?)..."

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: 3CD-R; Jan Ström; Marc Edwards; Kai-Martin Mueller} 2nd Broadcast Recording not in my collection.

    76.07.03 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    July 3, 1976 / Jazz Festival, Arena Sferisterio, Macerata, Italy
    1. unknown titles []
    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Luca Barzaghi 03.01.12; MUSICA JAZZ July 1976 p.27 / on-line index; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; Coda #151, Oct/Nov 1976, pp.24-25—Festival report, short concert review.}

    76.07.09 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    July 9, 1976 / Casino Montreux, Montreux Jazzfestival, Montreux, Switzerland
    1. Alougu [25:30]
    2. Llians [17:30]
    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous} Not in my collection

    76.07.10 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    July 10, 1976 / unknown venue, La Rochelle, France
    1. unknown title [88:04] (incomplete, continuous set, split track at 45:40, cuts out at end)
    Drummer Marc Edwards:
    "What's noteworthy about the La Rochelle, France show is the addition of bassist Alan Silva. Alan joined the band for the Montreux show in Switzerland on July 9, 1976. The band was rehearsing in a secluded area. It turned out to be not so secluded. One lucky fan heard us playing. He came in and sat down for a free concert. Alan Silva arrived minutes later. We continued to play with much passion. I turned it up an extra notch or two, just to see how Alan would react. Alan began playing, adjusting his musical ideas with what the band was playing. My reaction was that Alan was thinking [that] I was going to get tired and change to an easier level. That didn't happen! I kept playing harder and harder. Alan was checking me out closely. I kept playing so hard that Alan started laughing. Cecil was also highly amused by my tactics. He knew what I was doing.

    Drummers tend to be very territorial. If anyone joined the band, I made sure that they played out stuff. On that point, there was no compromise. For the record, Alan Silva was the only musician to play with the Dark To Themselves Cecil Taylor Unit. No one sat in at any time. If you hear otherwise, it didn't happen while I was there. Anything is possible after I left.

    This brings us to the La Rochelle performance in France—the next day we flew in a private plane. The plane was small, having just enough room for us, the musicians, and our instruments. We took only a change of clothes for one day. Our suitcases arrived later that day. I was uncomfortable in the plane. Raphé and I were in the back seat. My drum case contained the floor tom-tom and the small tom-tom. The case rested on our laps pressing against our faces. It was quite large. Had the plane gone down, there was no way for Raphé nor I to save ourselves. We were pinned to the back seat by my drum case. We were totally in the hands of the Almighty. Luckily, we arrived at La Rochelle without any mishaps.

    Jimmy and David were laughing at us throughout the flight. They teased us to no end. After the plane landed, we were taken to the hotel. We were late getting to La Rochelle. The promoters of the concert wanted us to go to the theater ASAP. I was hungry. I went to David's room and told him that I had to get something to eat before we played. David took me to Cecil's room and explained the situation. Cecil understood. Within a short time we were at a restaurant eating a lavish meal. Meanwhile, the promoters were having a fit. The show was not going to start on time. As soon as I had finished eating, the promoter personally drove me to the theater pronto.

    I don't recall the name of the place. It was a large theater that could also double for showing movies. When I had finished setting up my drums, Cecil, Jimmy, David, and Raphé arrived. We did a quick sound check. I could hear a concerned crowd behind the curtains. They were greatly relieved when the curtains went up. Finally, they were going to hear some music. The tape doesn't fully capture my performance. At the beginning, I was using brushes. On this day, I was in the zone. Everything that I played was superb. Jimmy Lyons turned around at one point because he was so impressed with my work on brushes. Later, I changed to drumsticks and the band took off. Alan really added another voice to the Unit. I wish he had stayed on longer with the group. Listening to the tape, the band sounds great.

    Towards the end of our long set, Jimmy, Raphé, and David started playing together. This is one of the few times that the three horns improvised freely, other than when they were playing the "heads" (the composition lines). They kept playing on and on. I thought they would never stop. During this segment, Cecil thought that I was pushing the band. No, it wasn't me, it was the horn players. They had gotten into a hard driving mode and locked in. I had no choice but to keep up. That was no problem. I simply dug in and started to push the group as hard as I could. When we finished playing, the audience was very enthusiastic. They kept screaming and hollering. We bowed and left the stage. Because I had played so well, Cecil asked me to go back on stage—by myself. I didn't want to, but Cecil insisted. As soon as I set foot on the stage, the audience went nuts! They started screaming again, only this time, their collective voices went up another octave. Words cannot begin to describe how I felt at that moment. Now I understand why people cry when they receive awards at the music awards shows. The audience can literally move a person to tears."

    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Alan Silva (bass, voice)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography, p.36; Marc Edwards.}

    76.07.11 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    July 11, 1976 / Recontres avec la Musique de Jazz, Nimes, France
    1. unknown titles []
    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Heinrich Smejkal: Info from Jazzpodium 7/1976, S.32 (Concert schedule, no details} Not in my collection.

    76.07.14 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Private & Broadcast Recordings]
    Broadcast by Radio Stadt Bremen, Tape #JZ 5288

    July 14, 1976 / SendeSaal Saal Studio, Bremen, Germany
    Audience Recording:
    1. Winds Alight Stepping Silver [120:36]
    Broadcast Recording:
     announcement [0:39]
    1. Winds Alight Stepping Silver (excerpt) [29:09]
     announcement [0:29]
    2. Winds Alight Stepping Silver (excerpt) [34:39] (incomplete, fades at end)
    [65:50]
    Broadcast Recording is also circulating with incorrect date of "77.03.00."

    Drummer Marc Edwards:
    "This performance took place in a radio studio—for a live broadcast."

    Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography: "[tracks 1 and 2 were] broadcast at different occasions but given the same date and title, [indicating] one performance... broadcast in two parts."

    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Private 2CD-R; Broadcast CD-R; Marc Edwards; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography, p.6 UPDATE 02-0130; Holger Neuhaus & Heinrich Smejkal.} !!! NO TRADE !!! on Audience Recording.

    76.07.20 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    July 20, 1976 / Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Tapes circulating with this date are actually from 76.06.20.

    • 76.00.00 - Cecil Taylor: personnel? / Festival del Jazz, Arles, Italy [MUSICA JAZZ October 1976 p.37, on-line index]
    • 76.08.02-03 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Jimmy Lyons, David S. Ware, Raphé Malik, Marc Edwards / Festival di Macerata, Italy [MUSICA JAZZ July 1976 p.27, on-line index]
    • 76.12.10 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Jimmy Lyons, David S. Ware, Raphé Malik, Harris / Village Gate, New York City [New York Magazine December 13, 1976 p.31]

    76.12.11 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    December 11, 1976 / Village Gate, New York City
    1st Set [78:48] (split track at 45:14)
    2nd Set [69:36] (split track at 44:54)
    [148:24]
    1st Set was possibly Broadcast on WKCR.

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; WKCR Archive}

    • 77.00.00 (1) - "Two years later, Ware was a full-time member of Taylor's orchestra, appearing on the heavyweight Dark To Themselves and a mysterious 1977 session alongside Beaver Harris, Jimmy Lyons, and Raphé Malik that's never seen the light of day." It's unclear whether this session included CT, or was a session of Unit members sans CT. Any additional info is welcome! —Rick Lopez [David S. Ware interview/article by David Keenan, WIRE #180 February 1999 p.37]

    77.01.14 • William Hooker Reality Unit [Audience Recording]

    December 21, 1976 / New York Jazz Museum, New York City
    1. Time/Within [51:21 ]
    William Hooker (drums, saw, percussion)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Alan Braufman (alto sax)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.11.04; WKCR Archive} Not in my collection.

    ERROR Listing
    77.03.00 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    March, 1977 / SendeSaal Saal Studio, Bremen, Germany

    Tapes circulating with this date are actually from 76.07.14.

    • Looking for confirmation of the dates below. —RL

    • 77.03.07-11 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Lyons, Ware, Malik, Edwards / "and a week at the Jazz Showcase. (I saw both of these.) Possibly March 19, as you have 3/23-26 in Vancouver, and there was a week between the UC concert and the weeklong engagement at the Showcase." / Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL [Damon Short correspondence to Jason Hook 04.02.24]
    • 77.03.19 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Lyons, Ware, Malik, Edwards / "Workshop & Lecture at University of Chicago..." Chicago, IL [Damon Short correspondence to Jason Hook 04.02.24]

    77.03.21 • 360° Ensemble [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM

    March 21, 1977 / WKCR-FM Studio, New York City
    1. unknown titles [51:03]
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax)
    Tito Sumpa (percussion)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 77.03.23
      77.03.24
      77.03.25
      77.03.26 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Lyons (alto sax), Raphé Malik (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Beaver Harris (drums) / Vancouver Jazz Society, "Spring '77 Concert Series," Old Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [CODA #154 April 1977 p.28; CODA # 156 August 1977 p.29; vancouverjazz.com/vjs/index.php]

    77.04.00 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    April, 1977 / Recontres avec la Musique de Jazz, Nimes, France
    1. unknown titles []
    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    David Ware (tenor sax)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: Heinrich Smejkal: Info from Jazzpodium 7/1976, S.32 (Concert schedule, no details}

    77.04.14 • David S. Ware: Birth of a Being

    hat HUT Records hat HUT W (LP) 1979

    1st session [See also: 77.04.15.]

    April 14, 1977 / CIRecording, Inc., New York City
    1. Prayer [10:50]
    2. A Primary Piece #1 [13:45]
    3. A Primary Piece #2 [11:45]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)
    Gene Y. Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (piano)
    Marc D. Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: hat HUT W}

    77.04.15 • David S. Ware: The Birth of a Being

    hat HUT Records hat HUT W (LP) 1979

    2nd session [See also: 77.04.14.]

    April 15, 1977 / CIRecording, Inc., New York City
    1. Thematic Womb [16:35]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Composition)
    Gene Y. Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (piano)
    Marc D. Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: hat HUT W}

    • 77.04.22 - Cecil Taylor (no personnel details) / 9:30 & 11:30pm, Village Gate, New York City [New York Magazine April 18, 1977 p.109]
    • 77.04.23 - Cecil Taylor (no personnel details) / 9:30pm, 11:30pm & 1:30am, Village Gate, New York City [New York Magazine April 18, 1977 p.109]

    77.05.26 • Beaver Harris: African Drums

    Owl OWL 09 (LP) 1977 FR

    May 26, 1977 / Daniel Pascaud's Studio, Paris, France
    1. African Drums (Harris) [10:15]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: OWL 09}

    • 77.00.00 (2) - Cecil Taylor Unit: Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Davis S. Ware, Raphé Malik, Beaver Harris / Pavilhão Dramático de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal [Nuno Martins 04.05.13]
    • 77.05.27-30 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Davis S. Ware, Raphé Malik, Beaver Harris / Moers Festival, Germany [MUSICA JAZZ June 1977 p.25-26, on-line index; venue from Giovanni Corda 04.10.20]

    77.06.11 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    June 11, 1977 / Pumpwerk Kulturzentrum, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    1st Set [90:24] (split track at 60:24, fades out and back in)
    2nd Set [75:04] (fades in)
    [165:28]
    Cecil Taylor (piano, Composition)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21} Not in my collection.}

    77.06.15 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    June 15, 1977 / Kino Arri (Movie Theater Arri), München, Germany
    Part One of "F (in f sharp)" [85:13] (split track at 74:40)
    Part Two of "F (in f sharp)" [53:03]
    [138:16]
    Fragmented parts of soundcheck, announcements, chatter before the beginning... have been edited out. In these fragments Cecil Taylor announces the composition as "...the title is F (Eff) ...is in two parts... is 'F' ...played in F-sharp."

    Cecil Taylor (piano, Composition)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; H. Lukas Lindenmaier; Jan Carlsson 04.03.28}

    77.06.18 • Cecil Taylor Unit [Audience Recording]

    June 18, 1977 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    First set [90:31] (split track at 58:07)
    Second set [67:20] (split track at 32:27)
    [157:51]
    "In the summer of '77 I caught the Cecil Taylor Unit at the Bimhuis club in Amsterdam. The group was over an hour late and the crowd actually booed as they walked on—Jimmy Lyons, David S. Ware, Raphé Malik, and, to my surprise, Beaver Harris. Beaver's percussion propelled the group and Cecil with a virtuosic intensity..." (from Rudolph Grey's liner notes to "Blue Humans Live—N.Y. 1980" on Audible Hiss)

    Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Jimmy Lyons (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Raphé Malik (trumpet)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21} Not in my collection.

    • 77.09.06
      77.09.07
      77.09.08
      77.09.09
      77.09.10
      - Cecil Taylor (no personnel given) / Storyville, New York City [New York Magazine September 12, 1977 p.28]
    • 78.00.00 (1) - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Ted Daniel, David S. Ware, Nick DiGeronimo / The 100 Club, London, England [Jazz Journal International V.31 no.12 December 1978 p.25]

    78.00.00 (2) • Cooper-Moore: Outtakes 1978

    Hopscotch HOP 16 (CD) 2005

    unknown dates, 1978 / unknown venue, New York City
    1. ensemble 1 redo, take 9 [8:00] (track 2 on CD; listed in liners as track 4)
    2. Trio take 5 [3:34] (track 3 on CD; listed in liners as track 5)
    3. ensemble 1 take 2 [7:46] (track 6 on CD; listed in liners as track 9)
    4. prayer take 8 [5:00] (track 7 on CD; listed in liners as track 10)
    5. ensemble 1 take 1 [8:44] (track 8 on CD; listed in liners as track 1)
    6. Trio take 6 [3:52] (track 9 on CD; listed in liners as track 6)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Mark Gould (trumpet)
    Cooper-Moore (diddley-bow-1,3,5; piano-2,4)
    Kenwood Dennard (drums)

    {Primary Source: HOP 16}

    78.09.02 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience & Broadcast Recordings]

    September 2, 1978 / Jazz Festival Willisau, Willisau, Switzerland
    Audience:
    1. Sweet Nut [27:20]
    2. Spiegelgasse 14
     a) Reflections and Restaurants
     b) The Park [46:05]
    3. 5-4-3-2 [12:45]
    4. Metamusician's Stomp [42:43] (incomplete)
    Broadcast:
    1. Metamusician's Stomp, Part 2 [5:55] (Received as "Meta Music Star, Part 2")
    David S. Ware (reeds)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Jan Ström; Heinrich Smejkal; venue from Pierre-André Monti; CODA October 1978 #163 p.29}

    78.09.00 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono: Metamusician's Stomp

    Black Saint 120205-1 (LP); 120025-2 (CD) 1978 ITALY
    • Various Artists: Black Saint-Soul Note Critics' Pick Sampler Vol. 3
      Black Saint/Soul Note BS/SN-C003 (CD) 1988 ITALY
      [This compilation includes tracks by Tom Varner; AIR; Joseph Jarman & Don Moye; Cecil Taylor Segments II; Ran Blake Quartet; The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet; Graves-Cyrille-Clarke-Moye; and Sun Ra]
    September, 1978 / Ricordi Studios, Milano, Italy
    1. Metamusician's Stomp (Cyrille) [6:41]
    2. My Ship (Kurt Weill) [7:05]
    3. 5-4-3-2 [4:54]
    4. Spiegelgasse 14: Reflections+Restaurants—The Park—Flight [21:14]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, flute, foot)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, flugelhorn, wood flute, foot)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass, foot)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion, foot)

    {Primary Source: Black Saint 120025-2; BS/SN-C003}

    78.09.30 • David S. Ware (featuring Jean-Charles Capon): From Silence to Music

    PALM Records (Productions Artistiques Litteraires et Musicales) PALM 32 (LP) 1978 FR

    1st session: [See also 78.10.01.]

    September 30, 1978 / Studio PALM, Paris, France
    1. Blues for a change (Ware) [9:52]
    2. In memory of (Ware) [10:44]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Jean-Charles Capon (cello)

    {Primary Source: PALM 32; split session info from Pierre-André Monti}

    78.10.01 • David S. Ware (featuring Jean-Charles Capon): From Silence to Music

    PALM Records (Productions Artistiques Litteraires et Musicales) PALM 32 (LP) 1978 FR

    2nd session: [See also 78.09.30.]

    October 1, 1978 / Studio PALM, Paris, France
    1. It could happen to you (Van Heusen) [7:55]
    2. Deep Purple (Peter de Rose) [3:55]
    3. Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington) [3:53]
    4. From deep within Part I (Ware) [2:52]
    5. From deep within Part II (Ware) [3:20]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)

    {Primary Source: PALM 32; split session info from Pierre-André Monti}

    79.06.30 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    June 30, 1979 / Live At Soundscape, New York City
    1. Awareness [ : ]
    2. Come Sunday [ : ]
    2. Home at Last [ : ]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    A. Klapman (bass ?)
    Rashid Bakr (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 06.01.01} Not in my collection.

    79.00.00 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [WKCR Archival Recording]

    unknown date, 1979 / Paris, France
    1. Module [20:11]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31} Not in my collection.

    • 79.10.13 - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: David S. Ware (tenor sax), Teddy Daniels (trumpet), Nick DeGeronimo (bass), Andrew Cyrille (drums) / Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf ["20 years Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf"]

    79.10.14 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    October 14, 1979 / Burghausen, Germany
    First Set:
    1. Abracadabra (Clifford Jordan) [20:01]
     announcement [1:00]
    2. Baby Man (John Stubblefield) [17:48]
     announcement [0:46]
    3. Metamusician's Stomp (Cyrille) [27:02] (split track at 6:56)
     announcement [0:45]
    [67:59]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    79.10.15 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    October 15, 1979 / Innsbruck, Austria
    1. unknown title [8:27]
    2. unknown title [25:57]
    3. unknown title [29:44]
    4. unknown title [44:32] (split track at 30:15, fades out and back in)
    5. unknown title [17:42]
    [126:27]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, flugelhorn, voice)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass, voice)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, percussion, sanza, voice)

    {Primary Source: Norbert Kreutzer 08.03.03} Not in my collection.

    • 79.10.16 - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: David S. Ware (tenor sax), Teddy Daniels (trumpet), Nick DeGeronimo (bass), Andrew Cyrille (drums) / Jazz Club Sinkkasten, Frankfurt [Jazzpodium 10/1979, S.34, Concert review]

    80.02.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM

    February 2, 1980 / Live Broadcast, Soundscape, New York City
    1. unknown title
    2. unknown title
    3. Angel Eyes
    4. Theme
    5. Somewhere Time
    6. Eleanor Rigby

    Soundscape

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Gene Y. Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Rashid Bakr (drums)

    {Primary Source: Cadence Vol.6 no.2 February 1980 p.2; Anonymous 05.12.31; additional info from even more Anonymous correspondence} Not in my collection.

    80.03.21 • David S. Ware & Tatsuya Nakamura Duo [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM

    March 21, 1980 / Live Broadcast, WKCR-FM, New York City
    1. Come Sunday [50:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Tatsuya Nakamura (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 02.10.28 and 06.01.01; Cadence Vol.6 no.2 February 1980 p.2} Not in my collection.

    80.05.09 • William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

    NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book w/ Essay and Interview by Ed Hazell, Limited Editon of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012

    1st Session: [See also 84.06.25, as well as 76.10.24, 77.08.00, 79.05.04, 80.00.00 (1), 80.00.00 (2), 84.06.25, and 87.07.03 in the William Parker Sessionography.] May 9, 1980 / Kiva, New York City
    Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC TWO)
    1. Facing the Sun, One is Never the Same [24:18]
    2. One Day Understanding (Variation on a theme by Albert Ayler) [22:28]
    3. Bass Interlude [1:55]
    4. Tapestry [16:28]
    Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC THREE)
    5. Rainbow Light [26:56]
    Broadcast Recording:
    1. Facing the Sun One is Never the Same [5:18] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, fades out at end)
    Two Sets, with a filmed performance of Parker's "Corn Meal Suite" (78.00.00) shown during intermission.


    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    William Parker (bass)
    Denis Charles (drums)
    Patricia Nicholson (dance)

    {Primary Source: Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; CD-R; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}

    80.09.27 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    September 27, 1980 / Jazz Club Unterfahst, Münich, Germany
     soundcheck, announcement Cyrille [2:50]
    1. The Magnificent Bimbo—Circumfusion [20:30]
    2. You Leave Me Breathless [10:59]
    3. Special People [20:45]
    4. The Music in Us [26:35]
    5. Jamile [11:03]
    6. High Priest [24:34]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; info from Jean-Marc Foussat; Heinrich Smejkal} !!! NO TRADE !!!

    80.10.15
    80.10.16
    80.10.17
    80.10.18
    80.10.19 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    October 15 through 19, 1980 / Le Dreher, Paris, France
    1. unknown title [17:40] (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    [Also noted: Hat hut recorded this entire engagement:]
    "Four nights recording, each with three sets, with one night for [sound] check! An Hat hut demand for a live album. I did it. I bring the 12 tapes (each 45 minutes) to Switzerland. Two month later a Werner phone call from Zürich. There was a sound problem. I go there. It was a kind of buzz on the whole trumpet sound. Apologise: as sound engineer I didn't listen it while recording, or If I did, I didn't realized that it was so unpleasant, so ugly, so!!! At that second I was as have no more ability in the thing it was my job, for ever! The whole thing was erased under my eyes by Werner himself with his hands. And I must return my fee as if nothing has never happened. Hope you understand. The pure Horror."
    [Jean-Marc Foussat's splendid correspondence]

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; info from Jean-Marc Foussat}

    80.10.21
    80.10.22 • Andrew Cyrille: Special People

    Soul Note SN 1012 (LP) 1981 IT; SN 121012 (CD) IT

    October 21 & 22, 1980 / Barigozzi Studios, Milano, Italy
    1. A Girl Named Rainbow (Ornette Coleman) [10:00]
    2. High Priest (Cyrille) [7:42]
    3. Fortified Nucleolus (Cyrille) [5:08]
    4. Baby Man (John Stubblefield) [6:34]
    5. Special People (Cyrille) [7:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (percussion)

    {Primary Source: SN 1012}

    • 80.11.11 - Andrew Cyrille Quartet: Ted Daniels (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Nick di Geronimo (bass), Andrew Cyrille (drums) / 8:30pm, Club de Musica y Jazz, San Juan Evangelista, Madrid, Spain [www.sanjuanevangelista.org]

    • Poster

    • 80.11.12 - Andrew Cyrille Quartet: Ted Daniels (trumpet), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Nick di Geronimo (bass), Andrew Cyrille (drums) / 10:30pm, Club de Musica y Jazz, San Juan Evangelista, Madrid, Spain [www.sanjuanevangelista.org]

    80.11.19 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Audience Recording]

    November 19, 1980 / Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
    1. unknown title [18:18]
    2. unknown title [6:47]
    3. Through The Ages Jehova (Leroy Jenkins) [11:20]
    4. The Music In Us (Cyrille) [10:44]
    5. The Higher Self [17:39]
    6. Confusion [14:24]
    7. You Leave Me Breathless [13:02]
    [82:14]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 11.07.11} Not in my collection.

    • 81.00.00 - "...Ware was still itching to play. He took two trips to Europe during this period. In 1981 he travelled with a pickup group featuring Beaver Harris, pianist Cooper-Moore (who shared a house with Ware in the '70s, occasionally performing under the name Apogee) and Brian Smith." [David S. Ware interview/article by David Keenan, WIRE #180 February 1999 p.37]

    81.04.31 • David S. Ware Quartet (featuring Beaver Harris) [Audience Recording]

    April 31, 1981 / Jazz Unite, Paris, France
    1. Bliss Tune (Ware) [24:23]
    "...Somebody in Paris sent it to Adam Lore, who handed it off to me." —Cooper-Moore

    Also noted, "unknown titles, 91:00"

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Gene Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (piano)
    Brian Smith (piano)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Cooper-Moore 07.01.06; Anonymous 04.03.02; Cadence June 1981 p.63} Complete session (91:00) not in my collection.

    • 81.05.06 - David S. Ware Quartet: (featuring Beaver Harris), Gene Ashton (Cooper-Moore), Brian Smith / Fasching Club, Stockholm, Sweden / Rumored Audience Recording exists [Anonymous 04.03.02; Cadence June 1981 p.63]
    • 81.06.01 - David S. Ware Trio: Beaver Harris (drums), Cameron Brown (bass) / The Echanson, Place of the Parlement, Bordeaux, France [Pierre Mons 04.04.26; 12.02.18]
    • 81.06.07 - David S. Ware Quartet (featuring Beaver Harris) / Palais des Glaces, Paris, France [Jean-Marc Foussat 02.10.29:]
      "I met [Ware] when I recorded the A. Cyrille's Maono a year before. He was with a very strange guy, named as manager but who seemed best as a mafioso directly get off a Chester Himes black novel. So this 'promotor' wanted to record David who gave him my adress. The recording was 'Live' in the Palais des Glaces but it seems that all was an enormous 'arnaque'. All was as speedy as a coke line, even my [sound] check—I remember it seems it was a drum problem or something like that and it was impossible to do a real serious check—and, whenever, it was really important for me (and for him & David) to do it because it was a direct two-tracks stereo mix, but it was just a not real problem for this manager, many more important were, that I still ignore. It was no advertising, pictures, etc.: so quite no audience. A very strange gig! Anyway, I don't remember why, because it wasn't usual in those times, I brought my cassette deck with me to do my 'safety copy' cassette during the recording: it's why I have, still today—'cause I never throw something away, something to ear more that a memory of it. The concert was just ending that the guy ask me for the master tape. I try to ask for my fee but it was not a question to talk about at this point, he took suddenly the tape, even ask me sharply for any money he thought I probably might have (Oh, happy days, I was absolutely broke!) and everybody vanished..."
      It goes without saying that I love Jean-Marc's e-mails. —RL

    81.06.20 • Andrew Cyrille & Maono [Soundboard Recording]

    June 20, 1981 / Pisa Jazz Festival, Pisa, Italy
     announcement [0:32]
    1. Jamile [6:25]
    2. unknown title [17:50]
     announcement [1:00]
    3. Circumfusion—the Magnificent Bimbo [20:50] (incomplete, fades out)
    [46:12]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice)
    Teddy Daniels (trumpet, voice)
    Nick DeGeronimo (bass)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums, voice)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; CODA October 1981 #180 p.34 has Festival time frame as "July".} !!! NO TRADE !!!

    • Andrew Cyrille: (no personnel details, possibly Maono) / Kool Jazz Festival, New York City

    81.10.01 • David S. Ware & Milford Graves Duo [Audience Recording]

    October 1, 1981 / Federal Hall, New York City
    1. unknown title [21:17]
    2. unknown title [6:10]
    [27:30]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Milford Graves (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; session date from James Lindbloom}

    81.12.12 • Milford Graves Trio [Audience Recording]

    December 12, 1981 / Soundscape, New York City
    1. unknown title [46:08] (incomplete, fades out)
    2. unknown title [18:55]
    3. unknown title [35:21]
    [100:23]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Hugh Glover (reeds, piano)
    Milford Graves (drums, voice)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 07.09.07} Not in my collection.

    • 82.00.00 - David S. Ware: "We [Graves and DSW] played a couple of duos in New York, in the city, and we played a couple up in Bennington College in Vermont, he teaches there." / Glenn Good's telephone interview of David S. Ware, conducted on March 11, 1996. Aired on WNUR (89.3 FM, Evanston-Chicago) on March 18, 1996.
    • 83.08.05-07 - Andrew Cyrille & Maono: (no personnel details) Was Ware still with Cyrille at this point? —RL / Real Art Ways Festival, Hartford, CT [Cadence Vol.9 no.8 August 1983, back cover]
    • 84.05.19 - William Parker's Centering Big Band: (no personnel info—until Hazell arrives below...) / Inroads, NYC "...a kind of prelude to the Sound Unity Festival." [Cadence Vol.10 #5 May 1984 p.77; Sound Unity Fest schedule/review in Cadence Vol.10 #8 August 1984; CODA #197 August 1984 p.28]
      Ed Hazell 06.08.21 ::: "I was cleaning out the attic and found a flyer for this concert. I wasn't there for it, I just had a habit of picking up flyers whenever I was in NYC and saving them." [GOOD BOY! —RL]
      "William Parker Centering Ensemble, Saturday, May 19, 1984, 9:30pm, Inroads, 150 Mercer St (between Houston and Prince)
      Extending the Clues: Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax), Ricardo Strobert (alto sax, flute), David S. Ware (tenor sax, soprano sax!), Roy Campbell, Jr (trumpet), Masahiko Kono (trombone), Ellen Christi (voice), William Parker (bass), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (percussion). Admission was $5."

    84.06.01 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    June 1, 1984 / 1st Sound Unity Festival, C.U.A.N.D.O. Center, New York City
    1. The Elders [20:53]
    2. Mystery [14:15]
    3. An Ancient Formula [8:48] (incomplete)
    [44:12]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)
    Brian Smith (bass)
    Beaver Harris (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Cadence Vol.10 no.6, June 1984 p.77}

    84.06.02 (1)


    I've included this non-D.S.Ware session so that this error might be corrected: The Audience Recording is in wide circulation among traders, and consistently misidentifies the tenor player as David S. Ware.

    Various Artists: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn
    Peter Kowald Quartet

    Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA; FilmPals DVD 01 (DVD) 2005 Germany
    [This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; William and Patsy Parker Ensemble; Charles Tyler Quintet; Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; Jemeel Moondoc Sextet; Schweizer/Carl Duo; & Peter Brötzmann Ensemble.]
    • Peter Kowald Quartet [Audience Recording]
      Received as "Unknown title [45:00] (incomplete)"
      The excerpts on the Jahn video do indeed match the track on the Audience Recording. —RL
    June 2, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, C.U.A.N.D.O. Community Center, New York City
    1. Melting º Lines º Cycle [45:00] (incomplete)
    The video contains a first excerpt [5:25] which appears at 56:10 in; and a second excerpt [6:45], which includes 1:00 of applause and announcements, at 67:50. —RL

    Charles Gayle (tenor sax)
    Marilyn Crispell (piano)
    Peter Kowald (bass)
    Rashied Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: Rising Tones Cross; CD-R; date from New York Times, Sunday 84.05.27}

    84.06.02 (2) • Various Artists: Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn
    Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble

    Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA; FilmPals DVD 01 (DVD) 2005 Germany
    [This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; William and Patsy Parker Ensemble; Charles Tyler Quintet; Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; Jemeel Moondoc Sextet; Schweizer/Carl Duo; & Peter Kowald Quartet.]

    June 2, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, C.U.A.N.D.O. Community Center, New York City
     milling around, setting up, announcement excerpts [2:05]
    1. Alarm [5:15] (incomplete)
    The video contains a first excerpt [2:05] which appears at 1:31:30 in; and a second (BLISTERING!!!) excerpt [5:15] which appears at 1:33:40. —RL

    Peter Brötzmann, Charles Gayle, David S. Ware, Frank Wright (tenor sax)
    Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax)
    Roy Campbell Jr. (trumpet)
    Masahiko Kono (trombone)
    Irene Schweizer (piano)
    William Parker, Peter Kowald (bass)
    Rashied Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: Rising Tones Cross}

    84.06.07 • Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble [Audience Recording]

    June 7, 1984 / Taller Latino-Americano, New York City
     tuning up, announcement [2:13]
    1. unknown title [43:48] (incomplete, split track at 42:15, cuts out)
    2. unknown title [1:49] (incomplete, cuts in, split track at 1:33, cuts out)
    3. unknown title [41:54] (incomplete, cuts in)
     applause and announcement [1:48]
    [90:15]

    ALARM

    Peter Brötzmann, Charles Gayle, David S. Ware, Frank Wright (tenor sax)
    Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax)
    Roy Campbell Jr. (trumpet)
    Masahiko Kono (trombone)
    Irene Schweizer (piano)
    William Parker, Peter Kowald (bass)
    Rashied Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 04.03.02; CODA #197 August 1984 p.29} Not in my collection.

    84.06.25 • William Parker's Centering Big Band: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

    NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book w/ Essay and Interview by Ed Hazell, Limited Editon of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012

    2nd Session: [See also 80.05.09, as well as 76.10.24, 77.08.00, 79.05.04, 80.00.00 (1), 80.00.00 (2), 84.06.25, and 87.07.03 in the William Parker Sessionography.]

    June 25, 1984 / Kool Jazz Festival, Soundscape, Irving Plaza, New York City
    Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC FIVE)
    Centering Big Band (Extending the Clues)
    1. Ankti (Extending the Clues) [12:59]
    2. Munyaovi (Cliff of the Porcupine) [14:46]
    3. Palatala (Red Light of Sunrise) [4:35]
    4. Lomahongva (Beautiful Clouds Arising) [29:10]
    5. Tototo (Warrior Spirit Who Sings) [10:58]

    Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, and Ricardo Strobert (alto sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Charles Tyler (baritone sax)
    Raphe Malik and Roy Campbell Jr. (trumpet)
    Alex Lodico and Masahiko Kono (trombone)
    William Parker (bass)
    Zen Matsuura (drums)
    Lisa Sokolov and Ellen Christi (voice)

    {Primary Source: Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; CODA #197 August 1984 p.29}

    • 85.00.00 - "In 1985, Peter Brötzmann's protege Peter Kowald joined the ranks, alongside drummer Louis Moholo—a rare showing for the Euro-jazz wing. 'I'm not really that familiar with European jazz,' Ware admits. 'Well, I'm not taking the time with it, put it like that.'" [David S. Ware interview/article by David Keenan, WIRE #180 February 1999 p.37]

      85.01.28-02.11 - "Music is an Open Sky" Series at Sweet Basil [CODA #201 April 1985 p.34]
    • 85.01.30 - Peter Kowald's "Collaboration": Bill Dixon, David S. Ware, Andrew Cyrille / Sweet Basil, NYC [Date from New York Magazine February 4, 1995 p.109]
    • 85.02.18 - Peter Brötzmann Trio: Parker, Pheeroan ak Laff / Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City / Double bill with Peter Kowald Trio: David S. Ware and Andrew Cyrille; "...the final sections, when all six musicians played together, was really fun." !!! [CODA #201 April 1985 p.34]
      "...my Music Is An Open Sky program from early 1985 has an ad on the backside indicating an upcoming show by Ware/Kowald/Cyrille, and Brotz/WP/Graves." [Grahm Connah 03.03.10]

    • 85.04.00 - David S. Ware: "1985 I took a trio to Europe, which was, actually it was Peter Kowald, who is a German bass player. And it was supposed to have been Beaver Harris, but Beaver got sick at the last minute, and the drummer on that tour, actually I went through several drummers on that tour. The drummer was Thurman Barker, who started the tour out... Then I used Louis Moholo on several of the concerts. It was really great playing with him. And actually I used another guy whose name I can't recall, I think he was from San Francisco, but he happened to be in Europe." / Glenn Good's telephone interview of David S. Ware, conducted on March 11, 1996. Aired on WNUR (89.3 FM, Evanston-Chicago) on March 18, 1996.

    85.04.26 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Broadcast & Audience Recording]

    April 26, 1985 / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    1. Alarm [60:48] (Audience Recording has split track at 46:53, incomplete)
    2. unknown title [18:33]
    [79:21]
    Peter Brötzmann (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, composer)
    Toshinori Kondo (trumpet)
    Hannes Bauer, Alan Tomlinson (trombone)
    Larry Stabbins (soprano sax, tenor sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Curtis Clark (piano)
    William Parker, Peter Kowald (bass)
    Louis Moholo (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Tapes.aspx?s=19850426}

    85.04.27 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    April 27, 1985 / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    1. unknown titles [41:57] (continuous performance, segues into track 2)
    2. Prayer [7:26] (split track at 4:44)
    3, The Elder's Path [19:25]
    4. Mystery [11:29]
    5. An Ancient Formula [7:36]
    6. unknown title [4:30]
    [93:52]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice)
    Peter Kowald (bass)
    Louis Moholo (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R}

    85.04.29 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Broadcast Recording]
    Broadcast GDR

    April 29, 1985, Kammerspiele, East Berlin, Germany
     announcement [0:27]
    1. unknown title [49:23]
     announcement [0:46]
    [50:38]
    Peter Brötzmann (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, composer)
    Toshinori Kondo (trumpet)
    Hannes Bauer, Alan Tomlinson (trombone)
    Larry Stabbins (soprano sax, tenor sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, saxello)
    Curtis Clark (piano)
    William Parker, Peter Kowald (bass)
    Louis Moholo (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R} NO TRADE !!!

    85.05.01 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [Audience Recording]

    May 1, 1985 / Borse, Grenzüberschreitungen, Wuppertal, Germany
     announcement PB [1:01]
    1. unknown title [69:38]
    Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax, alto sax)
    Toshinoro Kondo (trumpet, voice)
    Johannes Bauer, Alan Tomlinson (trombone)
    Larry Stabbins (tenor sax, soprano sax)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Curtis Clark (piano)
    William Parker, Peter Kowald (bass)
    Louis Moholo (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 86.05.19 - Jimmy Lyons succumbs to cancer... [CODA #208 June 1986 p.33]
    • 87.12.01
      87.12.02 - Ahmed Abdullah's Solomonic Quartet: David S. Ware, Charles Moffett, Fred Hopkins / Knitting Factory, New York City, two shows each night.

    87.12.03
    87.12.04 • Ahmed Abdullah: ...and the Solomonic Quintet

    Silkheart Records SHLP-109 (LP) 1988 SWD; SHCD-109 (CD) 1990 SWD

    December 3 & 4, 1987 / A&R Recording, New York City
    1. African Songbird (Abdullah) [7:03]
    2. Gypsy Lady (Moffett) [4:55]
    3. The Search (Abdullah) [6:48]
    4. Canto II (Abdullah/traditional) [4:54]
    5. Khaluma (Abdullah/traditional) [7:16]
    6. The Dance We Do (Abdullah) [7:28]
    7. Wishbone Suite (Moffett) [5:27]
    8. The Dance We Do (Abdullah) (take 1) [8:39]
    Track 8 on CD only.

    Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet, flugelhorn, voice)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, stritch)
    Masuhjaa (electric guitar)
    Fred Hopkins (bass)
    Charles Moffett (drums)

    {Primary Source: SHCD-109}

    • "During 1988, we played at the New York City Public Library as preparation for the Silkheart Record, Passage To Music. I contacted the library and set up three gigs. Bassist Dave Saphra made the first gig only. He was replaced by William Parker..." [Marc Edwards]

    • 88.02.24 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (tenor sax), David Saphra (bass), Marc Edwards (drums) / Wednesday 6:30pm, New York Public Library, Ninety-Sixth Street Regional Branch, 112 East 96th Street, NYC
    • 88.03.01 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (tenor sax), William Parker (bass), Marc Edwards (drums) / Tuesday 6:30pm, New York Public Library, Saint Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
    • 88.03.00 - "Ahmed Abdullah with David S. Ware": (no other personnel listed) / Knitting Factory, NYC [WIRE #50 April 1988 p.32]
    • 88.03.08 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (tenor sax), William Parker (bass), Marc Edwards (drums) / Tuesday 6:00pm, New York Public Library, 115th Street Branch, 203 West 115th Street, NYC
    • 88.04.03 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (tenor sax), William Parker (bass), Marc Edwards (drums) / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine April 4, 1988 p.179]

    88.04.04
    88.04.05 • David S. Ware Trio: Passage to Music

    Silkheart Records SHLP-113 (LP) 1989 SWD; SHCD-113 (CD) 1989 SWD
    • Various Artists: Silkheart Sampler / Spirit of New Jazz
      Silkheart Records SHCD-130 (CD) 1990 SWD
    April 4 & 5, 1988 / A&R Recording, New York City

    Drummer Marc Edwards: "Most of the record was done on the first day. Recording two or three days in a row isn't the way I like to record. My experience is that if you have strong musicians, chances are, you'll have 99 percent of the record done during the first session."
    1. An Ancient Formula [6:00]
    2. Ancient Visitors [7:30]
    3. Passage to Music [10:46]
    4. African Secrets [10:47]
    5. The Elders Path [13:20]
    6. Phonetic Hymn [9:00]
    7. Mystery [11:43]
    SHCD-130 Sampler has track 1.
    Tracks 6 and 7 are on SHCD-113 only.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, saxello-2, stritch-4 / Compositions)
    William Parker (bass)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: SHCD-113; SHCD-130}

    • "The Second International Sound Unity Festival of Third Wave Jazz (...the first of its kind in four years...) ...from April 12 through 17 at... The Kraine Club Gallery and The Knitting Factory..." [CODA #221 August 1988 pp.36-9]

    • 88.04.12 - David S. Ware Trio: William Parker, Marc Edwards / The 2nd International Sound Unity Festival, 3rd Wave Festival of Jazz, Kraine Art Gallery, 85 East 4th Street, NYC / "We opened the Sound Unity Festival..." —Marc Edwards

    88.04.17 • Bill Dixon Ensemble ("Sound Unity Orchestra") [Audience Recording]

    April 17, 1988, 7:30pm / Sound Unity Festival, Kraine Art Gallery, New York City
    1. Sisyphus [:]
    "This was Sound Unity's closing act to nearly a week of good music." —Marc Edwards

    "Dixon's ensemble composition, part of the Second International Sound Unity Festival, was given a single performance after rehearsals at Jemeel Moondoc's loft on at least the days of and before the concert. According to Dixon, the piece would have benefited from further and more focused rehearsals: 'At the first rehearsal, everyone wasn't there—and they were being paid for these things. At the second one, some of the people who had been there the day before sent substitutes. I was ready to go right back to Vermont; I can't deal with that kind of thing where everyone sight reads a part, then struts out and does a funny solo, and thinks they're into something. I come from a different tradition where a thing has to be definitive.' —LP liner notes to Son of Sisyphus...; some details from the leaflets for the series; also announced in Jazznews [Dublin] July/August 1988"

    "...an orchestra piece... that Bill did. And that was a written piece, but again it was approached with a certain amount of adding spontaneity to it even in the way we came on stage, in a theatrical way, which I related to Cecil. Of course it was Bill Dixon's way, which is different, but it's a very similar approach to letting the individual bring what they have to the music..." —Willliam Parker [Cadence Vol.16 #12 December 1990 p.11]

    Bill Dixon (trumpet, conductor)
    Arthur Brooks, Roy Campbell, Leo Smith (trumpets)
    David S. Ware, Glenn Spearman (tenor sax)
    Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax)
    Karen Borca (bassoon)
    Bill Lowe (tuba)
    Nioka Workman mentioned on cello in correspondence from Marc Edwards, but not included in the Dixonia entry.
    William Parker, Mario Pavone (bass)
    Laurence Cook (drums)

    {Primary Source: info from Dixonia, a bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R88-0417, p.286} Not in my collection.

    • 88.05.00 - Ahmed Abdullah's Solomonic Quartet: David S. Ware, Charles Moffett, Fred Hopkins, "plus Masujaa on guitar, and including an amazing interchange between he and saxophonist Bill Saxton, who happened to be touring with Errol Parker..." / Eindhoven, Netherlands [Ahmed Abdullah 03.08.03; Ware Archive '07)]

    89.01.28 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    January 28, 1989 / Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
    1. Mystery [20:10]
    2. Ancient Visitors [9:44]
    3. An Ancient Formula [13:50] (short version fades at 1:59)
    [46:16]
    "[Another, shorter] version includes a piece not on [this Audience Recording]... after 'Ancient Visitors' on the [shorter] version, you can hear a break for a tape flip, and then Ware's unaccompanied beginning for another piece; it cuts off before the theme is stated so I don't know what it is. On [this] version, there's no tape flip after 'Ancient Visitors,' and 'An Ancient Formula' follows without a break... but the solo opening of the mystery song fragment isn't present. Total time on the [other, shorter] disc is 34:05..." —James Lindbloom detailing, 04.08.21

    Marc Edwards: "The personnel [listed previously] is incorrect. (David S. Ware, William Parker, and Reggie Nicholson.)
    It should read... [as below.] David and Sirone played well—however, I did not. Remember, I was still in the process of making a come-back after a ten-year layoff. After that performance, the fire returned and has been with me continuously. Billy Bang was also on the bill. He had William Parker and Reggie Nicholson in his band. I don't recall the other band members. David has never worked with Reggie Nicholson, not to my knowledge."

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, saxello-2)
    Sirone (bass)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R (short version at 31:55); info from Marc Edwards}

    • 89.09.05 - David S. Ware "Group" / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine September 4, 1989 p.88]

    89.12.22 • Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [Audience Recordings]

    December 22, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Save the Children [:]
    Cecil Taylor (piano / Composition)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    John Bruschini (guitar)
    Evelyn Blakey (voice) —Art's daughter!
    William Parker (bass)
    Thurman Barker (marimba)
    Andre Martinez (drums)

    {Primary Source: Andre Martinez Archive} Not in my collection.

    89.12.23 • Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [Audience Recording]

    December 23, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1st Set:
    1. unknown title [100:59] (split track at 51:26)
    Cecil Taylor (piano, voice / Composition)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, stritch, voice)
    John Bruschini (guitar, voice)
    Evelyn Blakey (voice) —Art's daughter!
    William Parker (bass, voice)
    Thurman Barker (marimba, vibes, percussion, voice)
    Andre Martinez (drums, voice)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Anonymous; Andre Martinez Archive}

    90.01.08
    90.01.09
    90.01.10 • David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 1

    Silkheart Records SHCD-127 (CD) 1991 SWD

    David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 2

    Silkheart Records SHCD-128 (CD) 1991 SWD

    January 8 through 10, 1990 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    Volume 1:
     1. Forward Motion [12:28]
     2. Angular [5:50]
     3. Bliss Theme [8:50]
     4. Cadenza [11:40]
     5. Sound Bound [12:00]
     6. Mind Time [4:00]
     7. Saxelloscape One [4:00]
     8. Thirds [13:50]
    Volume 2:
     9. One Two Three [12:00]
    10. Emptiness [4:00]
    11. Primary Piece III [8:30]
    12. Saxelloscape Two [5:00]
    13. The Child Without—The Child Within [10:50]
    14. Stritchland [12:15]
    15. Low Strata [6:20]
    16. Reign of Peace [11:00]
    The CD liner notes indicate "does not appear on album" for several of these tracks.
    "...Silkheart LP manufacture stopped in a big hurry and those two [SHCD-127 & 128] certainly weren't manufactured. The remarks on the backliner text are there because it wasn't possible to make any changes to the offset films at that late date..." —Keith Knox, Silkheart Records

    David S. Ware (tenor sax-3,8,11,15,16; flute-1,6,10,13; saxello-2,5,7,12; stritch-4,9,14 / Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano—all except tracks 7 and 12)
    William Parker (bass—all except tracks 7 and 12)
    Marc Edwards (drums, tympani, percussion—all except tracks 7 and 12)

    {Primary Source: SHCD-128; SHCD-127}

    • 90.05.20 - David S. Ware Quintet: Ware, Bill Dixon (trumpet), Shipp, Parker, Marc Edwards / Knitting Factory, NYC / "advertised in Village Voice May 22, 1990 p.119" [CODA #233 August 1990 p.36; Dixonia, a bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Round Up the Usual Suspects, entry 90-0520, p.298]
    • 90.06.17 - Frank Wright passes away in Germany...
    • 91.02.03 - David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo: Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano) / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine February 4, 1991 p.82]

    91.12.10
    91.12.11 • David S. Ware: Flight of I

    DIW DIW-856 (CD) JPN; DIW/Columbia CK52956 (CD) 1992

    December 10 & 11, 1991 / The Power Station, New York City
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [7:49]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You (H. Warren/M. Gordon) [9:29]
    3. Sad Eyes (A. Jones) [11:10]
    4. Flight of I (Ware) [8:11]
    5. Yesterdays (J. Kern/O. Harbach) [6:51]
    6. Infi-Rhythms # 1 (Ware) [17:43]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Marc Edwards (drums)

    {Primary Source: DIW-856}

    • 91.12.19 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Edwards / Knitting Factory, NYC [CODA #242 March 1992 p.28; Cadence Vol.17 no.12 December 1991 p.91]
    • 91.12.22 - Beaver Harris passes away in NYC...

    92.10.14
    92.10.15 • David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation

    DIW DIW-870 (CD) 1993 JPN

    October 14 & 15, 1992 / Sound On Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [3:42]
    2. East Broadway Rundown (Sonny Rollins) [9:39]
    3. Mystic March (Ware) [5:38]
    4. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [7:17]
    5. Third Ear Recitation (Ware) [4:41]
    6. Free Flow Dialogue (Ware) [3:16]
    7. Sentient Compassion (Ware) [6:45]
    8. The Chase (Ware) [9:11]
    9. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [8:56]
    Liner notes for this disc.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: DIW-870}

    92.10.24 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    October 24, 1994 / P.S. 122, New York City
    1. unknown titles [124:00]
    "DSW band with Whit Dickey played at P.S. 122 ca. 1992; I would say it was the summer of '92. WP was there, and Shipp." —Ben Young, 07.07.31

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous; WKCR Archive 07.07.31} Not in my collection.

    93.04.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    (Possible Radio Broadcast)

    April 30, 1993 / Ulrichberg, Germany
    1. unknown title [57:12]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You [10:25]
    3. unknown title [6:30]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jan Ström} Not in my collection.

    • 93.05.08 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey / Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01; from the book Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, The 20th Anniversary Album]
    • 93.06.18 - David S. Ware / "Experimental jazz with [Ware], Douglas Ewart, Matthew Shipp, Adegoke Steve Colson, J.D. Parran, and storyteller Richard 'Shake a Leg' Thomas." / Firewall Total Arts Festival, P.S. 122, New York City [New York Magazine June 21, 1993 p.93]

    93.06.29 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 29, 1993 / What Is Jazz? Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. untitled improvisation... Aquarian Sound [29:15]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You [8:15]
    3. Cococana... Infi-Rhythms #1 [19:40]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous} Not in my collection.

    94.00.00 • David S. Ware: In Motion [Documentary Film]

    Spellbound Films, 1994, Colour (35mm—shot on Super16mm, Dolby A stereo, English, 25 frames p/s, 1:1.66) Netherlands
    Première 94.12.11, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

    unknown dates, 1994 / "at the wheel," New York City
    Synopsis:
    "At the peak of his spectacular saxophone career, David S. Ware swapped his life in the spotlights for a job as a cab driver in New York. Sitting at the wheel, he explains why he renounced fame, but not music. The film makes the influence of the speeding traffic on Ware's music tangible. David S. Ware is a musician who sounds the truth."
    "Best Film 1996, 1st prize (of $3.000) at the 2nd Concorso Cortometraggioa JazzBlues, Roma, August 1996"
    David S. Ware

    "Ware wants people to know about a documentary film made about him last year by Dutch filmmaker Coco Schrijber, the 25 minute In Motion, which can be seen in Europe now. 'I have been lucky enough, come far enough, for someone to see fit to ask me questions about my life, my experiences. Most of the film was done with me driving a cab around Manhattan [his rent-paying job since 1981] at night time. The crew was in the cab with me, the cameraman, the soundman, the director. It's an encapsulation of your development in half an hour. It was something like a test.'"
    WIRE #133 March 1995 p.16, Full-page interview/article by Steve Holtje

    Director: Coco Schrijber
    Producer: J.B. Macrander
    Script: Coco Schrijber & Sander Snoep
    Director of Photography: Sander Snoep
    Sound: Jan Wouter Stam

    {Primary Source: web listing; Spellbound Films}

    94.02.03 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    February 3, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [121:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous} Not in my collection.

    94.04.12 • Rashied Ali Quintet [Audience Recording 105:00]

    April 12, 1994 / (The Cooler ?), New York City
     First Set
    1. unknown title [6:27]
     announcement [1:04]
    2. unknown title—announcement [48:01]
     Second Set
    3. unknown title [29:59]
     announcement [0:57]
    4. unknown title [22:44]
    unknown (bar) David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    unknown (piano)
    unknown (bass)
    Rashied Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous} Not in my collection.

    94.05.04
    94.05.05 • David S. Ware: Earthquation

    DIW DIW-892 (CD) 1994 JPN

    May 4 & 5, 1994 / Power Station, New York City
    1. Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood/Norman Gimbel) [7:32]
    2. Inverse Alchemy (Ware) [8:55]
    3. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [5:35]
    4. Ideational Blue (Ware) [8:26]
    5. Cococana (Ware) [11:32]
    6. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [4:45]
    7. Earthquation (Ware) [9:20]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: DIW-892}

    • 94.05.14 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey / Jazzclub Nickelsdorf, Austria [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01; Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, The 20th Anniversary Album —which mistakenly lists Marc Edwards on drums.]

    94.05.16 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 16, 1994 / Forum Beck, Munich, Germany
    1st Set:
    1. Aquarian Sound [31:50]
    2. Angel Eyes [14:50]
    3. Cococana [15:37]
     announcement [0:20]
    2nd Set:
    4. East Broadway Rundown [28:46]
    5. Tenderly [11:08]
    6. Earthquation [14:10]
     announcement [0:50]
    7. Canadian Sunset [7:30] (incomplete, cuts in)
    [127:00]
    Original reference lists Marc Edwards as the drummer and the date as 94.05.19. Edwards verified he was not on this session in correspondence to me. Further, Ware's European representative, Anne Dumas: "the drummer was (like in '93) Whit Dickey and not Marc Edwards. The day cannot be May 19, because on May 19, the quartet was performing at Théâtre Garonne, in Toulouse France."

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Jan Ström; Marc Edwards; Anne Dumas; session date from Heinrich Smejkal} NO TRADE !!!

    94.05.17 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 17, 1994 / Jazzclub Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    1. unknown title [32:02]
    2. unknown title [19:01]
    3. unknown title [5:48]
    4. Aquarian Sound [13:37]
    5. unknown title [31:53]
    6. Autumn Leaves [13:56]
    The Jazzclub Konstanz archive mistakenly lists Marc Edwards as the drummer. (See 94.05.16 above.)

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; jazzclub-konstanz.de/konzerte_89-00.html}

    94.05.19 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 19, 1994 / Theatre de la Garonne, Toulouse, France
    1. unknown titles [111:00]
    See 94.05.16

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous} Not in my collection.

    • 94.09.00 (1) - David S. Ware SOLO / Underground Fest, Chicago, IL [Glenn Good interview of DSW at www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/ware.david/interview.html]

    94.09.16 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    September 16, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [110:00]
    "There's [a Ware Quartet] September recording session scheduled for the Knitting Factory label..."
    —Steve Holtje

    Glenn Good of WNUR: I thought I heard something about something on Knitting Factory.
    DSW: Yeah, that almost happened. We were in the process, it didn't quite work out though.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous; Steve Holtje, WIRE #126 August 1994 p.16; www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/ware.david/interview.html} Not in my collection.

    • 94.09.00 (1) end of September - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey / San Francisco, CA / "A week earlier... gig(s) on the West Cooast..." [From an interview (94.10.07) and article in Down Beat January 1995 pp.35-37]
    • 94.09.00 (2) end of September - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey / ArtsCenter, Carrboro, North Carolina / Ware: "The people in San Francisco last week were so beautiful... And in North Carolina! [sits up, excitedly] ...man, I think that was the best gig my group ever played...&quot [Down Beat January 1995 pp.35-37; Venue and city from Shipp Interview afternoon of concert, in Signal to Noise WXYC March 1997]

    94.10.01 • David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo [Audience Recording]

    October 1, 1994 / Koncepts Cultural Gallerry presents... Laney College Theatre, Oakland, CA
    1. unknown titles [90:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)

    {Primary Source: Gordon Blewis 03.11.04; Cadence Vol.20 no.10 October 1994, p.21} Not in my collection.

    94.10.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    October 22, 1994 / Laura Wagman Hall, University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    1. unknown title [26:48]
    2. unknown title [20:42]
    3. Autumn Leaves [6:57]
    [54:27]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 10.10.26} Not in my collection.

    94.12.02 • David S. Ware Quartet: Cryptology

    Homestead Records HMS220-2 (CD) 1995

    December 2, 1994 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Cryptology:
     a) Solar Passage [6:42]
     b) Direction: Pleiades [9:04]
     c) Dinosauria [10:03]
     d) Cryptology / Theme Stream [14:19]
     e) Panoramic [10:45]
     f) The Liberator [10:44]
    "Shipp introduced Ware to Homestead's Steven Joerg, who convinced the label's owners to take a chance on avant jazz. The fruits of this new union included Ware's Cryptology, recorded in the mid-90s as the saxophonist struggled with a severe bout of flu." [WIRE #189 November 1999 p.38, from "Undercurrents 11: Generation Ecstasy" by Tom Roe]

    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: HMS220-2}

    • 95.02.28 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums) / 8:00 to 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine February 27, 1995 p.148]
    • 95.05.18-22 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada [CODA #263 September 1995 p.9; WIRE #137 July 1995 p.12, John Corbett review; www.fimav.qc.ca/archives/12efimav.html]

    95.06.24 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 24, 1995 / "What Is Jazz? Festival," Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [55:29]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 95.06.28-07.02 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / 10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [CODA #264 November 1995 p.6]
    • 95.00.00 / ("Summer 1995") - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Willisau, Switzerland (Possibly 95.09.02?) [ibid]

    95.07.04 (1) • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 4, 1995 / "showcase in a record shop," Lyon, France
    1. unknown titles [57:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 04.03.02} Not in my collection.

    95.07.04 (2) • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 4, 1995 / Vienne Jazz Festival, Theatre Municipale, Vienne, France
    1. unknown titles [56:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 04.03.02} Not in my collection.

    • 95.07.19 - David S. Ware ...Solo? (no personnel details) / The Cooler, New York City [New York Magazine July 17, 1995 p.87]

    95.08.26 • David S. Ware Quintet [Soundboard & Broadcast Recordings]

    August 26, 1995 / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria
     announcement [0:16]
    1. Oblations and Blessings (Ware) [34:29]
    2. East Broadway Rundown (Rollins) [17:44]
     announcement [0:57]
     German Radio Broadcast announcement [0:14]
    3. Infi-rhythms (Ware) [6:38]
     German Radio Broadcast announcement [0:29]
    [61:15]
    Tape listed as "2 tracks, 65:00."
    This was received with 4 tracks noted: 1, 2, and 2a as "untitled improvisations;" the 3rd as given (and an announcement confirms this.) Track 1 is in fact an early version of Oblations and Blessings (see 95.09.27); Tracks 2a [7:00] & 2b [18:00] were given as untitled improvisations parts 1 & 2, but inspection revealed that 2a was actually a truncated version of 2b. How do these things happen? Tracks 1 & 2 are Soundboard; track 3 is Broadcast. Regardless, this a very good quality tape of a blistering performance. —RL

    Also noted, "1 track, 7:00, stereo" / Broadcast Recording of track 3.

    David S. Ware, Charles Gayle (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    95.09.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience & Broadcast Recordings]

    Broadcast DRS Switzerland

    September 2, 1995 / Willisau Jazzfestival, Festhalle, Willisau, Switzerland
    Broadcast:
    1. unknown title [31:25] (incomplete)
    2. Angel Eyes [12:49]
    3. Cococana [10:10]
    4. Infi-Rhythms #1 [11:42]
    [66:10]
    Audience:
    1. unknown title [27:13]
    2. unknown title [7:06]
    3. unknown title [5:23]
    4. unknown title [7:12]
    5. unknown title [19:06]
    6. unknown title [4:50]
    7. unknown title [7:06]
    [77:58]
    "The first track is missing the beginning; apparently, the broadcast picked it up a little late, as the DJ is introducing the show when the tape begins, in media res. It's one of those frenzied, near-theme-less pieces, and without the very beginning, I can't say what it is. (It might be "Oblations & Blessings," given the date.) Note also that "Angel Eyes" begins immediately after a Parker bass solo; it's possible that all the preceding material is part of "Eyes," but I don't think so: Ware states the theme, then the band takes solos, then Ware closes it out, indicating to me at least that we're hearing the whole piece..." —James Lindbloom.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; James Lindbloom}

    95.09.27
    95.09.28 • David S. Ware Quartet: Oblations and Blessings

    Silkheart Records SHCD-145 (CD) 1996 SWD

    September 27 & 28, 1995 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Oblations and Blessings [17:05]
    2. Riff Unknown [10:53]
    3. Of Shambala [11:05]
    4. Fire Within [11:07]
    5. Manu's Ideal [10:13]
    6. Serpents and Visions [8:37]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: SHCD-145}

    95.09.29 • David S. Ware: DAO

    Homestead Records HMS230-2 (CD) 1996

    September 29, 1995 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Interdao [6:22]
    2. Motif Dao [9:38]
    3. Rhythm Dao [7:00]
    4. Dao Above Sky [7:36]
    5. Dao Forms [18:16]
    6. Dao Feel [8:28]
    7. Dao [15:20]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: HMS230-2}

    95.10.07 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    French Radio Broadcast

    October 7, 1995 / Nancy, France
    This session date is incorrect. See 95.10.17

    • 95.10.14 - Possible cancelled date / David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / 8:00pm, Cleo Parker Robinson's New Dance Theatre, Denver, CO [Westword October 11 1995, p.1; Cadence Vol.21 no.5 May 1995 p.108; Cadence Vol. 21 no. 10 October 1995, p.123]

    95.10.17 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]
    French Radio Broadcast

    October 17, 1995 / Nancy, France
    1. Cococana [26:13] (broadcast voice-over in at 25:48)
    "There were some confusions about this Ware concert. This is the only (almost) complete tune from [Nancy]..." —H. Smejkal

    The following may be additional tracks from this session.
    1. unknown title [11:42]
     French radio announcement [1:22]
    2. unknown title [14:38]
    3. unknown title [6:07]
     radio announcement [0:26]
    This session is also circulating with an incorrect date of 96.10.07. Possibly, or probably, a broadcast date. —RL

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal; James Lindbloom}

    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / La Tour Rose, Lyon, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Le Duc des Lombards, Paris, France [ibid]
    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Tourcoing jazz festival, Tourcoing, France [ibid]

    96.01.00 • David S. Ware Solo [Audience Video]

    January, 1996 / The Kitchen, New York City
    1. improvisations [60:00]
    Most of this performance is done as a live soundtrack to "TOAK," a 16-minute B&W Film, ©1995 by Ariane Lopez-Huici, wife of artist Alain Kirili, whose sculpture/installation "Masque" adorns the stage. ALAIN KIRILI Célébrations lists two Ware performances with the film—the first one is solo, listed as "1996," and the second is Ware and Mino Cinelu from 97.01.08, also at The Kitchen. This book's bibliography also has two articles listed on Lopez-Huici: Linda Yablonsky in TimeOut New York, January 17-24, 1996 p.28, and Roberta Smith in The New York Times, February, 1996; all of which leads me to believe this performance took place in January. Confirmation or corrections welcome. —RL

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice)

    {Primary Source: DVD; James Lindbloom; info from ALAIN KIRILI Célébrations, Christian Bourgois Éditeur, ©1997, France}

    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / de Werf Brugge, Belgium [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Paradox Tilburg, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Popular Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 96.01.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Unterfahrt München, Germany [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Moods Zürich, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Sauschdall Ulm, Germany [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / KFZ Marburg, Germany [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware / Alphabet City, NYC [Kirili]

    96.02.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    February 2, 1996 / New Morning, Paris France
    1. unknown titles [204:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Whit Dickey (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous; Anne Dumas 03.07.10} Not in my collection.

    • 96.02.07 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Café du Soleil, Saignelégier, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Luchtbal Antwerpen, Belgium [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / l'Entrepôt, Mulhouse, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Pannonica Nantes, Nancy, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / le petit faucheux, Tours, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Théâtre Bacchus, Besançon, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / AJMI, Avignon, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Conservatoire Perpignan, Perpignan, France [ibid]
    • 96.03.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / Alvin's, Detroit, MI [Cadence Vol.22 no.6 June 1996 p.30]
    • 96.03.22 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL [tisue.net/chicagonow/old1996.html]

    96.03.23 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    March 23, 1996 / Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA
    1. unknown title [30:41]
    2. unknown title [11:11]
    3. Tenderly [18:18]
    4. unknown title [9:18]
    5. The Liberator [14:58]
     announcement [0:57]
    6. Manu's Ideal [6:18]
    [93:06]
    Also noted, Recording circulating with "Manu's Ideal" incomplete at 1:10, total time 88:00.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; incomplete Tape; Rick and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in attendance}

    96.03.28 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    March 28, 1996 / A Vaulx Jazz Festival, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France
    1. unknown title [37:01]
    2. Autumn Leaves [19:24]
    3. unknown title [13:12]
    4. unknown title [06:04]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Sunny Murray (drums)

    {Primary Source: Anonymous 04.03.02; Anne Dumas 03.07.10} Not in my collection.

    96.05.02
    96.05.03 • David S. Ware Quartet: Godspelized

    DIW DIW-916 (CD) 1997 JPN

    May 2 & 3, 1996 / Sound on Sound, New York City
    1. Godspelized (Ware) [15:44]
    2. Wisdomsphere (Ware) [7:55]
    3. Inner Temple (Ware) [6:40]
    4. Wisdom Through Time (Ware) [7:54]
    5. The Stargazers (Sun Ra) [12:26]
    6. Eternal Forces of Brahm (Ware) [11:44]
    7. Godspelized (Ware) [4:20]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: DIW-916}

    • 96.06.07 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / The first Vision Festival (Vision for the 21st Century Arts Festival, 9:30pm, Learning Alliance, 324 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, New York City [Scott Currie 06.07.10; Peter Watrous, New York Times 88.06.10]

    96.06.19 • Various Artists (David S. Ware Quartet): Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1996

    Knitting Factory Works KFW 195 (CD) 1996
    • Various Artists: The Heineken Jazz Groove 1996
      Knitting Factory Works KFW 195-P (CD) 1996 (Liner marking); CD marking is KFW 198-P / Promo only
    June 19, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. In This Love [8:14]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Composition)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: KFW 195}

    • 96.06.29 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Dickey / 10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival (95.06.23-07.02), Toronto, Ontario, Canada [CODA #264 November 1995 p.6; Cadence Vol.22 no.7 July 1996 p.2]

    96.06.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience & Soundboard Recording]

    June 30, 1996 / Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
     announcement [2:27]
    1. Earthquation (Ware) [36:49]
    2. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [23:48]
    3. The Liberator (Ware) [7:03]
    4. encore / Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [6:50]
    [76:58]
    Soundboard is circulating (without encore) at 70:08.

    Contains a lengthy introduction that pegs this as the "late show" of the evening, and plenty of well-deserved applause between tracks. —RL

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    96.07.19 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 19, 1996 / 16th Annual Ottawa Jazz Festival, National Arts Centre Cabaret, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    1. unknown title [28:43]
    2. unknown title [19:04] (split track at 17:27)
    3. unknown title [19:14]
    4. unknown title [14:26]
    [81:29]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: Torrent site info; Cadence Vol.22 no.7 July 1996 pp.124-5} Not in my collection.

    • 96.08.23 - David S. Ware Quartet: David S. Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Susie Ibarra (drums) / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine August 26, 1996 p.141]

    96.10.26 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    October 26, 1996 / unknown venue, Minneapolis, MN
    1. Aquarian Sand [35:30]
    2. Window Through Time [14:43]
    3. The Way We Were [19:11]
    4. Logistic [14:58]
    5. unknown title [9:35]
    6. Lexicon [4:25]
    [93:57]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: Ronald E. Lyles 11.07.07} Not in my collection.

    • 96.11.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Susie Ibarra / New York is Now Festival, Hot Brass, Paris / "2 evenings (with the new drummer of the quartet: Susie Ibarra)" [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    96.12.02
    96.12.03 • David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty

    AUM Fidelity AUM001 (CD) 1997

    December 2 & 3, 1996 / Sound on Sound, New York City
    1. Acclimation [12:45]
    2. Antidromic [7:47]
    3. Utopic [15:34]
    4. Alignment [7:16]
    5. Sunbows Rainsets Blue [7:41]
    6. Continuum [11:34]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM001} Wisdom of Uncertainty at the AUMFidelity website.

    • 97.01.08 - David S. Ware, Mino Cinelu, Ariane Lopez-Huici / The Kitchen, NYC [Kirili]
      New York Magazine January 20, 1997 p.92 has 97.01.18

    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Vernouillet festival, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Metz les Trinitaires, France [ibid]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Banlieues Bleues festival, France [ibid]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Mainz Akut festival, Germany [ibid]
    • 97.04.30 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Susie Ibarra (drums) / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine May 5, 1997 p.115]
    • 97.05.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Amiens festival Musiques de jazz et d'ailleurs, France [ibid]

    97.05.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR Archival Recording]

    • Various Artists: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled
      AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane; William Parker & the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai; Other Dimensions in Music; Mark Dresser Quartet; Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; and Butch Morris Conduction.]
    May 30, 1997 / Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    1. unknown title [30:00]
    2. unknown title [30:00]
    Vision One - Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has an excerpt titled "Lockup '97" [8:20]

    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Composition)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM007/8; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}

    97.06.21 • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM (LIVE) Broadcast

    June 21, 1997 / 10:00pm, Knitting Factory, New York City
     announcement [1:05]
    1. unknown title [21:28] (some copies have a creeping blur of white noise doing a tiring crescendo through the length of this track)
    2. unknown title (Ware) [7:11]
    3. unknown title (Ware) [15:02]
     announcement [2:21]
    4. encore [4:29]
     announcement [0:29]
    [52:32]
    Also circulating with 97.06.26 as the incorrect date.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Date correcton from Bob Yeager, and Jazz Fest program}

    ERROR LISTING!

    97.06.26 • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM (LIVE) Broadcast

    June 26, 1997 / See June 21, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City


    97.08.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]

    August 22, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City "live on the internet"

    This recording is circulating mis-dated as 97.08.21; listed on the 21st in New York Magazine August 18 p. 78, and August 25 p.178.
    1. unknown titles [79:57]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; posting to Zorn-list 97.08.21; Date from Ben Ratliff, New York Times 97.08.15 p.C1}

    • 97.09.04 - The David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / 9:00pm, Cat's Cradle, (in Carrboro) Chapel Hill, NC [AUMFidelity posting to Zorn-list 97.08.21]
    • 97.09.05 - The David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / 9:00pm, Washington Ethical Society (7750 16 St NW), Washington, DC / "This performance is the group's debut in our Capitol (will be version of earth atone shake down)." [AUMFidelity posting to Zorn-list 97.08.21]

    97.10.26 • David S. Ware: Live in the Netherlands

    Splasc(H) Records CDH 825.2 (CD) 2001

    October 26, 1997 / Zuid-Nederlands Jazz Festival 1997, De Effenaar, Endhoven, Nederlands
    1. 4th Dimensional [9:24]
    2. 5th Dimensional [4:33]
    3. 6th Dimensional [10:11]
    4. 7th Dimensional [14:59]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)

    {Primary Source: CDH 825.2}

    • 97.11.00 - David S. Ware: SOLO / Eindhoven festival, Netherlands [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    97.12.11
    97.12.12 • David S. Ware: Go See the World

    Sony / Columbia Records CK 69138 (CD) 1998
    • Various Artists: Jazziz On Disc * Jazziz Magazine, JZD1098 October 1998 (Magazine & CD) 1998
    December 11 &Amp; 12, 1997 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [6:04] *
    2. Lexicon (Ware) [10:22]
    3. Logistic (Ware) [9:51]
    4. The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch / Alan & Marilyn Bergman) [14:34]
    5. Quadrahex (Ware) [4:42]
    6. Estheticmetric (Ware) [11:30]
    7. Rapturelodic (Ware) [10:38]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    Liner notes for this disc at the Sony/Columbia website.

    {Primary Source: CK 69138; JZD1098}

    • 98.05.00 - David S. Ware: SOLO concert + masterclass / Université Paris VII, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 98.05.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Le Mans Europa Jazz Festival, France [ibid]

    98.05.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR Archival Recording]

    May 22, 1998 / Third Annual Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. unknown title [32:50]
    2. unknown title [5:50]
     (with spoken Intros & Outros by Roy Campbell)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vison Fest Program}

    • 98.06.05-07 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Kerava Jazz Festival Helsinki, Finland [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Cadence Vol. 24 no. 5, May 1998 p.141]
    • 98.06.13 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Knitting Factory, NYC ["CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; All Jazz, All June," Ben Ratliff, New York Times 98.05.29]
    • 98.07.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / La Villette Jazz Festival, Paris, France [ibid]
    • 98.09.23 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Emmanuelle Church, Boston, MA
    • 98.09.26 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Duke Institute of the Arts, Durham, NC
    • 98.09.27 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / USC School of Musical Recital, Columbia, SC
    • 98.09.28 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / First Existential Church, Atlanta, GA
    • 98.10.01 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Cicero's, St Louis, MO
    • 98.10.02 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
    • 98.10.03 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Ford Community College, Detroit, MI
    • 98.10.05 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    • 98.10.11 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Two sets, 9 & 11, fez under Time Cafe, NYC

    98.10.24 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    October 24, 1998 / Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [35:30]
    2. Wisdom Through Time (Ware) [14:43]
    3. The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman) [19:11]
    4. Logistic (Ware) [14:58]
    5. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [9:35]
    6. Lexicon (Ware) [4:25]
    [98:23]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R}

    98.10.28 • David S. Ware [Broadcast Recording]
    WKCR-FM

    October 28, 1998 / WKCR-FM, New York City
    1. Extensive live interview segments with Ware choosing musical selections, etc. [179:29]
    David S. Ware (showing and telling)

    {Primary Source: 3CD-R}

    • 98.12.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra / Rote Fabrick, Zürich, Switzerland [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 98.12.08 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / New Morning, Paris, France [ibid]

    98.12.11 • David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World

    Thirsty Ear THI 57153.2 (3CD) 2005

    1st Session: [See also 03.03.27 & 03.06.22]
    Also:
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
      Produced by RSI Radio Svizzera Internationale (Lugano) / Broadcast 98.12.28
      European Digital Radio (ADR - Astra Digital Radio)
    December 11, 1998 / Cinema Teatro, Chiasso, Switzerland
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [31:89]
    2. Logistic [18:42]
    3. The Way We Were (Hamlisch) [17:43]
    4. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [9:05]
    5. Lexicon (Ware) [3:59]
    6. The Stargazer (Ware) [14:36]
    Broadcast Recording:
    1. Lexicon (Ware) [3:36]
    2. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [31:25]
    3. The Stargazers (Sun Ra) [14:34]
    4. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [2:53] (incomplete, includes band intro)
    Broadcast Recording includes an interview [7:25] of David S. Ware by Jez Nelson from early 1999 done for BBC Radio 3. (99.09.18)

    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Arrangement)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Susie Ibarra (drums)

    {Primary Source: THI 57153.2; Anne Dumas; Siegfried Otto; Holger Neuhaus}

    98.12.28

    See 98.12.11

    • 98.12.00 - ??? David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Nantes (France)
    • 99.01.00 - ??? David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Susie Ibarra / Nantes (France)
    • 99.02.06 - David S. Ware Quintet: Shipp, Parker, Ibarra, "with Roscoe Mitchell on soprano" / 7:45 pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; WIRE #179 January 1999 p.11 (box ad), p.77; Dick Bowman 04.12.09]

    99.02.27 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    February 27, 1999, 20:30 / Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City (Double-bill with Sonic Youth)

    Also noted as 99.02.28—confirmation welcome!
    1. Aquarian Sound [21:23]
    2. Lexicon [11:22]
    3. The Way We Were [12:10]
    4. Mikuro's Blues [5:49]
    [51:04]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (d)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 99.03.13 - David Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / 20:30, Nouveau Theatre Le Chabada, 56 bd du Doyenn, Angers, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 99.03.15 - David Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / 20:30, Le Site, CE Renault, 20 rue du Spoutnik, Le Mans, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 99.03.17 - David Ware Quartet: Ware (stritch, tenor sax), Shipp, Parker, Brown / Hommage to Roland Kirk, 20:30, Theatre Gérard Philippe, 59 bd Jules Guesd, Saint-Denis, (near Paris), a Banlieues Bleues concert [ibid]

    99.03.20 • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]

    March 20, 1999 / Stadtsaal, Stadtplatz, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Burghausen (Allemagne), Austria
     announcement [0:17]
  • unknown title [24:04] (incomplete, fades in at beginning, fades out at end as new composition begins)
  •  announcement [0:28]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    99.03.25 • David S. Ware Quartet [Private Mini-disc]

    March 25, 1999, 22:00 / Nîmes Jazz Festival, L'Odeon, 7 rue Pierre Sémard, Nimes, France
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [32:21]
    2. Logistic (Ware) [18:01]
    3. The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman) [24:20] (incomplete)
    4. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [7:19]
    5. Manu's Ideal (Ware) [5:30]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    • 99.03.26 - David Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Theatre de Grenoble, 4 rue Hector Berlioz, Grenoble, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    99.03.31 • David S. Ware Quartet: Balladware

    Thirsty Ear Blue Series 57132 (CD) 2006
    • Various Artists: The Blue Series Sampler : The 30th Year (track 4)
      Thirsty Ear Records (no issue # ? ) The Blue Series (CD) 2006
      [This compilation also contains tracks from William Parker Violin Trio; Beans; Scotty Hard; Sex Mob; Nils Peter Molvaer; Meat Beat Manifesto; Carl Hancock Rux; Eri Yamamoto; Craig Taborn; DJ Spooky and Dave Lombardo; Groundtruther; Mike Ladd; The Yohimbe Brothers; and 30 Spokes]
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
      Broadcast 99.09.18; repeat broadcast 00.09.09; repeat abridged 06.02.03, 23:30-1:00 / "Jazz on 3," BBC Radio 3, London, England
    March 31, 1999 / Avatar Studio, New York City

    "...they scheduled a recording session the day after they came back to the States. But the fickle finger of fate wagged at them, for they were all exhausted, effectively wiping out a high energy performance. So after a few futile attempts to record, the DSW Quartet came to a realization that the only way to match their energy level was in a ballad mode which caught everyone by surprise."
    1. Sentient Compassion (Ware) [8:25]
    2. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [9:14]
    3. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [15:30]
    4. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern/O. Harbach) [12:23]
    5. Dao Feel (Ware) [10:52]
    6. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [7:54]
    7. Godspelized (Ware) [8:30]
    [72:44]
    Broadcast Recording opens with a BBC Introduction, and has a David S. Ware Interview by Jez Nelson [7:34] between tracks 3 and 4.

    Broadcast dated 06.02.03 has tracks 1, 6, 4, and 7 in that order.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; session venue and date via Anne Dumas, with a little help on the correct session date from Giovanni Corda and Giorgio Mortarino 07.01.06; WIRE #197 July 2000 p.81; www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3/pip/93tzz/; web sources}

    • 99.05.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Guillermo E. Brown (drums) Shipp, Parker / Fourth Annual Vision Festival, 10:00pm, St. Nicholas of Myra Church, NYC [Vision Fest 1999 Program; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31]

    99.06.11 • David S. Ware Quintet [Audience Recording]

    June 11, 1999 / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
     announcement [0:34]
    1. unknown title [22:04]
    2. unknown title [20:19]
    3. unknown title [16:22]
    4. Mikuro's Blues [6:48]
    [66:11]
    This recording is circulating mis-dated 99.06.10.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Alex Lodico (trombone)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Douglas Wolk, "Jazz and Then Some" Village Voice Tuesday, 99.06.15}

    99.08.29 • David S. Ware Quartet [Soundboard Recording]

    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
      Broadcast from ORF, Austria
    August 29, 1999 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria
    Soundboard Recording:
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [24:10]
    2. Lexicon [17:30]
    3. The Way We Were [12:35]
    4. Wisdom Through Time [6:30]
    5. Manu's Ideal [5:27]
    6. Mikuro's Blues [5:38]
    [75:46]
    Broadcast Recording:
     radio announcement [0:40]
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [24:10]
     radio announcement [0:16]
    2. Manu's Ideal [5:27]
    3. Mikuro's Blues [5:38]
     radio announcement [0:13]
    [37:23]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R, both versions; James Lindbloom; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    99.09.15 • Various Artists: Knitting on the Roof, Modern Interpretations of the Classic Musical "Fiddler on the Roof"

    Knitting Factory Records KFW-260 (CD) 1999

    [This disc also contains selections by the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars; The Residents; Magnetic Fields; Uri Caine; Naftule's Dream; Dr. Eugene Chadbourne; Negativland; Jill Sobule; Hasidic New Wave; Come; Elliot Sharp; and Paradox Trio]

    September 15, 1999 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Far From the Home I Love (Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick) [3:02]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)

    {Primary Source: KFW-260}

    99.09.18

    Broadcast date, See 99.03.31

    99.10.00 • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo [Broadcast Video Recording]

    Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)

    1st Session: [See 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09.]

    Early October, 1999 / Rehearsal sessions, New York City
    • Rehearsals, interviews, footage of New York City [24:00] (beginning of film)
    This 53 minute documentary contains interviews w/ David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown; Cooper-Moore, Thurston Moore, Joseph de Paul, Jim Anderson, Michael Brecker and appearances by Anne Dumas and Branford Marsalis. This footage of New York City, the rehearsals, and interviews take up the first 24:00; The remainder is studio recording time from the Surrendered sessions, and tour and concert footage from London, Strasbourg, Bruxelles, and Poitiers.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: Video; Circeto website}

    99.10.20
    99.10.21 • David S. Ware: Surrendered

    Sony / Columbia Records CK 63816 (CD) 2000
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo
      Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)
      2nd Session: [See 99.10.00; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09.]
      ["...studio recording time from the Surrendered sessions..."]
    October 20 & 21, 1999 / Avatar Studios, New York City
    1. Peace Celestial (Ware) [8:28]
    2. Sweet Georgia Bright (Charles Lloyd) [5:15]
    3. Theme of Ages (Ware) [7:44]
    4. Surrendered (Ware) [7:58]
    5. Glorified Calypso (Ware) [6:02]
    6. African Drums (Beaver Harris) [16:53]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CK 63816; Video; Circeto website}

    99.11.05 • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo

    Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)

    3rd Session: [See 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.06; 99.11.09.]

    November 5, 1999 / Jazz d'Or Festival at Centre Culturel Strasbourg-Neudorf, Strasbourg, France

    This documentary contains interviews... rehearsals, footage of New York City... studio recording time from the Surrendered sessions, and tour and concert footage from London, Strasbourg, Bruxelles, and Poitiers.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: Video; Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Circeto website}

    99.11.06 • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo

    Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)

    4th Session: [See 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.09.]

    November 6, 1999 / Societe Philharmonique de Bruxelles, Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles, Belgium

    This documentary contains interviews... rehearsals, footage of New York City... studio recording time from the Surrendered sessions, and tour and concert footage from London, Strasbourg, Bruxelles, and Poitiers.

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: Video; Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Circeto website}

    99.11.09 • Muzzik Presents Jazz: David S. Ware Quartet In Concert [Broadcast Video & Radio Broadcast Recording]

    Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)

    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo
      Television Broadcast, Circeto Film Productions, in coproduction with MCM Classique Jazz-MUZZIK (2000)
      5th Session: [See 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06.]
      [This documentary contains interviews... rehearsals, footage of New York City... studio recording time from the Surrendered sessions, and tour and concert footage from London, Strasbourg, Bruxelles, and Poitiers.]
    November 9, 1999 / Théatre de la Ville, Scène Nationale Poitiers, Paris, France
    Broadcast Video:
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [26:06]
    2. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [16:33]
     announcement by D.S. Ware [0:35]
    3. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [8:24]
    4. encore: Manu's Ideal (Ware) [7:12]
    According to the CIRCETO website, there is an extended 90 minute version of this concert broadcast which adds LOGISTICS preceding Angel Eyes, and LEXICON preceding Mikuro's Blues. —RL

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Video; Circeto website; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    • 99.11.11 - David Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Horizons Culture at Marche Couvert, Lavellanet, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    • 00.02.03 - David S. Ware / class in Jazzchool, IMPROVISATION: A KEY TO LIFE is the lesson plan. 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST, webcast LIVE on www.jazzchool.com, Main Room at the Knitting Factory, NYC [Knitting Factory Knotes, Jan/Feb 2000]
    • 00.03.03 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / 9:00pm to 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
    • 00.04.10 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Grande Auditório do Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Nuno Martins 03.11.17]
    • 00.05.06 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival (Washington, DC), The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA (double-bill with Sun Ra Arkestra) [Cadence Vol.26 no.5 May 2000, p.142]

    00.05.14 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 14, 2000 / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, Annenberg Plaza, Annenberg Theatre Complex, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    (This was a free outdoor concert w/ Sex Mob, Flying Neutrinos, and Groove Collective)
    1. Theme of Ages (Ware) [18:56]
    2. Antidromic (Ware) [16:05]
    3. Surrendered (Ware) [12:01]
    [47:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Jeff Zeitz; Cadence Vol.26 no.5 May 2000, p.140}

    • 00.05.20 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, 1:00pm & 3:30pm, Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA (Saturday Afternoon Double Bill with Dave Douglas Sextet) [Cadence Vol.26 no.5 May 2000, p.140]
    • 00.05.25 - David S. Ware Solo / Fifth Annual Vision Fest, St. Mark's Place, New Age Cafe, NYC [Vision Fest 2000 Program]
    • 00.05.27 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / 6:00pm, Piedmont Park, (Free Outdoor Concert, Atlanta Jazz Festival) Atlanta, GA [Cadence Vol.26 no.4 p.141]

    00.06.04 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 4, 2000 / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival 2000, Columbia University, New York City

    Staged in front of Butler Library and broadcast live by WKCR-FM.
     Introduction [1:59]
    1. Theme Of Ages [18:51]
    2. unknown title [11:48]
    3. African Drums [14:52]
    4. Surrendered [3:49]
    [51:24]
    "...an outdoor concert on the beautifully symmetrical, acoustically reasonable south lawn of the Columbia University campus, headlined by Max Roach and Cecil Taylor, that went a long way toward redefining what such events can achieve ... performing to a few thousand young people in the open air presented a challenge, and [the David S. Ware Quartet] rose to it." —The New York Times Music Critic Ben Ratliff, 00.06.06

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; James Lindbloom 03.11.24; www.columbia.edu/cu/pr/00/06/jazzPic.html; www.columbia.edu//cu/news/00/05/jazzconcert.html—Concert schedule}

    • 00.06.30 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Belfort Théâtre Granit, Maison du peuple, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 00.07.01 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Trabendo, Paris, France [ibid]
    • 00.07.02 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / La Villette Jazz Festival, Paris, France [ibid]

    00.07.14 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 14, 2000 / North Sea Jazz Festival, Congress Centre, The Hague, Den Haag, Netherlands
    1. Theme Of Ages [26:24] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    2. unknown title [18:41] (split track at 18:27)
    3. Yesterdays [11:46]
    4. African Drums [16:19] (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    [74:35]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)



    The David S. Ware Quartet at the North Sea Jazz Festival,
    Congress Centre, The Hague, in Den Haag, Netherlands
    Photo by Andy Wilson, reproduced with permission.


    {Primary Source: CD-R; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    • 00.08.13-20 - David S. Ware Quartet / Eddie Moore Jazz Festival, Yoshi's, Oakland, CA [Jazz in Flight Winter 2000; www.jazzinflight.org
    • 00.08.26 - David S. Ware and Andrew Cyrille / 9:30pm, Old Office, Knitting Factory, NYC

    00.11.09 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    November 9, 2000 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    (Played 2 sets) Early show only:
    1. Surrendered (Ware) [19:28]
    2. Lexicon (Ware) [18:38]
    3. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [16:11]
    4. unknown title [9:47]
    5. unknown title [12:15]
    [79:42]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, synthesizer-4)
    Matthew Shipp (piano, synthesizer-5)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 00.11.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Barcelona, Spain [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    00.11.15 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    November 15, 2000 / Seville International Jazz Festival, Teatro Central, Sevilla, Spain
    1. Surrendered (Ware) [17:05]
    2. Lexicon (Ware) [14:06]
    3. Autumn Leaves (Matt Dennis) [15:40]
    4. Bliss Theme (Ware) [14:45]
    5. Theme of Ages (Ware) [11:42] (incomplete)
    [75:04]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    01.02.26
    01.02.27 • David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels

    AUM Fidelity AUM019 (CD) 2001

    February 26 & 27, 2001 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
     1. untitled (Ware) [1:20]
     2. Straight Track (Ware) [10:02]
     3. Jazz Fi-Sci (Ware) [4:22]
     4. Superimposed (Ware) [5:58]
     5. Sound-a-Bye (Ware) [3:08]
     6. untitled (Ware) [0:37]
     7. Corridors & Parallels (Ware / Shipp) [8:59]
     8. Somewhere (Ware) [3:11]
     9. Spaces Embraces (Ware) [3:17]
    10. Mother May You Rest in Bliss (Ware) [6:07]
    11. untitled (Ware) [1:48]
    All About Jazz Direct with Artists / Discussion Board activity:
    Clifton's question: 1) With Ware on "Corridors And Parallels" (excellent CD) how much of the programming by you and Guillermo was done in real time as the musicians played? How much, before or after the session? (and further to Matthew's reply:) On Corriders and Parallels most of the settings where chosen by Ware- its his synth- he went out and bought it before the session.
    Steven Joerg (producer): "...ALL of the music was recorded live in the studio; as you hear it on the album. Which makes it, I think, all the more remarkable. A lot of William Parker's gorgeous arco bass work on this album—wow; yeah. All of the synth settings were chosen by David prior to the session, though there were some breaks where Matt was fiddling with different settings, and he might well have played something in like, 'bank E:16'..., that David dug and we went with it for a piece. The chimes, shells, and gong you hear are real instruments, and were all sounded by Guillermo.
    'Jazz Fi-Sci' is an Acoustic Jazz Trio vs. Synth piece (think about the final scene in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'; Francois Truffaut's character playing the synth being the equivalent of the Acoustic Jazz Trio, and the Alien's music being the Synth—yeah). 'Sumperimposed' is a 'trio' with synth-generated rythym track, and Matt playing the additional percussion and whistles via the synth keys..."

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (synth)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM019} Corridors & Parallels at AUMFidelity.

    • 01.04.27 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Radio Svizera, Rete Due Concerti Aula Magna, Lugano, Switzerland [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 01.04.29 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Kleks Festival, Kempten, Germany [ibid]

    01.05.01 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 1, 2001 / Porgy & Bess, Wien, Austria
    1. Surrendered [23:10] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    2. Lexicon [20:52]
    3. Angel Eyes [13:54]
    4. Bliss Theme [7:12]
    5. Mikuro's Blues [6:58]
    6. Jazz Sci-Fi (?) (encore) [5:46]
    [84:49]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    • 01.05.00 (1) - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Teatro Principal, Puerto Real, Spain [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 01.05.00 (2) - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Universidad de Valencia, Spain [ibid]
    • 01.05.02 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Cadiz Jazz Festival, Cadiz, Spain
    • 01.05.03 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Madrid Jazz Festival, Collegio San Juan Evangelista, Madrid, Spain

    01.05.04 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 4, 2001 / Teatro del Centro Cultural del Matadero, Huesca, Spain

    Also have this session mis-dated at 01.05.05, from a pre-tour announcement
    1. Aquarian Dream (Ware) [31:48]
    2. Lexicon (Ware) [22:57]
    3. Manu's Ideal (Ware) [11:49]
    4. Bliss Theme (Ware) [5:27]
    5. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [7:06]
    [79:07]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    01.05.24 • David S. Ware & Rashid Ali Duo [Audience Recording]

    May 24, 2001 / Sixth Annual Vision Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. improvisation [19:28]
    2. improvisation [13:13]
    3. improvisation [5:38]
    [38:21]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Rashid Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    01.06.08 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 8, 2001, 7:30pm / Sixth Annual Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    1. unknown title [14:12]
    2. unknown title [18:57]
    3. unknown title [7:41]
    4. unknown title [12:00]
     announcement [0:54]
    [55:15]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (synth)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 01.06.30 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Krizanke Open Air Theater, Ljulbljana, Slovenia [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 01.07.04 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Jazz by the Sea, Fano, Italy [ibid]
    • 01.07.06 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / JAZZ BY THE SEA, Fano Jazzin'n Club, Corte Malatestiana, Fano, Marche, Italy [ibid]

    01.07.08 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 8, 2001 / Along Came Jazz, Piazza Trento, Tivoli, Italy
     announcement [0:31]
    1. Surrendered [24:17]
    2. Lexicon [19:30]
    3. Angel Eyes [19:49]
    4. Bliss Theme [5:56]
    5. Mikuro's Blues [6:02]
    [79:08]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    01.07.12 • David S. Ware Interview [Broadcast Recording]

    July 12, 2001 / WKCR-FM, New York City
    1. Interview, music selections [89:47]
    David S. Ware (speaking)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R}

    • 01.07.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Blue Note, NYC
    • 01.07.25 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Blue Note, NYC

    01.08.09 • DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same

    Thirsty Ear Recordings (The Blue Series) THI 57140.2 (CD) 2003
    • Various Artists: The Blue Series Sampler / The Shape of Jazz to Come
      Thirsty Ear Recordings THI 57138.2 (CD) 2003
      [This compilation also contains performances by Antipop Consortium; DJ Spooky; William Parker Violin Trio; Kidd Jordan & Fred Anderson Quartet; Matthew Shipp; Blue Series Continuum; David S. Ware String Ensemble 03.04.28 and 03.06.13; El-P; Tim Berne; and Spring Heel Jack.]
    August 9, 2001 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Out of the Blue [4:41]
    Keef Destefano (samples)
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Peter Gordon (acoustic & electric flute)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: THI 57140.2; THI 57138.2; session date and DJ Wally info via FLAM 03.11.06}

    • 01.08.13 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
    • 01.08.14 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Eddie Moore Jazz Festival at Yoshi's, Oakland, CA [Cadence Vol.27 no.8 August 2001, p.137]
    • 01.08.16 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR

    01.08.17 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    August 17, 2001 / Earshot Festival, Nippon Kan Theatre, Seattle, WA
    1. Surrendered [21:12]
    1. Lexicon [18:00]
    3. Manu's Ideal [13:04]
    4. The Stargazers [26:04]
    5. Bliss Theme [8:17]
     announcement [1:35]
    6. Mikuro's Blues [7:28]
    [95:41]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Cadence Vol.27 no.8 August 2001, p.139}


      David S. Ware Quartet European Tour, March 19-26 [AUMFidelity mailing; Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 02.03.19 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Festival de Jazz Terrassa, 22:00, Nova Cava Jazz, Terrassa, Catalunya, Spain [Roger Roca, "David S. Ware, Accurate and Free-Spirited Music" El Periódico de Catalonia, March 23, 2002; www.tomajazz.com/clubdejazz/conciertos/david_s_ware.htm]
    • 02.03.20 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Festival Banlieues Bleues, 8:30pm, Centre Culturel Jean Houdremont, La Courneuve, France
    • 02.03.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / 8:30pm, Centre Culturel Charlie Chaplin, Vaulx En Velin, France
    • 02.03.23 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Vossajazz, Fragtgodsen, Voss, Norway
    • 02.03.25 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Teatro Antonianum, Padova, Italy

    02.03.26 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    March 26, 2002, 9:30pm / Cap Creus, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    1. unknown titles [88:00]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: JPaolo (p.z@tiscali.it) 10.03.17} Not in my collection.

    • 02.04.11 - David S. Ware Quartet: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco / "SFJAZZ presents 'Freedom Suite' Reimagined... Sonny Rollins' 1958 Freedom Suite was a powerful call for racial and cultural justice on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, at a time when talk of justice is once again so prominent in American life, another dominant tenor saxophone voice, David S. Ware—a friend and protégé of Rollins' since the mid-'60s—comes to SF to perform an updated version of Rollins' great work, as well as a new work commissioned by SFJAZZ. (It will be two full sets: first Freedom Suite, then...)" [AUMFidelity mailing]

    02.04.12 • David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo [Audience Recording]

    April 12, 2002, 8pm / "Earshot Jazz presents a very rare duo performance," On The Boards Festival, Seattle, WA
    1. unknown title [47:38]
    2. unknown title [9:23]
    [59:08]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; announcement of the Shipp/Ware performance, pp.3 and 8, Earshot Jazz issue No. 4 vol.18, April 2002, www.earshot.org/zine.cfm}

    • 02.04.25 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / 9:00pm, Le Weekend, Stirling Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland [www.instirling.com/whatson/leweek.htm]

    02.06.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 2, 2002, 11p.m. / The Seventh Annual Vision Festival, The Center, New York City
    1. Freedom Suite part I [12:56]
    2. Freedom Suite part II [10:11]
    3. Freedom Suite part III [8:19]
    4. Freedom Suite part IV [9:04]
    5. Mikuro's Blues [8:11]
    6. Bliss Theme [5:03]
    [53:48]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; James Lindbloom 03.11.24, 04.08.21}

    02.06.06 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    June 6, 2002 / Discover Jazz Festival, Flynn Space, Burlington VT
    1. Surrendered [22:44]
    2. Freedom Suite part I [14:13]
    3. Freedom Suite part II [13:16]
    4. Freedom Suite part III [9:49]
    5. Freedom Suite part IV [9:21]
    6. Mikuro's Blues [5:48]
    7. Bliss Theme [4:36]
    [79:29]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; James Lindbloom 03.11.24}

    • 02.06.07 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Sounds For The People Festival presents... 9:00, La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [CODA #306 Nov/Dec 2002, p.27]
    • 02.06.14 - David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo / Kongsberg jazz festival, Norway [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    02.07.13 • David S. Ware Quartet: Freedom Suite

    AUM Fidelity AUM023 (CD) 2002

    July 13, 2002 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins)
    1. I [7:05]
    2. II [11:38]
    3. III [8:12]
    4. IV [12:30]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Arrangement)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM023} Freedom Suite at AUMFidelity.

    02.07.27 • David S. Ware Solo [Audience Recording]

    July 27, 2002, 17:00 / Clusone Jazz Festival, Piazza Sant'Anna, Clusone (Ardesio), Italy
    1. unknown title [34:34]
    2. unknown title [5:37]
    3. unknown title [3:36]
    [43:48]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 10.05.19; www.ejn.it/clusonejazz/archivio.htm; Anne Dumas 03.07.10} Not in my collection.

    02.07.28 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 28, 2002 / Clusone Jazz Festival, Clusone, Italy
    Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins)
    1. I [17:00]
    2. II [17:09]
    3. III [10:30]
    4. IV [12:06]
    5. Mikuro's Blues [6:47]
    [64:24]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; www.ejn.it/clusonejazz/archivio.htm; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    • 02.08.11 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Newport Jazz Festival, 3:30 pm, Fort Adams State Park, Mercedes-Benz Pavilion, Newport, RI
    • 02.08.23 (1) - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Sant'anna Arresi Jazz festival, Italy [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 02.08.23 (2) - David S. Ware Solo / Sant'anna Arresi Jazz festival, Italy [ibid]
    • 02.10.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / "jazz and wine of peace" Festival, Cormons, Italy [ibid]
    • 02.10.28 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Belfast festival at Queen's, Belfast, Ireland [ibid]

    • 03.03.22 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / "The Freedom Suite was performed." / 23:00, ARS MUSICA, Bruxelles, Belgium [Anne Dumas 03.07.10, 03.08.23]

    03.03.26 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    March 26, 2003 / Club La Palma, Rome, Italy
    1. Surrendered [7:35] (incomplete, cuts in)
    2. unknown title [18:16]
    3. improvisation ? [13:31]
    4. Mikuro's Blues [6:23]
    5. Bliss Theme [20:04]
    6. African Drums [27:05]
    [92:55]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: 2CD-R; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}

    03.03.27 • David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World

    Thirsty Ear THI 57153.2 (3CD) 2005

    2nd Session: [See also 98.12.11 & 03.06.22]

    March 27, 2003 / Teatro Ponchielli, Milano, Cremona, Italy
    1. Elder's Path [25:34]
    2. Unknown Mansion [13:42]
    3. Sentient Compassion [9:24]
    4. Co Co Cana [12:08]
    5. Manu's Ideal (Bonus Track) [6:05]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Arrangement)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: THI 57153.2}

    • 03.03.29 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Jazz Ao Centro "Encontros De Jazz De Coimbra," Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal [Nuno Martins 03.11.17; www.jazzaocentro.com]
      (This date was previously listed as 03.03.21)

      DSW 4tet in Portugal

      David S. Ware in Coimbra, Portugal, 03.03.29. Photo by Nuno Martins, with permission.


    03.04.28 • David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads

    Thirsty Ear Recordings (The Blue Series) THI 57137-2 (CD) 2003
    • Various Artists: The Blue Series Sampler / The Shape of Jazz to Come (track 1)
      Thirsty Ear Recordings THI 57138.2 (CD) 2003 [This compilation also contains performances by DJ Wally 01.08.09; Antipop Consortium; DJ Spooky; William Parker Violin Trio; Kidd Jordan & Fred Anderson Quartet; Matthew Shipp; Blue Series Continuum; El-P; Tim Berne; and Spring Heel Jack.]
    April 28 [& June 13], 2003 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Ananda Rotation [6:39]
    2. Sufic Passages [9:02]
    3. Weave I [3:21]
    4. THREADS [13:01]
    5. Carousel of Lightness [9:02]
    6. Weave II [3:41]
    Group recording (except David) April 28, 2003... David's overdubs: June 13th, 2003

    Matthew Shipp (Korg Triton Pro X: string pads and various piano settings)
    Mat Maneri (viola)
    Daniel Bernard Roumain (violin)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    "Engineered by FLAM... mixed at Mindswerve Studios, NYC late June/early July 2003"

    {Primary Source: THI 57137-2; THI 57138.2; session dates via Steven Joerg 03.10.08, and FLAM 03.11.06}

    03.05.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 22, 2003, 8:30p.m. / The VISION Festival 2003, Old St. Patrick's Youth Center, New York City
    1. unknown titles [30:15]
    2. unknown titles [21:25]
    3. unknown titles [6:36]
    [58:17]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums, percussion)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    03.06.13 • David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads

    Thirsty Ear Recordings (The Blue Series) THI 57137-2 (CD) 2003
    • Various Artists: The Blue Series Sampler / The Shape of Jazz to Come (track 1)
      Thirsty Ear Recordings THI 57138.2 (CD) 2003 [This compilation also contains performances by DJ Wally 01.08.09; Antipop Consortium; DJ Spooky; William Parker Violin Trio; Kidd Jordan & Fred Anderson Quartet; Matthew Shipp; Blue Series Continuum; El-P; Tim Berne; and Spring Heel Jack.]
    June 13, 2003 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Ananda Rotation [6:39]
    2. Sufic Passages [9:02]
    3. Weave I [3:21]
    4. THREADS [13:01]
    5. Carousel of Lightness [9:02]
    6. Weave II [3:41]
    Group recording (without David) April 28, 2003

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, Compositions)

    "Engineered by FLAM ...mixed at Mindswerve Studios, NYC late June/early July 2003"

    {Primary Source: THI 57137-2; session dates Steven Joerg 03.10.08, and FLAM 03.11.06}

    • 03.06.20 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Hamid Drake / Warsaw Jazzdays, Poland [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 03.06.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Hamid Drake / Sarteano Jazz and Blues festival, Italy [ibid]

    03.06.22 • David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World

    Thirsty Ear THI 57153.2 (3CD) 2005

    3rd Session: [See also 98.12.11 & 03.03.27]

    June 22, 2003 / Terni in Jazz Fest 2003, Terni, Italy
     Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins)
    1. I [19:13]
    2. II [17:26]
    3. III [11:06]
    4. IV [15:01]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax / Arrangement)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Hamid Drake (drums)

    {Primary Source: THI 57153.2}

    • 03.06.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Hamid Drake / Verona Jazz Festival, Italy [ibid]
    • 03.06.25 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Hamid Drake / Itinerary Festival, Como, Italy [ibid]
    • 03.07.08 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Double-bill with the Henry Grimes Quintet (Roy Campbell, Jr., Rob Brown, Andrew Bemkey, Michael Thompson) / Iridium Jazz Club, 165O Broadway at 51st St., New York City / two sets of each group from 8:00pm nightly [www.iridiumjazzclub.com]

    03.07.09 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 9, 2003 / Iridium, New York City
    Early Show:
    1. Freedom Suite [43:14]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R}

    • 03.07.10 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Double-bill with the Henry Grimes Quintet (Roy Campbell, Jr, Rob Brown, Andrew Bemkey, Michael Thompson) / Iridium Jazz Club, New York City / Two sets of each group from 8:00pm nightly [www.iridiumjazzclub.com]
    • 03.11.09 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (tenor sax, percussion), Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Festival Jazz d'Or at Pole-Sud, Strasbourg, France [Philippe Ochem 03.09.16 (Directeur de Jazzdor/Festival de Strasbourg); www.jazzdor.com]
      "the quartet played an extended version of Sonny Rollins' "Freedom Suite" plus a short encore. The performance was not recorded officially, but a private audience recording may exist." —Lukas Lindenmaier 03.11.13
    • 04.04.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown/ NYC [AUMFidelity mailing 04.02.24]

    04.05.01 (2) • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    May 1, 2004 / Vision Saturday Night Series 2004, 8:00pm, St. Nicholas of Myra Church, NYC
    1. unknown titles [:]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice, tambourine)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: Peter Gannushkin 04.02.24} Not in my collection

    04.07.10 • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]

    July 10, 2004 / North Sea Jazz Festival, Mondriaan Zaal, The Hague, Netherlands
     Introduction by MC Jimmy Rage [1:17]
    1. improvisation [22:53]
    2. Surrendered [17:46]
    3. Lexicon [14:16]
    2. unknown title [8:10]
    [65:45]
    "...the first three pieces are performed as a suite, without interruption. I'd be tempted to call the unidentified title "Peace On Earth," after Ware's monologue, but Coltrane already nicked that title... I don't know what the last one is—it's gorgeous—maybe a new song?" —James Lindbloom

    "This was a multi-media event. Behind the band was a large screen on which videos of Martin Luther King, John Coltrane (classic quartet) and Miles Davis (with Coltrane) were shown along with a 'tickertape' with the words from Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech." —Andrew Wilson 04.07.13

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, voice, tambourine)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Gerald Cleaver (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Andrew Wilson 04.05.13; James Lindbloom 04.08.21}

    04.09.01 • David S. Ware Quartet [Braodcast Recording]

    September 1, 2004 / la XIX edizione di Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2004, Piazza Martiri, Sant'Anna Arresi, Cagliari, Italy
     Radio Intro [4:14]
    1. unknown title [21:02]
    2. unknown title [16:48]
    3. unknown title [16:41]
    4. unknown title [11:59]
     Radio Outro [0:17]
    [71:04]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: Norbert Kreutzer 06.10.30; Patrick Pohlmann 05.11.23; Jakob Blumenthal 07.08.02; www.santannarresijazz.it/arresi/programma_festival.htm} Not in my collection.

    • 04.09.05 - David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo / la XIX edizione di Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2004, Piazza Martiri, Sant'Anna Arresi, Cagliari, Italy

    • 05.04.23 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Hungary
      [Questionable list of dates 05.04.13 through 05.04.29 from www.jazzreview.com/forum post of 05.03.05]
    • 05.04.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / 9:00 pm, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [members.liwest.at/companyofheaven/NeueSeiten/actual_tourdates.html; www.porgy.at/]
    • 05.04.25-27 - David S. Ware Quartet / Hungary
    • 05.04.29 - David S Ware Quartet: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown / Le Mans, France
      [Questionable list of dates 05.04.12 through 05.04.29 from www.jazzreview.com/forum post of 05.03.05]
    • 05.08.24-31 - Al Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz ::: Master classes and workshops by William Parker, Andrew Cyrille, Gerald Cleaver, Hamid Drake, Henry Grimes, Garrison Fewell, Lewis "Flip" Barnes, Roy Campbell, Jr., Rob Brown, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Umberto Petrin, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Pat Metheny, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, Chad Taylor, David S. Ware, and more... / Sant' Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Jazz Workshop for all instruments / Punta Giara, Sant' Anna Arresi, (CA) Sardinia, Italy [www.santannarresijazz.it/; www.ecn.org/circ.a/index2.htm]

    • 05.10.22 - David S. Ware Trio: William Parker (bass), Hamid Drake (drums) / VII Festival de Jazz de Ponta Delgada, Teatro Micaelense, Sao Miguel Island, Portugal [www.teatromicaelense.pt/view.php?id=30]

    06.05.01 • David S. Ware Solo [Audience Recording]

    May 1, 2006 / Area Sismica, Ravaldino, Monte, Italy
     announcement; unknown title [19:22]
    1. unknown title [18:25]
    1. unknown title [17:36]
    1. unknown title [7:09]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 10.05.20} Not in my collection.

    06.06.18 • David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

    AUMFidelity AUM042 (CD) 2007

    June 18, 2006 / 9:00pm, Vision Festival 2006, Angel Orensanz Center, NYC
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Broadcast Recording]
      BBC-London "Jazz on 3" / Broadcast 06.10.13, 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

      (BBC gives incorrect date of 06.06.17)
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Audience Recording]
    AUM042:
    1. introductions / Ganesh Sound [8:24]
    2. Renunciation Suite I [19:00]
    3. Renunciation Suite II [6:47]
    4. Renunciation Suite III [7:19] (Shipp / Parker Duo)
    5. Mikuro's Blues [9:15]
    6. Ganesh Sound (reprise) [4:30]
    7. Saturnian [3:57]
    Broadcast Recording:
    1. Ganesh Sound [8:04]
    2. Renunciation Suite I [18:27]
     announcement [0:20]
    3. Renunciation Suite II [6:27]
    4. Renunciation Suite III [6:56] (Shipp / Parker Duo)
    5. Mikuro's Blues [9:00]
    [50:07]
    "The Ware Quartet is scheduled to make its final performance on the closing night of this year's [Vision Festival] event." [WIRE #267 May 2006 p.19]

    06.06.18 painting "...the 30 x 45 musicWitness™ painting made live during the David S. Ware Quartet Renunciation session..."

    Jeffrey Schlanger 09.01.26
    musicWitness logo

    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM042; Broadcast CD-R; www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3/pip/hqjr5/; Norbert Kreutzer 06.07.31}

    • 07.01.12 - David S. Ware Unit: David S. Ware (tenor sax), Mat Maneri (violin and viola), Keith Witty (bass), Whit Dickey (drums) / Ars Nova Presents, 8:00pm, International House, Philadelphia, PA [www.arsnovaworkshop.com/]


      David S. Ware Unit
      International House, Philadelphia, PA

      Photo courtesy Alan Lankin.



    • 07.01.27 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Sons d'Hiver, 20:30, Espace Andre Malraux, Le Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France [www.sonsdhiver.org]
    • 07.03.11 - David S. Ware Solo / The Stone, NYC [DMG mailing 07.03.01]
    • 07.03.20 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / La Passerelle, Saint Brieuc, France [www.lapasserelle.info/]
    • 07.03.22 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Le Petit Faucheux, Tours, France [www.lepetitfaucheux.fr/; tourainesereine.hautetfort.com/archive/2007]

    07.03.24 • David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius

    No Business Records NBLP4-5 Limited Edition of 1,000 (2LP) 2009

    March 24, 2007 / Russian Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Side A:
    1. Ganesh Sound (Ware) [17:25]
    Side B:
    2. Theme of Ages (Ware) [15:46]
    3. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [6:15]
    Side C:
    4. The Stargazers (Sun Ra) [22:15]
    Side D:
    5. The Stargazers (Sun Ra) [4:45] (continued)
    6. Lithuanian Whirl (Ware) [11:20]
    7. Surrendered (Ware) [7:18]
    Vilnius

    Live in Vilnius
    LP Cover



    David S. Ware (tenor saxophone)
    Matthew Shipp (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: nobusinessrecords.com/NBLP4-5.php} Not in my collection.

    • 07.03.25 - David S. Ware Quartet: Shipp, Parker, Brown / Le Cheval Blanc, Schiltigheim, France [www.ville-schiltigheim.fr/]

    07.07.13 • David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [Audience Recording]

    July 13, 2007 / Iridium, New York City
    1st Set:
     announcement [0:57]
    1. unknown title [47:14]
    2. unknown title [15:47]
    3. unknown title [4:53]
     DSW announcement [0:42]
    2nd Set:
     DSW announcement [1:34]
    4. unknown title [14:13]
    5. unknown title [22:10]
    6. unknown title [15:47]
    7. unknown title [4:48]
     DSW announcement [0:42]
    [135:05]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax, tambourines)
    Joe Morris (guitar)
    Keith Witty (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; huppeshyalites.blogspot.com; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.31} Not in my collection.

    • 07.07.14 - David S. Ware Quartet: Joe Morris (guitar), Keith Witty (bass), Guillermo E Brown (drums) / Iridium, NYC [iridiumjazzclub.com]

    07.08.25 • David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [Broadcast Recording]
    RAI Radio3 Broadcast

    Augst 25, 2007 / Festival Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2007, Piazza del Nuraghe, Sant'Anna Arresi, Sardegna
    1. unknown title [40:47]
    2. unknown title [13:40]
    [54:27]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Joe Morris (guitar)
    Keith Witty (bass)
    Guillermo E. Brown (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; www.santannarresijazz.it}

    • 07.11.07 - David S. Ware Solo / 20:30, Spheres, Zurich, Switzerland [www.taktlos.com]

    07.11.09 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    November 9, 2009, 20:00 / Ehemaliges Jugendzentrum Kaiserstraße 25, Gütersloh, Germany
    1. unknown title [21:40]
    2. unknown title [15:29]
    3. unknown title [10:51]
    [48:01]
    David Ware (ts)
    William Parker (bass)
    Warren Smith (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 09.06.15; www.jazz-in-guetersloh.de}

    • 07.11.11 - David S. Ware Quartet: Joe Morris (guitar), William Parker, Warren Smith (drums) / Auditorium Parco della Musica, Salla Petrassi, Roma, Italy [www.auditorium.com/eventi/4905150]
    • 07.11.12 - David S. Ware Quartet: Joe Morris (guitar), Parker, Warren Smith (drums) / Porgy and Bess, Vienna, Austria [www.porgy.at/]

    08.05.09 • David S. Ware: Shakti

    AUM Fidelity AUM052 (CD) 2008

    May 9, 2008 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Crossing Samsara [9:39]
    2. Nataraj [18:10]
    3. Reflection [12:38]
    4. Namah [8:27]
    5. Antidromic [9:26]
    6. Shakti [9:33]
     a) Durga
     b) Devi
     c) Kali

    David S. Ware (tenor sax, kalimba-4)
    Joe Morris (guitar, percussion-4)
    William Parker (bass)
    Warren Smith (drums)

    {Primary Source: AUM052; Steven Joerg}

    • 08.05.24 - David S. Ware Quartet: Joe Morris (guitar), William Parker (bass), Warren Smith (drums) / Theatre Garonne, Toulouse, France [www.theatregaronne.com; La Dépêche May 21, 2008]

    08.07.11 • David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [Audience Recording]

    July 11, 2008 / Northsea Jazz Festival, Missouri Room, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
     announcement [0:18]
    1. unknown title [18:04]
    2. unknown title [14:37]
    3. unknown title [16:48]
    4. encore [2:42]
     announcement [0:35]
    [71:23]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Joe Morris (guitar)
    William Parker (bass)
    Nasheet Waits (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; www.northseajazz.com}

    09.10.15 • David S. Ware: Saturnian—Solo Saxophones Vol. 1

    AUM Fidelity AUM060 (CD) 2008

    October 15, 2009, 8:00pm / "AUM Fidelity presents," Abrons Arts Center, New York City
    1. Methone [14:25]
    2. Pallene [12:38]
    3. Anthe [11:42]
    "AUM Fidelity showcase featuring David S. Ware, Darius Jones Trio, and William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra... The performances were all recorded by Petr Cancura and filmed by the good folks at the David Lynch Foundation"

    David S. Ware (saxello-1, stritch-2, tenor sax-3)

    {Primary Source: AUMFidelity 09.10.19} Not in my collection.


    09.12.02 • David S. Ware Trio: Onecept

    AUM Fidelity AUM064 (CD) 2010; Rank & File Records RFS 33203 (2-LP, 500 copy Ltd. Edition) 2011

    December 2, 2009 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn
     1. Book of Krittika [7:53]
     2. Wheel of Life [6:31]
     3. Celestial [6:24]
     4. Desire Worlds [6:56]
     5. Astral Earth [14:54]
     6. Savaka [4:35]
     7. Bardo [6:43]
     8. Anagami [6:50]
     9. Vata [4:27]
    10. Virtue (6:47]
    11. Gnavah (9:06).
    12. Bodhissatva [5:24]
    13. Kama [8:48]
    Tracks 1-9 on AUM064.
    Tracks 1-11 on RFS 33203.
    Tracks 12 & 13 are downloads only (with purchase at aumfidelity.com).

    "AUM Fidelity showcase featuring David S. Ware, Darius Jones Trio, and William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra... The performances were all recorded by Petr Cancura and filmed by the good folks at the David Lynch Foundation"

    David S. Ware (stritch, tenor sax, saxello)
    William Parker (bass)
    Warren Smith (drums, tympani)

    {Primary Source: AUM064; www.aumfidelity.com/aum064.html; www.rank-records.com; Timo Wiedenbrueck 11.04.21}

    10.03.13 • David S. Ware: Organica (solo saxophones, volume 2)

    AUM Fidelity AUM070 (CD digipak, Ltd. Edition of 1,000 copies) 2011

    1st Session: [See also 10.11.05]

    March 13, 2010, 7:00pm / "...in a beautiful private residence located in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn," NY
    1. Minus Gravity 1 [16:20]
    2. Organica 1 [24:31]
    AUM070

    David S. Ware (sopranino sax-1, tenor sax-2)

    {Primary Source: AUM Fidelity AUM070; www.aumfidelity.com; Steven Joerg 10.02.25}
    Organica at AUMFidelity.

    10.06.27 • David S. Ware Trio [Audience Recording]

    June 27, 2010, 9:30pm / Vision Festival, Abrons Arts Center, New York City
     announcement
    1. unknown title (Dedicated To Bill Dixon And Fred Anderson)
     announcement, Ware
    [42:38]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    William Parker (bass)
    Warren Smith (drums)

    {Primary Source: Jakob Blumenthal 10.06.28} Not in my collection.

    • 10.10.04 - David S. Ware Trio: William Parker, Warren Smith / The Blue Note, NYC [AUMFidelity 10.10.04]

    10.11.05 • David S. Ware: Organica (solo saxophones, volume 2)

    AUM Fidelity AUM070 (CD digipak, Ltd. Edition of 1,000 copies) 2011

    2nd Session: [See also 10.03.13]

    November 5, 2010 / Umbrella Festival, Elastic, Chicago, IL
    1. Minus Gravity 2 [22:27]
    2. Organica 2 [14:12]
    AUM070

    David S. Ware (sopranino sax-1, tenor sax-2)

    {Primary Source: AUM Fidelity AUM070; www.aumfidelity.com; umbrellamusic.org}
    Organica at AUMFidelity.

    10.11.23 • David S. Ware º Cooper-Moore º William Parker º Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown

    AUM Fidelity AUM068 (CD digipak) 2011

    November 23, 2010 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Passage Wudang [21:56]
    2. Shift [7:34]
    3. Duality is One [7:00]
    4. Divination [9:27]
    5. Crystal Palace [3:40]
    6. Divination Unfathomable [9:26]
    7. Ancestry Supramental [13:25]
    8. Dantien #4 [9:39] (+ AUM Direct Download Only Bonus Track)
    Track 8 available exclusively to those that purchase the CD direct from AUM Fidelity.

    AUM068

    "Many circles arc around and synch anew here. Major new jazz-forward band. Mighty, majestic, mackadocious: we're heading into the studio on November 23rd." —Steven Joerg, AUMFidelity 10.11.16

    David S. Ware (saxophones)
    Cooper-Moore (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Muhammad Ali (drums)
    All compositions Collective.

    {Primary Source: www.aumfidelity.com; Steven Joerg 11.06.04}
    Planetary Unknown at AUMFidelity.

    11.06.10 • David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown [Broadcast Recording] Broadcast by BBC London

    June 10, 2011, 9:30pm / Vision Festival, Abrons Arts Center, New York City
     stage introduction [0:45]
    1. unknown title [41:26]
     broadcast announcement [0:11] "Their first-ever gig..."
    [43:53]
    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Cooper-Moore (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Warren Smith (drums)

    {Primary Source: CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 11.06.29; Patricia Parker 11.06.03; www.visionfestival.org; Sean Wilkie 12.06.29}

    • 11.06.12 - David S. Ware Solo / 8:00pm, Ward's Island, St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [AUMFidelity mailing 11.06.04; torontoisland.org/tabid/157/Default.aspx]
    • 11.06.14 - David S. Ware Solo / Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, 8:00pm, La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [AUMFidelity mailing 11.06.04; www.casadelpopolo.com/contents/node/74]
    • 11.06.24 - David S. Ware Solo / 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC [AUMFidelity mailing]
    • 11.06.25 - David S. Ware Solo / 12:10am, Undead Jazzfest, Homage Skate Park, NYC [AUMFidelity mailing 11.06.04; www.undeadjazz.com/?page_id=263]

    11.08.27 • David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown: Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011

    AUM Fidelity AUM074 (CD) 2012

    August 27, 2011, 23:00 / Hauptbuehne, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria
    1. Precessional 1 [33:15]
    2. Precessional 2 [19:04]
    3. Precessional 3 [14:37]


    Photo by Ziga Koritnik
    (with permission)



    David S. Ware (tenor sax)
    Cooper-Moore (piano)
    William Parker (bass)
    Muhammad Ali (drums)

    {Primary Source: www.aumfidelity.com/aum074.html; www.jazzsaalfelden.com/} Not in my collection.

    • 12.06.12

      "David S. Ware, another foundational artist on AUM Fidelity, was originally scheduled to perform with Planetary Unknown (2011) on this night. The health complications that have arisen on a cyclical basis since his kidney transplant in 2009 are due to the anti-rejection drugs he is required to take, and the fact that he was on dialysis for almost a decade before the operation. As I write this, he is in a hospital stay, to be followed by in-patient stay at a physical rehab center. It was decided in early May that a concert performance in June would not be possible; this is the first time in his four-decade+ career that he has ever had to cancel a concert. All who read this now, please send positive thoughts to him in central New Jersey. Thank you. He will come out the other side of this very difficult time and perform again. DSW's visage remains featured on the silk-screened poster we made for this event, and he and the group's astonishing Live in Saalfelden 2011 CD will be fresh back from the pressing plant and available for sale live and direct in June." —Steven Joerg [www.aumfidelity.com/AUM_15th_Live_Celebrations.htm]


    12.10.18


    "Tonight, a giant has fallen. David S. Ware, the great saxophonist, died tonight, October 18, 2012. What an incredible loss! What a great musician and spirit! His tremendous sound, his spirit, his music, is irreplaceable.
    Music holds Us"

    Patricia Nicholson Parker / 12.10.18, 10:06pm.


    "Dear friends,

    It is with great difficulty that I type these words. David's family has informed me that he passed earlier tonight at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. His physical body failed but his spirit was completely ready to move onward... A giant doesn't even begin to describe this man. David had a whole lot more to teach us. I know I had a whole lot more to learn from him, but am elementally and eternally grateful for all that he offered and revealed in his time here on this earth.

    wa 'alaykumu s-salamu wa rahmatu l-lahi wa barakatuh David"

    Steven Joerg, AUM Fidelity / 12.10.18, 11:16pm



    Photo from Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

    David S. Ware's tenor

    Photo of Mr. David S. Ware's lonely tenor by Nuno Martins, whose work can be seen at Tomajazz.
    • 13.01.07 - Cooper-Moore (solo harp); William Parker (special presentation); Muhammad Ali & Darius Jones Duo; Joe Morris & Warren Smith Duo; Andrew Cyrille, Daniel Carter, and Joe Morris Trio; Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown Trio performing compositions by David S. Ware / David S. Ware Memorial Service, 7:30pm, Saint Peter's Church, NYC [DMG mailing 12.12.07; Arts for Art 13.01.04]





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