David S Ware – Downtown Deity

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001 cover Dec-Jan16CDThe late David S Ware, who died in October 2012, emerged from New York's 1970s loft scene to become a champion of free jazz principles. Even his dalliance with a major label could do nothing to quench his indomitable fire, as he continued to sustain and develop the ideas previously laid out by pioneers such as John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor. Philip Clark surveys Ware's questing music and spoke to pianist Matthew Shipp to assesses the iconoclastic saxophonist's lasting legacy as documented on a series of archival recordings issued by the Brooklyn-based AUM Fidelity imprint

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