Posted in music on October 19, 2012

David S Ware

Free-jazz giant, David S. Ware, has died aged just 62. The New Jersey-based saxophonist had been plagued by poor health for many years, undergoing nearly a decade of dialysis treatment and, at the age of 60, a kidney transplant using an organ donated in response to an email appeal sent to 1,000 of his fans.

While Ware's many admirers will mourn this premature loss, there's comfort to be had from the fact that the two short years gained by surgery allowed him time to record some of his strongest work, including two astonishing albums by the heavyweight quartet, Planetary Unknown, featuring drummer Muhammad Ali, pianist Cooper-Moore and long-time collaborator, bassist William Parker. - [Jazzwise]

A true one-of-a-kind, David S. Ware you will be missed. Check out a preview of A World of Sound, Amine Kouider's documentary short on Ware below and you can watch the whole thing on David Lynch TV.

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'David S. Ware - A World of Sound'

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Comments (21)

A modern day Giant in his field. Respect.

Posted by ME | October 19, 2012 4:44 PM

I remember playing him a bunch of times when I did a jazz radio show in college. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 4:49 PM

Thank you for posting this. "Free Jazz", so to speak, doesn't get much mention on here beyond Ribot & Zorn, whom I adore, but it's nice seeing a mention of Ware, as he was indeed a modern day Giant.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 6:04 PM

Why can't Fred Dirst die and spare the life of someone who actually has talent?
I guess that's not how things work

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 7:00 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:48 PM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 11:11 PM

I'll have to check out this Fred Dirst guy.

Posted by big nig | October 20, 2012 9:11 AM

I have placed a curse on 10:48 and 11:11 and 9:11. When they die, David S. Ware and I are going to be there and make them listen to "nookie" over and over again for all eternity. Hope you're all ready for some fun.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 10:46 AM

^ hoo da fuk u kiddin? i hrd nooky nevr hrd David S. Ware

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 4:31 PM

one of the all-time greats.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 6:01 PM

Respet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 6:21 PM

Def respet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 2:39 AM

Respect.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 4:27 PM

Yo yo yo rise to da heavuns my brutha, keep tootin' that horn, mufucka.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 4:35 PM

RESPECT.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 21, 2012 6:17 PM

Repect.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 6:28 PM

His quartet with Parker, Brown and Shipp was unbelievably amazing!! RIP

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 8:34 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 15, 2012 4:52 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download Firefox | December 10, 2012 8:04 PM

r.i.p. It's sad to see you go David.

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