Sunday, January 29, 2012

DAVID S. WARE - Organica ( AUM 2011)

1 .Minus Gravity 1 (sopranino) .16.20
2 .Organica 1 (tenor) .24.31
The entire concert performance of March 13, 2010
Park Slope, Brooklyn

3 .Minus Gravity 2 (sopranino) .22.27
4. Organica 2 (tenor) .14.12
The entire concert performance of November 5, 2010
Umbrella Music Festival, Chicago

 Each David S. Ware solo concert performance is a rare and magisterial happening. There were two such events in 2010, and both concerts are presented here in their entirety. The first took place in March at an intimate, invite-only event in Brooklyn; the second took place at the Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago in early November. [Later that month Ware and group recorded Planetary Unknown] In 2010, Ware added the sopranino (pitched one full octave above the alto) to his arsenal, and these concerts were his public debut on the new horn. This is the 2nd volume in a planned series of DSW solo recordings. It is printed in a strictly limited CD edition of 1000.

“Saxophonist David S. Ware’s unaccompanied performance at Elastic on November 5th left the deepest emotional impression [of the Festival],” wrote DownBeat’s Aaron Cohen in his live review of the Chicago set. “His authoritative delivery of bold, stark melodies was reassuringly familiar,” added Signal To Noise’s Bill Meyer in his own review of Ware’s Umbrella Music Festival set, “but the tonality had an exotic Eastern quality. His music was absolutely complete, both at the level of needing no accompaniment but also in the totality of the its emotional, spiritual and physical impact.”