20 October 2012

DAVID S. WARE- APOGEE "BIRTH OF A BEING" (HAT HUT, 1977)




DAVID SPENCER WARE (November 7, 1949 – October 18, 2012)

A genius has left us - although he would have never used the term for himself...
...Humility - 

From the spirit - never for the mundane.




DAVID S. WARE - APOGEE "BIRTH OF A BEING"

APOGEE are:
David S. Ware, tenor saxophone
Gene Y. Ashton (Cooper-Moore), piano
Marc D. Edwards, drums


A1. Prayer             10:55    
A2. Thematic Womb     16:48    
B1. A Primary Piece #1     13:57    
B2. A Primary Piece #2     12:08

Recorded April 14 (#1,3,4) and 15 (#2), 1977, CIRecording Inc. New York N.Y.

HAT HUT RECORDS hat Hut W

(from the LP - never on CD)




Thanks to Clifford Allen for reminding me about the group's name - Apogee. See also his article about David S. Ware here

23 comments:

onxidlib said...
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gilhodges said...

Enjoyed with a heavy heart. Thanks Onx.

Vincent said...

Thank you. Sad day.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is excellent. Thanks for the great music and the information you give us.


With great appreciation


Nevis from Greece

slovenlyeric said...

He meant an awful lot to many of us here in NYC. There was great concern last summer when he missed the performance at the VisionFest. He was a big part of a special time and place.

-Otto- said...

What a sad occasion for such a fine post. Thank you!

the jazzstronaut said...

Another sad loss, RIP.

taro nombei said...

RIP
and thanks!

Mark said...

I was so pleased to find something of Ware's that I hadn't come across before. And then it slowly dawned on me what it signified.

He's a huge loss, a mighty, mighty player.

Thanks for bothering.

MarkC

glmlr said...

Sad loss. He was torrential. I first saw him in San Francisco’s much-loved Keystone Korner in 1976 with Cecil Taylor’s Unit. He blew the roof off. CT, Jimmy Lyons, Raphe Malik and Marc Edwards. Every one of them did. CT, wearing shades and dark cap over the eyes all night, fled the stage the instant the music finished, as if not wanting to be recognized. Jimmy Lyons smoked all night long, either the alto or cigarettes. The band played six nights running, Tuesday through Sunday. I went to four, couldn’t find the energy for the missing two. It was all such a tempest.

Ilario Rozen said...

David S. Ware RIP
Into A Blue Haze

sandor essedy said...

sad news; david s. ware was a giant of sax; thanks for this hommage.

sotise said...

Hopefully he didn't suffer too much , kidney disese can be hell..
what a legacy he left... for eternity!

apf said...

Thank you.

trane said...

Sad news indeed, thanks for this rare LP and RIP David

matt w said...

Sad news. RIP David.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the music and the memories David. The world will be a poorer place without you.

On a brighter note, be certain to check out the beautiful documentary short 'A World of Sound': http://dlf.tv/2011/david-s-ware/

The home footage of David improvising on the saxello and sopranino is entrancing. A lovely document. Such a colossal talent, such a gentle soul.

Best wishes Onx.

toci said...

Great lost.Thanks for all.

drjoe said...

very sad.

can someone post the mp3?

interesting that he went full circle and reunited with cooper moore in recent years.

Hookfinger said...

I've been so busy with the recent storm here that I just heard about this. Truly sad. So many great records. Thanks for offering up these rarities to enjoy while thinking about all the times the Ware has given me so much joy.

hideo said...

the good die young--Ware went out with a bang (not a whimper)

onxidlib said...
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onxidlib said...

Link deleted - there will be a reissue through Aum Fidelity in November > http://avantmusicnews.com/2015/10/08/aum-fidelity-releases-from-william-parker-and-david-s-ware-coming-in-november/