David S. Ware's new quartet Planetary Unknown debuted in June 2011 with their self-titled studio communion on AUM Fidelity. That album documented an epic occurrence with major artistic circles between members Ware, Cooper-Moore, William Parker and Muhammad Ali arcing together and synchronizing anew. A quartet of esteemed elder statesmen and master musicians whose experience creating influential spontaneous music spans the past 45 years. Here are a few excerpts from the voluminous press praise for that album: “gravity-defying” (Marcus O’Dair, Jazzwise).
"breathtaking...staggering...mesmerizing” (Marc Medwin, The New York City Jazz Record), “a monumental meeting of the minds” (Ron Hart, JamBands.com), “the rare all-star session that’s more than than the sum of its parts” (Jeff Jackson, Jazziz) and “a tour de force of free improvisation from four masters of the form” (Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com).
David S. Ware: tenor saxophone
William Parker: bass
Muhammad Ali: drums
Jazzfestival Saalfelden in August 2011
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