David S. Ware

The Balance (Vision Festival XV +) (AUM107)

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The Balance (Vision Festival XV +)

David S. Ware

Aum Fidelity


AUM 155634




CD 12,39 €


The Balance is the fourth edition in AUM Fidelity's DSW-ARC Series; it presents an outstanding and incendiary David S. Ware concert in trio with William Parker & Warren Smith, and will be released on the 69th anniversary of his birth (November 7). A tenor sax–bass–drums excursion displaying full vitality from the first note, this suite of spontaneous form was created at NYC’s Vision Festival in 2010. Ware had been a perennial top draw at this vital annual gathering since its beginning; this was his first time back since the revered Quartet bid farewell there in 2006, and it was an exhilarating return. This latter-day DSW Trio convened only three times over their 10-month existence: the Dec. 2009 studio session for Onecept, this June concert, and the Oct. 2010 album release celebration at the Blue Note in NYC, documented on Live In New York, 2010.

Also included here are four out-takes from the Onecept session – all of which had been completed & considered for inclusion at that time. The three releases together present the =total & complete work= which this group created. Each of their three communions has its own flavor: Onecept dealt exquisitely with s p a c e and featured David on three different horns (tenor, stritch, saxello), with Warren Smith on tympanis/percussion in addition to drum set. The night at the Blue Note features the most extensive documentation of Ware on an alto sax in existence, with the Mid & Far-Eastern tones he brought forth on the instrument blossoming beautifully over the course of two sets in an intimate setting. This festival stage concert is premier 21st Century free jazz rendered with the virtuosity and lucidity that only Ware (with his esteemed peers) could provide. An utterly complete treat.
The very limited edition CD is packaged in a deluxe 6-panel digipak, with liner notes by Ware's long-time producer Steven Joerg, concert photography by Michael Wilderman, and the glorious cover artwork painted live at this concert by the musicWitness®.


DAVID S. WARE, tenor sax, saxello
WARREN SMITH, drums, tympanis

Recorded at the Vision Festival XV perfor4mance at Abrons Arts Center on June 27, 2010 plus out-takes from the Onecept album session at Systems Two Studio on December 2, 2009.


01. Vision Suite: Part 1
02. Vision Suite: Part 2
03. Vision Suite: Part 3
04. Kama
05. Virtue
06. Bodhisattva
07. Gnavah