Sunday, October 21, 2012

R.I.P. David S. Ware

David S. Ware (November 7, 1949 – October 18, 2012)

It is with great sadness that I post the passing of another amazing artist - I have just heard the news that free jazz legend David S. Ware has passed the other night. Born in New Jersey but based in New York, Ware was a member of bands led by pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Andrew Cyrille, and led his own Quartet for 16 years. He died at age 62 on Thursday in New Brunswick, NJ from complications related to a 2009 kidney transplant. David S. Ware was one of my favorite Jazz artists and I have unfortunately never seen him live, and it looks like I never will. David Lynch Foundation Television made a short documentary of Ware in 2011 which you can view at the link below. RIP David, be free:

DLFTV David S. Ware

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