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October 19, 2012 6:22 AM Subscribe
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Jazz saxophonist David S. Ware passed away yesterday
at age 62.
Mentored by Sonny Rollins, whose 'Freedom Suite'
he would later cover, Ware got his start in the loft-jazz scene of '70s NYC, playing with people like Cecil Taylor
and Andrew Cyrille. In the '90s, he led an acclaimed quartet that featured William Parker, Matthew Shipp and drummers like Whit Dickey
, Susie Ibarra
and Guillermo Brown. In the 2000s, he recorded albums for the Thirsty Ear
and Aum Fidelity
labels. He spent the last two years of his life in the group Planetary Unknown
with Parker, Cooper-Moore and Muhammad Ali.
Ware suffered from kidney disease, and received a transplant donation
after an email appeal was sent out to a thousand of his fans. He is featured in the documentary short 'A World of Sound.' This
is the most recent live performance video I could find.