David S. Ware Quartet – Freedom Suite I. (2002)

From the album Freedom Suite by David S. Ware Quartet. Recorded on July 13, 2002 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn. Composed by Sonny Rollins, arranged by David S. Ware. David S. Ware – tenor sax Matthew Shipp – piano William Parker – bass Guillermo E. Brown – drums Recorded by Jim Anderson Tracks on album: Freedom Suite Movement 1 / Interlude / Freedom Suite Movement … Continue reading David S. Ware Quartet – Freedom Suite I. (2002)

Cecil Taylor – Burning Poles (VHS (Video) (1991)

Welcome to this beautiful and amazing document of Cecil Taylor with his musicians. It is sometimes as if it is a dance. This video document of the 1991 version of the Cecil Taylor Unit was recorded at the National Video Industries studio, and not in a live concert performance. Across a span of 50 minutes, the quartet explores the improvisational concept of the leader that is more … Continue reading Cecil Taylor – Burning Poles (VHS (Video) (1991)

David S. Ware – Astral Earth (2009)

Astral Earth is from the CD Onecept by David S. Ware, recorded live in december 2009, released in 2010. David Spencer Ware (November 7, 1949 – October 18, 2012), was an American jazz saxophonist  working mostly in free jazz. In 2001 critic Gary Giddins described Ware’s quartet as “the best small band in jazz today. [source] In the press release for Onecept, David S. Ware makes much of the concept of spontaneous form. … Continue reading David S. Ware – Astral Earth (2009)

Matthew Shipp – Cohesion (2002)

Cohesion is the third track on the CD Equilibrium by the american pianist Matthew Shipp. Equilibrium is a more complex extension of Shipp´s last album for the label, the stunning Nu Bop. Here, employing the talents of bassist William Parker, drummer Gerald Cleaver, vibraphonist Khan Jamal, and electronics and programming whiz FLAM, Shipp moves to extend the reach of all of his previous musical excursions by putting them … Continue reading Matthew Shipp – Cohesion (2002)