I have a deep respect and admiration for the saxophonist David S. Ware and his work.
Ware began playing in a trio of his own called Apogee.
In the 70's he played with Cecil Taylor, Andrew Cyrille and Raphe Malik. He drove a N.Y. taxi for some years while attempting to "reach the light" with his band.
It was for me a privilege to see him in 2003, his only time in Portugal, at the Jazz ao Centro festival - Coimbra.
New York's collective jazz press crowned Ware the "King of Free Jazz" on the basis of his energetic quartet albums from the mid-'90s. Ware's band (with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and, variously, Susie lbarra, Marc Edwards, or Whit Dickey on drums) became the decade's avant-garde supergroup by consensus, and Ware is indeed a splendid artist. (Taken from AMG)