Acaba de me entrar pela casa adentro o novo do David S. Ware Quartet, Balladware. Novo de 1999, bem entendido, embora só agora editado. Revisões de Yesterdays, Dao, Autumn Leaves, Godspelized, Sentient Compassion, Tenderly e Angel Eyes. Edição Thirsty Ear.
The David S. Ware Quartet wanted to capture the energy of it's extended late 1999 European tour which also marked the first time drummer Guillermo E. Brown was in the group, so they scheduleed a recording session the day after they came back to the States. But the fickle finger of fate wagged at them, for they were all exhausted, effectively wiping out a high energy performance. So after a few futile attempts to record, the DSW Quartet came to a realization that the only way to match their energy level was in a ballad mode which caught everyone by surprise. The session was exlclusively done in this manner and has never been replicated by them since nor ever will. This session reveals a rarified side of the DSW Quartet whose beauty and majesty transcends all notions of free jazz.