Birth Of A Being (Expanded) presents the essential first studio recordings of incomparable tenor saxophonist David S. Ware as a bandleader. This work was created in New York, in April 1977, when Ware was 27 years old. The first disc features material originally released on LP in 1979 by the Swiss label, hat Hut Records, and has been out of print for over 30 years. The second disc is a full additional album of top-shelf material from those same sessions that have never been released in any form. This definitive edition was sourced from the original analog 8-track tapes, and was newly mixed & mastered in 2015. Crucial material. Stunning performances & fidelity.
Iwao Enokizu is a middle-aged man who has an unexplainable urge to commit insane and violent murders. Eventually he is chased by the police all over Japan, but somehow he always manages to escape. He meets a woman who runs a brothel. They love each other but how long can they be together?
Guitar driven, melodic instrumental compositions, rich ballads, and evocative interpretations of songs by artists such Jimmy Webb, Carole King & Howard Greenfield, John Fullbright and Jim Hoke. With Reverb Babylon, his fourth solo album, Ware put 10 guitars and seven amplifiers through their paces as he and a complementary troupe hit the tone, taste and talent marks. The disc features pop (the Howard Greenfield/Carole King Crying in the Rain), country-flavored slide (Ware's Slidin' Into the Blue Door), surf (Jim Hoke's Subway Surfin'), the three-part, atmospheric title track and Spaghetti Western-ready (Ware's Tarnation Station). Ware and company mix up tempos and styles, building interest all the way. His guitars are the center of attention, but piano, organ, accordion and mandolin add very cool texture.