David S. Ware (1949 – 2012)

Saxophonist David S. Ware, whom the New York Times called "a powerful and contemplative jazz saxophonist who helped lead a resurgence of free jazz in New York" and a master improviser who was probably one of the few true musical heirs of the great John Coltrane, died this past October 18th in his native state of New Jersey due to complications related to a kidney transplant.

He was 62 years old.