Flight of I

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Flight of I
Studio album by David S. Ware
Released 1992
Recorded December 10 & 11, 1991
The Power Station, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 61:34
Label DIW
Producer Kazunori Sugiyama
David S. Ware chronology
Great Bliss, Vol. 2
Flight of I
Third Ear Recitation

Flight of I is an album by American jazz saxophonist David S. Ware recorded in 1991 and released by the Japanese DIW label and through a temporary licensing arrangement in the United States by Columbia Records. This is the last recording of the David S. Ware Quartet's original lineup with drummer Marc Edwards, who would be replaced by Whit Dickey. Unlike previous albums, Ware only plays tenor sax and tackles two of his favorite standards, Harry Warren's "There Will Never Be Another You" and Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays", and the ballad "Sad Eyes", composed by free jazz saxophonist Arthur Jones.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "There is plenty of magic here, and more mystery to be discovered by anyone willing to take a chance on one of the most original tenor players in free jazz."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz says that "'Flight of I' and 'Infi-Rhythms' are soaring, prayerful meditations, the saxophone roars and declaims like a storefront preacher, and Shipp plays like a man possesed."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David S. Ware except as indicated
  1. "Aquarian Sound" - 7:51
  2. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Harry Warren) - 9:31
  3. "Sad Eyes" (Arthur Jones) - 11:12
  4. "Flight of I" - 8:15
  5. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern) - 6:53
  6. "Infi-Rhythms #1" - 17:52



  1. ^ Original Liner Notes by Ben Ratliff
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. David S. Ware – Flight of I: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1516. ISBN 0-14-051521-6.