Great Bliss, Vol. 2

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Great Bliss, Vol. 2
Studio album by David S. Ware
Released 1991
Recorded January 8, 9 & 10, 1990
Sound on Sound Recording Studio, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 69:55
Label Silkheart
Producer David S. Ware
David S. Ware chronology
Great Bliss, Vol. 1
(1991)
Great Bliss, Vol. 2
(1991)
Flight of I
(1992)

Great Bliss, Vol. 2 is an album by American jazz saxophonist David S. Ware, the second installment of a two-albums project recorded in 1990 and released on the Swedish Silkheart label. As in the companion Great Bliss, Vol. 1, besides tenor sax Ware plays saxello, stritch and flute.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

In his review for AllMusic, Don Snowden states "If you can only have just one, Great Bliss, Vol. 2 is definitely the pick for painting a much better picture of David S. Ware's quartet as a cohesive musical entity."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David S. Ware
  1. "One Two Three" - 12:00
  2. "Emptiness" - 4:00
  3. "Primary Piece III"- 8:30
  4. "Saxelloscape Two" - 5:00
  5. "The Child Without - The Child Within" - 10:50
  6. "Strichland" - 12:15
  7. "Low Strata" - 6:20
  8. "Reign of Peace" - 11:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Bliss, Vol. 2 at Silkheart Records
  2. ^ a b Snowden, Don. David Ware – Great Bliss, Vol. 2: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  3. ^ 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.