- Carlos Ward
His first instrument was the clarinet at age 13 when he lived in
Seattle, Washington. Later he attended the Navy School of Music and worked with Albert Mangelsdorffwhen he was stationed in Germany.
His first major effort was his work with
John Coltranein the period 1965-66 [cite book | author=Cole, Bill | title=John Coltrane | publisher=Schirmer | year=1976 | id=ISBN 0-870502-870499-9] , although not appearing on any records.
He had long-lasting association with Don Cherry: from "The Third World" (also with
Abdullah Ibrahim) through his appearance as featured soloist on the 1973 recording of Cherry's "Relativity Suite" to the band "Nu" during the 1980s and beyond.
His duet association with pianist
Abdullah Ibrahimhas also been significant to his career. Their 1982 Bracknell Festival appearance has been described as "delicate, poignant, austere ...conjuring a resonance from the simplest tune" [cite book | author=Lock, Graham | title=Chasing the Vibration | publisher=Stride | year=1994 | id=ISBN 1-873012-81-0] .
Ward was a member of
Cecil Taylor's group in the period immediately after altoist Jimmy Lyonsdeath in 1986.
He also was a member of
The Ed Blackwell Project, and led his own quartet in 1987 [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE4DD1E3BF932A1575AC0A961948260 1987 New York Times on the Carlos Ward Quartet] ] .
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