I make great music, I am great with harmony, I have worked with the likes of J. Cole and Public Enemy
Jersey-born virtuosic saxophone master and composer Anthony Ware style is very versatile and unique, ranging from Hip Hop, Funk, R&B to Jazz and Gospel. He has conquered New York music scene and now performing all over the globe with his band Anthony Ware Coretet. Combining styles and genres, he believes that ‘you have to tell the truth of yourself, the history and the present to really do the art justice.’ Anthony could also be seen accompanying some of the world’s famous artists on tour such as Grammy Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, trumpeter Theo Croker’s DVRK funk, Chinese pop artist Khalil Fong. Ware also features on many records topping the list with J. Cole’s 2016 platinum album “4 Your Eyez Only” – number-one record in the country selling up until 363,000 copies just in its first week. Ware himself says that he is very committed to the music and the culture, this is why whenever he gets time off touring worldwide or playing sets in the US he comes teaches music in several organizations including Jazz House Kids and Speak Music Academy sharing the love for music and his vast experience.
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Superb musicianship! It doesn't matter what instrument I need parts for; HE DOES IT ALLL!!!!!!! Can't wait to work with him again on another project!
Top notch person and musician!
I see great things happening for this young but seasoned and extraordinary
Musician who has always been a humble gentleman!
Interview with Anthony Ware
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have recently recorded an album. I produced the record, wrote all the arrangements, and performed all four of my saxophones on it. My band went from a quintet to thirteen piece mini-bigband. I am proud of the arrangements that I wrote and I think the recording yielded some truly magical moments.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on some interesting takes on some old material.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Daniel Ware
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Do I have to choose? Analog is infinite and can't be replaced but where possible let's use digital to help.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to make the best product possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like creative process most of all.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can your instruments do this? Let's find out.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You are born with talent. No matter how good some people think I sound I am trying to get better every day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear, and tell me what you think.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Saxophone, Flute, Computer, Solar Charging pack, fishing pole?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been performing and recording for the last 15 years. I first started playing in the city with the likes of Gregory Porter. I began recording on a bunch of Jazz recordings while on the New York scene. I then moved to China briefly where I played with one of their biggest artists, Khalil Fong. After that, I began traveling the world and recording with artists like Grammy and Tony award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater; Grammy-nominated Theo Croker; Grammy and Tony award-winning Jennifer Holliday; and Multi-Platinum Recording artist J-Cole.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My personal music is heavily influenced by 90's hip hop, Gospel, Jamaican Church music, Jazz, and R&B.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder, he's a legend and I've learned a lot by listening to his music. It would be an honor to actually say I worked with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure you control your space first.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My biggest credits have been on hip hop tracks but I do a lot of Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I play the saxophone extremely well.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to be as appropriate as possible when fitting into a sonic landscape. I am also a skilled improviser and understand harmony well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work pretty systematically, first I will map out what needs to be done, write out music if necessary, and perform and edit.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a few different recording rigs. My main runs with a Slate Digital Audio Virtual Microphone setup. I also can record multiple tracks. I have multiple instruments: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Sax; Flute and Piccolo; Alto and Regular Clarinet; an Oboe; Full Drumset; and a 5 String Ibenez bass.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Stevie Wonder, Little Dragon, EW+F, John Coltrane, Ernie Henry, Richard Smallwood, and a host of others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly lay down horn lines and take solos for clients.