WADADA LEO SMITH

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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith is a trumpet-player, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. He was born December 18, 1941, in Leland, Mississippi. His early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands where he played drums, mellophone and French horn before he settled on the trumpet. At the age of thirteen, he became immersed within the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his father, the U.S. Military band program (1963), Sherwood School of Music (1967-69), and Wesleyan University (1975-76) where he studied ethnomusicology.

He has taught at the University of New Haven 1975-76, the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY. 1975-78, and Bard College 1987-93. He is currently a professor of Music at the California Institute of the Arts, and is the director of the MFA program in African American Improvisation. He is a member of ASCAP Association for the Advancement of Creative
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America's National ParksAmerica's National Parks
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Wadada Leo Smith & Gunter Baby Sommer - Wisdom In Time (CD Used Very Good) Wadada Leo Smith & Gunter Baby Sommer - Wisdom In Time (CD Used Very Good) USD $18.14 Buy It Now 9 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Red Hill [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Red Hill [New CD] USD $11.52 Buy It Now 9 days
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Occupy the World [Digipak] by Tumo/Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Jun-2013, 2 Discs, Tum) Occupy the World [Digipak] by Tumo/Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Jun-2013, 2 Discs, Tum) USD $15.99 Buy It Now 9 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - America [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - America [New CD] USD $16.30 Buy It Now 9 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Procession of the Great Ancestry [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Procession of the Great Ancestry [New CD] USD $15.22 Buy It Now 9 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Saturn Conjunct the Grand Canyon [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Saturn Conjunct the Grand Canyon [New CD] USD $17.79 Buy It Now 10 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections And Meditati [CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections And Meditati [CD] USD $17.91 Buy It Now 11 days
Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections And Meditati [CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections And Meditati [CD] USD $17.50 Buy It Now 11 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Great Lakes Suite [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Great Lakes Suite [New CD] USD $20.15 Buy It Now 11 days
ANTHONY BRAXTON 3 Compositions of New Jazz Wadada Leo Smith Delmark LP 1st press ANTHONY BRAXTON 3 Compositions of New Jazz Wadada Leo Smith Delmark LP 1st press USD $69.97 Buy It Now 11 days
Wadada Leo Smith - Procession of the Great Ancestry [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Procession of the Great Ancestry [New CD] USD $16.88 Buy It Now 11 days
Golden Quartet by Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet CD NEW FACTORY SEALED Golden Quartet by Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet CD NEW FACTORY SEALED USD $14.95 Buy It Now 11 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Red Sulphur [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Red Sulphur [New CD] USD $14.46 Buy It Now 12 days
Wadada Leo Smith: Solo: Reflections and Mediations On Monk (CD) Wadada Leo Smith: Solo: Reflections and Mediations On Monk (CD) USD $25.45 Buy It Now 12 days
Yo Miles! by Henry Kaiser/Yo Miles!/Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Aug-1998, 2 Discs,... Yo Miles! by Henry Kaiser/Yo Miles!/Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Aug-1998, 2 Discs,... USD $25.04 Buy It Now 13 days
WADADA LEO SMITH - Spiritual Dimensions - 2 CD - **Mint Condition** WADADA LEO SMITH - Spiritual Dimensions - 2 CD - **Mint Condition** USD $42.95 Buy It Now 13 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Snakish [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - Snakish [New CD] USD $17.31 Buy It Now 13 days
JOHN TILBURY/WADADA LEO SMITH/ROSCOE MITCHELL/PAULINE OLIVEROS (COMPOSER) - NESS JOHN TILBURY/WADADA LEO SMITH/ROSCOE MITCHELL/PAULINE OLIVEROS (COMPOSER) - NESS USD $14.21 Buy It Now 13 days
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Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith with Pat Thomas And Steve Noble - Hackn... Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith with Pat Thomas And Steve Noble - Hackn... USD $29.95 Buy It Now 13 days
VIJAY IYER/WADADA LEO SMITH - A COSMIC RHYTHM WITH EACH STROKE  NEW CD FREE SHIP VIJAY IYER/WADADA LEO SMITH - A COSMIC RHYTHM WITH EACH STROKE NEW CD FREE SHIP USD $16.46 Buy It Now 13 days
Wadada Leo Smith, W.L. Smith - Light Upon Light [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith, W.L. Smith - Light Upon Light [New CD] USD $15.81 Buy It Now 14 days
Wadada Leo Smith Jack DeJohnette Anthony Davis Golden Quartet CD Wadada Leo Smith Jack DeJohnette Anthony Davis Golden Quartet CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15 days
Wadada Leo Smith and N'Da Kulture - Golden Hearts Remembrance CD 1997, Chap Chap Wadada Leo Smith and N'Da Kulture - Golden Hearts Remembrance CD 1997, Chap Chap USD $10.34 Buy It Now 15 days
Iyer Vijay/Wadada Leo Smith-A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stro  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW Iyer Vijay/Wadada Leo Smith-A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stro (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $17.01 Buy It Now 16 days
Wadada Leo Smith - America's National Parks [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith - America's National Parks [New CD] USD $20.86 Buy It Now 16 days
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Henry Kaise -Wadada Leo Smith/Yo Miles! - Yo Miles! [CD] Henry Kaise -Wadada Leo Smith/Yo Miles! - Yo Miles! [CD] USD $23.72 Buy It Now 17 days
Wadada Leo Smith-Tabligh (UK IMPORT) CD NEW Wadada Leo Smith-Tabligh (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $12.72 Buy It Now 17 days
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Wadada Leo Smith - Tabligh (CD Used Very Good) Wadada Leo Smith - Tabligh (CD Used Very Good) USD $15.37 Buy It Now 17 days
WADADA LEO SMITH - NAJWA (CD) WADADA LEO SMITH - NAJWA (CD) USD $15.99 Buy It Now 18 days
ANDREW CYRILLE; WADADA LEO SMITH ; BILL FRISELL LEBROBA (LP Vinyl) Preorder ANDREW CYRILLE; WADADA LEO SMITH ; BILL FRISELL LEBROBA (LP Vinyl) Preorder USD $39.99 Buy It Now 18 days
WADADA LEO SMITH: The Great Lakes Suites 2014 Finland TUM Jazz 2x CD NM WADADA LEO SMITH: The Great Lakes Suites 2014 Finland TUM Jazz 2x CD NM USD $25.00 Buy It Now 18 days
Composer Portrait Series: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith Composer Portrait Series: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith USD $15.70 Buy It Now 18 days
Wadada Leo Smith, W.L. Smith - Lake Biwa [New CD] Wadada Leo Smith, W.L. Smith - Lake Biwa [New CD] USD $15.23 Buy It Now 18 days
WADADA LEO SMITH'S GOLDEN QUARTET - JAZZ CD ALBUM 2000 TZADIK (US ISSUE) WADADA LEO SMITH'S GOLDEN QUARTET - JAZZ CD ALBUM 2000 TZADIK (US ISSUE) USD $16.71 Buy It Now 19 days
SPRING HEEL JACK/WADADA LEO SMITH with PAT THOMAS/STEVE NOBLE - Hackney Road SPRING HEEL JACK/WADADA LEO SMITH with PAT THOMAS/STEVE NOBLE - Hackney Road USD $24.04 Buy It Now 19 days
WADADA LEO SMITH - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 - CD - Box Set - **NEW/STILL SEALED** WADADA LEO SMITH - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 - CD - Box Set - **NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $48.75 Buy It Now 19 days
Spiritual Dimensions by Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Sep-2009, 2 Discs, Cuneiform Recor Spiritual Dimensions by Wadada Leo Smith (CD, Sep-2009, 2 Discs, Cuneiform Recor USD $24.99 Buy It Now 19 days
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WADADA LEO SMITH Discography

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WADADA LEO SMITH Creative Music - 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creative Music - 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
WADADA LEO SMITH Budding of a Rose album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Budding of a Rose
Third Stream 1979
WADADA LEO SMITH Spirit Catcher album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirit Catcher
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
WADADA LEO SMITH Divine Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Divine Love
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
WADADA LEO SMITH Solo Music Ahkreanvention album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Music Ahkreanvention
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
WADADA LEO SMITH Rastafari album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rastafari
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
WADADA LEO SMITH Procession of the Great Ancestry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Procession of the Great Ancestry
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
WADADA LEO SMITH Kulture Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kulture Jazz
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
WADADA LEO SMITH Tao-Njia album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Tao-Njia
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WADADA LEO SMITH Prataksis album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Prataksis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
WADADA LEO SMITH Light Upon Light album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light Upon Light
Third Stream 1999
WADADA LEO SMITH Reflectativity album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Reflectativity
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
WADADA LEO SMITH Golden Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
WADADA LEO SMITH Dreams and Secrets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreams and Secrets
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
WADADA LEO SMITH Red Sulphur Sky album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Red Sulphur Sky
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
WADADA LEO SMITH The Year of the Elephant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Year of the Elephant
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
WADADA LEO SMITH Luminous Axis (The Caravans of Winter and Summer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luminous Axis (The Caravans of Winter and Summer)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
WADADA LEO SMITH Lake Biwa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lake Biwa
Third Stream 2004
WADADA LEO SMITH Snakish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snakish
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WADADA LEO SMITH Wisdom in Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wisdom in Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WADADA LEO SMITH Abbey Road Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abbey Road Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith / Jack DeJohnette : America album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith / Jack DeJohnette : America
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira ‎: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira ‎: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections album cover 3.95 | 2 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections
Eclectic Fusion 2011
WADADA LEO SMITH Ancestors  (with Louis Moholo-Moholo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ancestors (with Louis Moholo-Moholo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
WADADA LEO SMITH Occupy The World album cover 3.43 | 2 ratings
Occupy The World
Third Stream 2013
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith / George Lewis / John Zorn : Sonic Rivers album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith / George Lewis / John Zorn : Sonic Rivers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WADADA LEO SMITH The Great Lakes Suites album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Great Lakes Suites
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris & Balázs Pándi : Red Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris & Balázs Pándi : Red Hill
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada   Leo Smith /Hardedge : The Nile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith /Hardedge : The Nile
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg : Celestial Weather album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg : Celestial Weather
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
WADADA LEO SMITH America's National Parks album cover 4.48 | 2 ratings
America's National Parks
21st Century Modern 2016
WADADA LEO SMITH Najwa album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Najwa
Fusion 2017
WADADA LEO SMITH Solo-Reflections And Meditations On Monk album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Solo-Reflections And Meditations On Monk
21st Century Modern 2017
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Ikue Mori : Aspiration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Ikue Mori : Aspiration
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

WADADA LEO SMITH EPs & splits

WADADA LEO SMITH live albums

WADADA LEO SMITH Reflectativity (New Dalta Ahkri) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflectativity (New Dalta Ahkri)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
WADADA LEO SMITH Song Of Humanity (Kanto Pri Homaro) (as New Dalta Ahkri) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song Of Humanity (Kanto Pri Homaro) (as New Dalta Ahkri)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
WADADA LEO SMITH The Mass On The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mass On The World
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
WADADA LEO SMITH Touch the Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Touch the Earth
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
WADADA LEO SMITH Go in Numbers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go in Numbers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
WADADA LEO SMITH Human Rights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Human Rights
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
WADADA LEO SMITH Cosmos Has Spirit (with Sabu Toyozumi) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmos Has Spirit (with Sabu Toyozumi)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
WADADA LEO SMITH Golden Hearts Remembrance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hearts Remembrance
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
WADADA LEO SMITH Condor, Autumn Wind (with Harumi Makino Smith) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Condor, Autumn Wind (with Harumi Makino Smith)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
WADADA LEO SMITH Grand Oak Trees At Dawn / String Quartet No. 1 / String Quartet No. 3 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grand Oak Trees At Dawn / String Quartet No. 1 / String Quartet No. 3 "Black Church" / Bardsdale (with Southwest Chamber Music)
Third Stream 2000
WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith - Anthony Braxton ‎: Organic Resonance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wadada Leo Smith - Anthony Braxton ‎: Organic Resonance
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
WADADA LEO SMITH Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace (with Anthony Braxton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace (with Anthony Braxton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
WADADA LEO SMITH 50⁸ (with Susie Ibarra, John Zorn) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50⁸ (with Susie Ibarra, John Zorn)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
WADADA LEO SMITH Compassion (with Adam Rudolph) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compassion (with Adam Rudolph)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
WADADA LEO SMITH Golden Quartet: Tabligh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Quartet: Tabligh
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
WADADA LEO SMITH Spiritual Dimensions album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Spiritual Dimensions
Eclectic Fusion 2009
WADADA LEO SMITH The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (with Ed Blackwell ) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (with Ed Blackwell )
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
WADADA LEO SMITH Ten Freedom Summers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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WADADA LEO SMITH America's National Parks

Album · 2016 · 21st Century Modern
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Matt
“Tracing back to Wadada Leo Smith’s most recent epic masterpieces, The Great Lakes Suites and especially Ten Freedom Summers” ( excerpt from the album’s notes) concerning the double album “America’s National Parks” construction and contents”. Wadada has changed how he does musical writing and notations with his theory of Ankhrasmation which uses a set of four colours and depending where they are positioned on the chart, left or right being slow or fast with six rhythm units included that start long and then become short with the cover for his album “Sonic Rivers” showing one example of this type of intonations and how “America’s National Park” was composed with the orchestra having a fixed bound input and the soloist free to go where he wants. The ensemble that was used for the album was Wadada’s Golden Quintet which has had quite a change in its line up throughout the years with this current one containing Anthony Davis on piano, Ashley Walters, cello, His old cohort John Lindberg on bass, Pheeroan akLaff, drumming and of course Wadada on trumpet as well as directing the ensemble. One other mention is Jesse Gilbert being a video artist as when the pieces were recorded film was running in front of the ensemble for each National Park pertaining to which piece was being played for it. Although not technically Free Jazz it does have on the album an element of it concerning the soloists.

“New Orleans: The National Culture Park USA 1718” opens being a 21 minute in length composition with Pheeroan akLaff drum’s and Wadada’s trumpet commencing proceedings and the band following in fairly quickly as the music seems to be slowly getting stretched with more and more extensions from the trumpet and Anthony Davis’ piano becoming gradually more complex with the cello seemingly being pushed more to the front but the music does change when Davis’s piano returns with quite a lovely complex solo of varying times and then John Lindberg gets pushed to the front on bass for a delightful bass solo and input which gradually is moved out of the way for Ashley Davis on cello to have a shot with Wadada coming back to close things up. There are two other compositions Eileen Jackson Southern, 1920-2002; A Literary National Park” and “Yellowstone: The First National Park and The Sprit of America- The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872” following and although “Eileen Jackson Southern” not being quite as dramatic in sound as “Yellowstone” but that does not mean “Yellowstone” is bombastic either with its gradual opening containing seemingly more space than the prior composition. and I love Anthony’s piano solo within.

Disc 2: Three more suites are included opening “The Mississippi River: Dark and Deep Dreams Flow The River-a National Memorial Park c. 5000 BC and as the first on Disc 1 it is the longest track running for 31 minutes with each musician having quite an individual input and often in short bursts entirely alone within the composition often punctuated with sharp trumpet interjections from Wadada but you could not name it as call and response either for this extremely interesting number where later into the composition Anthony Davis is playing the same four notes repetitively with Wadada’s trumpet just soaring in bursts with more change still to come within. “Sequoia/Kings Canyon national Parks: The Giant forest, Great Canyon, Cliffs, Peaks, Waterfalls and Cave systems 1890” having the longest title is actually the shortest track with piano and trumpet and plenty of space brought to the fore with the album finishing up with the majestic “Yosemite: The Glaciers, the Falls, the wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890”

Highly original and interesting album which won awards in 2017. Although it is about the Parks, the politics concerning them played just as big a part in the album’s compositions and one would be going to find anything even close to similar in releases unless Wadada did it himself. Getting a bit tired with Bop, Third Stream, Fusion and Avante Garde well try this one for something refreshingly different.

WADADA LEO SMITH Najwa

Album · 2017 · Fusion
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Matt
Variety seems to be the key with the latest batch of releases from Wadada Leo Smith with “Najwa” continuing that mode in an exceptional manner. The prior album “ America’s National Parks” played by Wadada’s Golden Quintet was quite an outstanding effort and deservingly so, being highly regarded after the double album’s release last year in 2016. “Najwa” is quite a different beast being Fusion but this is not Miles Davis or The Mahavishnu Orchestra albeit there are elements contained but due to Bill Laswell’s presence on the album playing electric bass, providing the Mix and the addition of four Electric Guitarists, we are veering just as close to Praxis and Material.

Jazz though is still the key “Ornette Coleman’s Harmolodic Sonic Hierograhic Forms: A Reasonance Change In The Millennium” is performed as a suite with varying times and some stunning trumpet from Wadada in conjunction with the guitarists providing quite a diverse sound with their input but Bill Laswell’s bass is grumbling and booming in the distinct manner that he play’s right along with them. Track 3 “Najwa” is a short dreamy piece. I have to admit when I first saw the title for the next track “Ronald Shannon Jackson: The Master of Symphonic Drumming and Multi Sonic Rhythms, Inscription of a Rare Beauty” I was ready for long percussion pieces but not so, although drum driven there is plenty addition from the band with some great guitar work injected with Wadada’s trumpet thankfully. “The Empress, Lady Day: In a Rainbow Garden, with Yellow-Gold Hot Springs, Surrounded by Exotic Plants and Flowers” finishes the album up in a contemplative manner with pieces from the various musicians floating across an ambient ether that only Bill Laswell could Mix. Track 2 the dedication to John Coltrane has the same high standard.

WADADA LEO SMITH Solo-Reflections And Meditations On Monk

Album · 2017 · 21st Century Modern
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Matt
Solo trumpet sounds a bit dicey but Wadada Leo Smith pulls it of beautifully. I noticed the selections are more towards Monk's slower tempo compositions which seemed to be a wise choice for this concept. Three of the compositions are Wadada's own with the rest being Monk's. Having the music stripped to just solo trumpet it is often the fragments of the tunes whilst being played that just drift the melodies in

"Ruby My Dear", "Crepuscule with Nellie", "Round Midnight" and the not often played early comp "Reflections" are outstanding in their interpretation but that is not to say that Wadada's compositions are any less either bringing quite an interesting balance to the album with perhaps "Monk and His Five Point Ring At The Five Spot Cafe" which gives a nudge to Monk's most renowned Live album, "Thelonious in Action" being my pick.

If you know your Monk you should love hearing these masterful echoes provided my Smith's solo trumpet throughout but if you don't grab a copy of "Monk's Music" and "Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1" where the majority of the original compositions performed by Smith on this recording lay and work from there to gain a better grip and understanding to where Wadada is coming from with the concept to this album. Beautiful and different stuff

WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg : Celestial Weather

Album · 2015 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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snobb
Finnish TUM label is a home for US giant trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith most significant European recordings,mostly all monumental by form and size (incl. some double-CD studio releases). Smith's most current music isn't easy accessible,but is uniquely deep and represents one of the best modern creative genres borders crossing jazz around.

Wadada's newest TUM release isn't another monumental work as we could expect though. "Celestial Weather" is a collection of bare-naked minimalist duets with Smith' regular acoustic bassist John Lindberg, all duo's originals.

Divided to three parts, "Celestial Weather" demonstrates another side of Wadada - with same bassist he plays for decades Wadada feels very comfortable on almost chamber pre-composed pieces and very free-improvisational songs.

Recorded just by trumpeter and double bassist duo,this album is surprisingly filled with music. Sounds are clear and often quite ascetic,but it is not an album where nothing happens or where silence is a big part of recorded sound. It is quite different from Smith more bombastic works and probably not every fan of Great Lakes Suites or Ten Freedom Summers will like "Celestial Weather", but in on its own way this new release is a really important example of Wadada's creative legacy.

WADADA LEO SMITH Wadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell ‎: The Stone

Live album · 2014 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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snobb
One of Chicago avant-garde jazz icon, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) early member (from 1967),composer & musical theorist,trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith during last decade enjoys exclusive attention from advanced jazz and contemporary music fans. Only during last five years he released twelve new albums(including three double and one 4xCD set),all of good or excellent quality. His last year's "Great Lakes Suites"(TUM Records) is one of most often mentioned advanced albums in all possible 2014 year's top lists.

Bassist,sound experimenter and producer Bill Laswell is not less known person in the world of adventurous music. He is one of most respectable musicians in the field of jazz / improvisation related dub, has long lasting history collaborating with John Zorn and other New York down town leading artists.

Smith/Laswell live duo album, recorded during Laswell's residence in New York's The Stone in 2014,can easily slip unnoticed even by attentive fans since it's released as digital file only on Laswell's own M.O.D. Technologies label. It would be a real loss since it contains really great music.

Quite surprisingly for music,recorded and produced by Laswell, this one 38-minutes long composition doesn't contain many electronics and recording studio technological tricks.What we have here is liquid dark Laswell ambient bass pulsation and Wadada's fantastic trumpet piercing over it. Music is dark but far not depressive, even spacious, and all long musical piece somehow recalls Wadada's "The Great Lakes Suite". Same nature's monumental greatness, same almost pathetic simplicity,just in more minimalist form.For my great surprise two excellent but very different artists sound absolutely organic here presenting gorgeous music which is accessible and have a high lasting impact.

This release should not be missed by anyone who enjoyed Wadada's "Suites..." as well as anyone,interested in modern cross-genre advanced music.

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