Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 3, 2014
Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 90:39 min | 209 MB
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: TUM Records Oy

The Great Lakes Suites introduces us to composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's latest small ensemble: the Great Lakes Quartet. A true super group in creative music, it includes two legends in their own right, saxophonist/flutist Henry Threadgill and drummer Jack DeJohnette, with both of whom Smith first played in Chicago in the late 1960s during the early days of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).
Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis & John Zorn - Sonic Rivers (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis & John Zorn - Sonic Rivers (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:17 min | 104 MB
Genre: Free Jazz | Label: Tzadik

Tzadik introduces its new SPECTRUM series with a very special and exciting new group featuring three of the most creative wind players in new music. Friends and colleagues since the ’70s, these three musicians share a vision of improvisation and composition that is unique, virtuosic and cooperative. Performing compositions and collective improvisations, they sculpt sound and silence with masterly assurance. Surprising yet completely inevitable, this is an essential document of improvisational music in the 21st century by three contemporary masters.

Wadada Leo Smith - Divine Love (1979)  

Posted by Bezz at May 5, 2012
Wadada Leo Smith - Divine Love (1979)

Wadada Leo Smith - Divine Love (1979)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 410 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Label ~ ECM Records/1143

Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira - Dark Lady Of The Sonnets (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 2, 2012
Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira - Dark Lady Of The Sonnets (2011)

Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira - Dark Lady Of The Sonnets (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:10 min | 124 MB
Genre: Free Jazz, Avant-garde | Label: TUM Records

Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira is an ensemble that works within the idiom of American creative music but also in the realms of the Mbira music of the Shona culture in Zimbabwe and even traditional Chinese music. With pipa player Min Xiao-Fen and drummer Pheeroan akLaff, Wadada Leo Smith has produced an album that is powerful and instantly captivating, ancient and contemporary at the same time. Dark Lady of the Sonnets contains five compositions by Smith, ranging from a memorial for his late mother Sarah Bell Wallace to the title-track inspired by the great Billie Holiday.

Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (4CD)  Music

Posted by karfaks at Oct. 1, 2011
Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (4CD)

Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (4CD)
FLAC | image + cue | EAC logs | scans | 1.26 Gb (5% recov.)
avant-garde, free jazz, free improvisation | Filesonic, Hotfile, Wupload | 2004
Tzadik Key Series TZ 7610-4

From 1971–1979 Wadada Leo Smith released four albums on his own, privately pressed label Kabell. Under the supervision of the composer, this material has now been collected, remastered and coupled with over two hours of unreleased bonus tracks, including the second set of the influential Reflectativity concert and the legendary Mapenzi solo concert from 1976.

Wadada Leo Smith's Organic - Heart's Reflections 2CD (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 16, 2011
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic - Heart's Reflections 2CD (2011)

Wadada Leo Smith's Organic - Heart's Reflections 2CD (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 114:00 min | 214,3 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Cuneiform Records

For Mies van der Rohe, the saying "less is more" might be true. But for trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, more is always more. Heart's Reflections is his fifth release for Cuneiform Records and, like his three prior efforts, a double CD.

Wadada Leo Smith - Reflectativity (2000)  Music

Posted by Bezz at May 27, 2011
Wadada Leo Smith - Reflectativity (2000)

Wadada Leo Smith - Reflectativity (2000)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ Tzadik Records/TZ 7060

This new version of Wadada Leo Smith's classic Reflectativity from 1972 – now a memorial for Duke Ellington – shows his compositional strengths as fully developed, even at that time. Yet, in this piece, he reworks his own notation to open up his lyrical side over his improvisational dimension. His unusual notation – which resembles Anthony Braxton's of the period and later – was actually a system being worked out over the range of multi-tonalities and improvisational possibilities within the erected framework. ~ AllMusic
 Wadada Leo Smith - Luminous Axis [The Caravans Of Winter And Summer]  (2002)

Wadada Leo Smith - Luminous Axis [The Caravans Of Winter And Summer]
Jazz | 2002 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 125 MB | Time 55:13 | Front Cover

Wadada Leo Smith has been a leading proponent of the creation of a new world music since the late '60s, in confluence with Chicago's AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). Much like Don Cherry, Smith draws from a broad palate of world musics, and he's a musical pioneer of the highest order.

Wadada Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette - America (2009)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at June 18, 2009
Wadada Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette - America (2009)

Wadada Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette - America
Jazz | 2009 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 123 MB | Time 53:08 | Front Cover
FLAC: Tracks + log => 315 MB

Originally proposed to ECM Records in 1979, the collaboration of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and drummer Jack DeJohnette has finally found new life in America. Recorded last year in Bill Laswell's New Jersey studio (but without his heavy-handed production aesthetic), this unadorned acoustic session documents two of the world's most versatile and virtuosic improvisers working through a set of six new compositions written by Smith.

Wadada Leo Smith And Anthony Braxton - Organic Resonance (2003)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at March 20, 2009
Wadada Leo Smith And Anthony Braxton - Organic Resonance (2003)

Wadada Leo Smith And Anthony Braxton - Organic Resonance
Jazz | 2003 | MP3 320Kbps¬151 MB | Time 53:17 | Covers