Wadada Leo Smith

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)  

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

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

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.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

A cosmic rhythm with each stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but the present album is the first documentation of their duo work, produced by Manfred Eicher at New York’s Avatar Studios in October 2015. The centre-piece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Trumpet

In his liner notes to A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, pianist/electronicist Vijay Iyer writes that while working in trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet/Quintet between 2005 and 2010, the pair often became "a unit within a unit." Evidenced by Tabligh in 2008 and Golden Quintet's half of the 2009 double-disc Spiritual Dimensions, this album (marking the trumpeter's first appearance on ECM in more than two decades) underscores that assertion via distillation. It is one of essences. It reveals the intricacies of music-making according to principles of instinct as well as close listening. Iyer's opening "Passage" is a surprise. The pianist's gently investigatory chords and thematic harmonics offer the hallmarks of a chamber piece.
Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest (2013) {Clean Feed}

Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest (2013) {Clean Feed}
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Genre: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

Beautiful albums do not need many words. Pianist and composer Angelica Sanchez has invited Wadada Leo Smith to join her for a duo album, recorded in April of last year. Sanchez is a member of the trumpeter's "Organic" Ensemble, whose "Heart's Reflections" also received a 5-star rating on this blog. Smith made one trumpet-piano duo album before, "Interludes Of Breath & Substance" with Matthew Goodheart, which was good, but this one is truly excellent.
Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette - America (2009) {Tzadik}

Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette - America (2009) {Tzadik}
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Jazz / Classical / Chamber Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Free

Two creative music legends who share a remarkable spiritual connection in their first duo outing. Originally proposed to ECM in 1979 and rejected, this rare musical treasure is a project that has been brewing for thirty years. Featuring six new compositions by one of the most consistently brilliant composer/performers out of the legendary AACM, and telepathic interplay by two virtuoso instrumentalists who have been pushing the musical envelope since the 1960s, Red Trumpet is one of the highlights of this or any other year. Recorded at Bill Laswell's New Jersey studio, the sound is impeccable and the music incendiary.

Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites (2014)  

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, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balázs Pándi - Red Hill (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balázs Pándi - Red Hill (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:19 min | 153 MB
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: RareNoise Records

Fueled by the urgent high note blasts and expressive muted trumpet work of avant garde icon Wadada Leo Smith and underscored by and uncanny group-think of RareNoise stalwarts Jamie Saft (Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, The New Standard) on keyboards, Joe Morris (Plymouth, Slobber Pup, One) on upright bass and Balazs Pandi (Obake, Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, One) on drums, Red Hill is a kind of clarion call for the new avant garde. A dynamic, highly intuitive offering, Red Hill is full of tensions and releases and characterized by dramatic use of space juxtaposed with turbulent crescendos by the provocative collective.
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.