Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith & Adam Rudolph - Compassion (2006) [Meta-Kabell 010}

Wadada Leo Smith & Adam Rudolph - Compassion (2006) {Meta-Kabell 010}
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© 2006 Meta Records / Kabell Records | 010
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / World Fusion / Trumpet / Percussion

Long-time occasional collaborators Wadada Leo Smith and Adam Rudolph perform improvised/composed duets from a 2002 performance live at Venice's Electric Lodge on Compassion, newly released on Rudolph's Meta Records. Both are masters of their mediums: Rudolph plays a variety of percussion instruments and at least one wind instrument to sonically shade, color, and texturize; Smith uses trumpet and flugelhorn in conventional and extended ways to complement him. With improvisers of this depth, the journey takes many unexpected turns, all rewarding.

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 15, 2017
Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 341.31 Mb | 56:13 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion | Label: TUM Records - TUM CD 049

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's introductory liner notes to Najwa begin with Muddy Waters, so we'll begin there, too. Wadada Leo Smith was born in 1941, in Leland, Mississippi, around the time Alan Lomax showed up down in Clarksdale, Miss., to record—among many others—McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters. The Lomax field recordings of Waters and his band became the album Down On Stovall's Plantation (Universe Records, 1966). It was an all acoustic affair. Then, shortly after these tunes were recorded, Waters moved to Chicago, discovered the advantages of the electric guitar and plugged in, and lined up a relationship with Chess Records that changed American music.
Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:30 min | 245 MB
Label: TUM Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Wadada Leo Smith comes to the music of Thelonious Monk from a childhood admiration of the artist. As a pre-teen he was already playing trumpet and composing and instinctively knew that Monk's understanding of music and sound would influence his own creativity. Smith believes that the quintessence of Monk can best be found in his solo work. The same can be said for Smith who has produced two previous solo collections including Creative Music—1 (1972) and Solo Music: Ahkreanvention (1979), both on the Kabell label.

Wadada Leo Smith / Vinny Golia / Bertram Turetzky - Prataksis (1997)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 20, 2017
Wadada Leo Smith / Vinny Golia / Bertram Turetzky - Prataksis (1997)

Wadada Leo Smith/Vinny Golia/Bertram Turetzky - Prataksis (1997)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 150 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

Prataksis is a 1997 collaboration album between jazz musicians Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia and Bertram Turetzky. This was released by Nine Winds Records.
Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:17 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The two had played together extensively but this album is their first collaborative album, recorded in New York City in October 2015. The centrepiece of the programme is the mostly-improvised and spellbinding title suite, dedicated to innovative Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi, whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Iyer's piano and Smith's trumpet interact here with creative sensitivity to tone, texture and space.
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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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2486
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}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 20, 2015
Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette - America (2009) {Tzadik}

Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette - America (2009) {Tzadik}
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© 2009 Tzadik | Tzadik Key Series | TZ 7628
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)  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).