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Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith
Born: Dec 18, 1941 in Leland, MS
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: A consistently adventurous trumpeter who has stuck to playing avant-garde jazz and classical music throughout his career, Leo Smith's dry, introverted style (which makes extensive use of space) is a strong contrast to the more jubilant flights of Lester Bowie. Smith originally played drums, mellophone, ...Read full biography
Heart's Reflections
Released: 2011
Label: Cuneiform Records
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Wadada Leo Smith's large ensemble Organic made their first appearance on the second disc of his 2009 double CD, Spiritual Dimensions; this, though, is the group's first set of studio recordings. In the ...Read full review
Red Sulphur Sky
Released: 2001
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Wadada Leo Smith has been on a creative tear since his disc Kulture Jazz appeared on ECM in the mid-'90s. John Zorn's Tzadik label has been host to some of Smith's most aesthetically adventurous and satisfying ...Read full review
More Wadada Leo Smith albums: Main Albums (37), Compilations (3), DVD/Video (1)