Happy Birthday Wadada Leo Smith. ‘Leo Rising’

This day (December 18, 1941), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Wadada Leo Smith, a trumpeter and composer of avant-garde jazz.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Awakening Emmett Till (2017) . w/ The Stone (2015) . w/ Golden Quartet @ Jazzadlia in San Sebastián (2014) . w/ John Lindberg – Live in Switzerland (2012) . Documentary . w/ Louis Moholo, Steve Noble – Live in London (2010) . w/ Golden Quartet – Eclipse (2005) .

TOP 10

Wadada Leo Smith Top 10 :

Big Fun / Hollywuud . Ethipia Africa . Uncoiling . Orbit 2 . Love . Beauty Is A Rarity . Agharta Prelude . Cosmoil . Uprising . SL/AB-1 .

MORE VIDEOS

[2014] pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith duet at The Stone in New-York City >> 19 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet – that is Wadada Leo Smith (tp), Anthony Davis (p), John Lindberg (b) and Pheeroan akLaff (d) – plus video artist Jesse Gilbert and strings ensemble RedCoral are at Jazzfestival Saalfelden in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Austria >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (December 18, 1941), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Wadada Leo Smith, a trumpeter and composer of avant-garde jazz.

Official Website : Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser, Wadada Leo Smith has been active in creative contemporary music for over forty years. His systemic music language Ankhrasmation is significant in his development as an artist and educator.

@allmusic : A consistently adventurous trumpeter who has stuck to playing avant-garde jazz 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.

@last.fm : He played again with Anthony Braxton as well as recording with Derek Bailey’s Company. In the mid-eighties, Smith became Rastafarian and began using the name Wadada. In 1993, he began teaching at Cal Arts, a position he currently holds.

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