Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

free jazz, jazz, Avant-Garde, trumpet, Avant-Garde Jazz

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (18 December 1941 in Leland, Mississippi) is a trumpeter and composer working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. He started out playing drums, mellophone and French horn before he settled on the trumpet. He played in various rhythm-n-blues groups and by 1967 became a member of the AACM and co-founded the Creative Construction Company, a trio with Leroy Jenkins and Anthony Braxton. In 1971 Smith formed his own label, Kabell.

America's National Parks [2016]
  • 1. New Orleans: The National Culture Park USA 1718 (20:59)
  • 2. Eileen Jackson Southern,1920-2002: A Literary National Park (9:40)
  • 3. Yellowstone: The First National Park and the Spirit of America – The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872 (12:34)
  • 4. The Mississippi River: Dark and Deep Dreams Flow the River – a National Memorial Park c. 5000 BC (31:07)
  • 5. Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks: The Giant Forest, Great Canyon, Cliffs, Peaks, Waterfalls and Cave Systems 1890 (6:46)
  • 6. Yosemite: The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890 (15:23)