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.

Kabell Years: 1971-1979 [2004]
  • 1. Nine (9) Stones On A Mountain (5:29)
  • 2. Improvisation No.4 (7:16)
  • 3. Creative Music - 1 (11:57)
  • 4. Afmie - Poem Dance 3 (13:12)
  • 5. Ogotommêli: Dogon Sage (8:13)
  • 6. Ep - 1 (3:06)
  • 7. Ngoma: Gravity And Lightwaves (8:43)
  • 8. Seeds (4:18)
  • 9. Zekr (4:10)
  • 10. Until The Fire (11:28)
  • 11. Reflectavity (22:24)
  • 12. T Wmukl — D (18:47)
  • 13. North American Stomp (6:55)
  • 14. Visions (17:35)
  • 15. Transcendental Suite (10:07)
  • 16. Song of Humanity (5:16)
  • 17. Lexicon (7:40)
  • 18. Peacocks, Gazelles, Dogwood Trees & Six Silver Coins (8:34)
  • 19. Of Blues And Dreams (11:07)
  • 20. Pneuma (1:36)
  • 21. Tempio (7:06)
  • 22. Play Ebony Play Ivory (27:12)
  • 23. Life Sequence 1 (12:34)
  • 24. Love Is a Rare Beauty: Movements 1-5 (18:25)
  • 25. Aura (3:00)
  • 26. Ankrasmation (20:08)
  • 27. Atoke (3:24)
  • 28. Fana (7:10)
  • 29. The Zebra Goes Wild (10:44)