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.

Red Hill [2014]
  • 1. Gneiss (12:20)
  • 2. Janus Face (14:33)
  • 3. Agpaitic (7:51)
  • 4. Tragic Wisdom (12:44)
  • 5. Debts of Honor (9:35)
  • 6. Arfvedsonite (9:16)

2014 RareNoise Records Tracklist: 1. Gneiss - 12:21 2. Janus Face - 14:34 3. Agpaitic - 7:51 4. Tragic Wisdom - 12:44 5. Debts Of Honor - 9:35 6. Arfvedsonite - 9:17 Total running time: 1 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds Personnel: Wadada Leo Smith : Trumpet Jamie Saft : Piano, Fender Rhodes Joe Morris : Upright Bass Balazs Pandi : Drums Read more on Last.fm.