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Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith
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United States
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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (born December 18, 1941) is an American trumpeter and composer, working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. He was one of three finalists for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Ten Freedom Summers, released on May 22, 2012.
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http://www.wadadaleosmith.com
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Releases on file (22)
Wadada Leo Smith — Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs Wadada Leo Smith — Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs
(TUM Records 057, 2019, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori — Aspiration Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori — Aspiration
(Libra 204-043, 2017, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa
(TUM Records 049, 2017, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk Wadada Leo Smith — Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
(TUM Records 053, 2017, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — America's National Parks Wadada Leo Smith — America's National Parks
(Cuneiform Rune 430/431, 2016, 2CD)
Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith — A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith — A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
(ECM 2486, 2016, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg — Celestial Weather Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg — Celestial Weather
(TUM Records 046, 2015, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — The Great Lakes Suites Wadada Leo Smith — The Great Lakes Suites
(TUM Records 041, 2014, 2CD)
Red Hill — Red Hill Red Hill — Red Hill
(RareNoise RNR044, 2014, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo — Ancestors Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo — Ancestors
(TUM Records 029, 2012, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Ten Freedom Summers Wadada Leo Smith — Ten Freedom Summers
(Cuneiform Rune 350/351/352/353, 2012, 4CD)
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic — Heart's Reflections Wadada Leo Smith's Organic — Heart's Reflections
(Cuneiform Rune 330/331, 2011, 2CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions
(Cuneiform Rune 290/291, 2009, 2CD)
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh
(Cuneiform Rune 270, 2008, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Upriver Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Upriver
(Cuneiform Rune 201/202, 2005, 2CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Lake Biwa Wadada Leo Smith — Lake Biwa
(Tzadik TZ 8008, 2004, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Sky Garden Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Sky Garden
(Cuneiform Rune 191/192, 2004, 2CD)
Spring Heel Jack — The Sweetness of the Water Spring Heel Jack — The Sweetness of the Water
(Thirsty Ear THI57146.2, 2004, CD)
Various Artists — VisionFest : VisionLive Various Artists — VisionFest : VisionLive
(Thirsty Ear THI 57131.2, 2003, CD+DVD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Luminous Axis (Caravans of Winter and Summer) Wadada Leo Smith — Luminous Axis (Caravans of Winter and Summer)
(Tzadik TZ 7083, 2002, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles!
(Shanachie 5046, 1998, 2CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Procession of the Great Ancestry Wadada Leo Smith — Procession of the Great Ancestry
(Nessa ncd-26, 1989/2009, CD)

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