Wadada Leo Smith

Vrai nom:
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Profil:
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith is a trumpet-player, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. He was born December 18, 1941, in Leland, Mississippi. His early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands where he played drums, mellophone and French horn before he settled on the trumpet. At the age of thirteen, he became immersed within the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his father, the U.S. Military band program (1963), Sherwood School of Music (1967-69), and Wesleyan University (1975-76) where he studied ethnomusicology.

He has taught at the University of New Haven 1975-76, the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY. 1975-78, and Bard College 1987-93. He is currently a professor of Music at the California Institute of the Arts, and is the director of the MFA program in African American Improvisation. He is a member of ASCAP and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). He has received numerous awards as a composer and musician.

In the mid eighties, he became Rastafarian and began using the name Wadada.

He has composed music for solo, ensemble, classical and creative orchestra and stage works. His compositions have been performed by his own Nda-Kulture ensemble as well as numerous other contemporary music ensembles. He has performed with almost every important artist in the creative improvised music scene.

He is a co-founder of the Creative Construction Company with Leroy Jenkins and Anthony Braxton, and the founder of the New Dalta Ahkri which includes Henry Threadgill, Anthony Davis and Oliver Lake. His current group is the Golden Quartet. The original quartet featured Jack DeJohnette, Anthony Davis and Malachi Favors. The New Golden Gate Quartet consists of Smith, Vijay Iyer on piano, John Lindberg on bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums.
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TUM CD 037-2 Wadada Leo Smith - Occupy The World illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO - Occupy The World(2xCD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 037-2 Finland 2013 Vendre cette version
CF287CD Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest illustration d'album Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest(CD, Album) Clean Feed CF287CD Portugal 2013 Vendre cette version
RNR044 Wadada Leo Smith - Red Hill illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi* Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi* - Red Hill (Album) RareNoise Records RNR044 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
OM 2005 Wadada Leo Smith - Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz(File, Album) Other Minds OM 2005 US 2014
trd021 Wadada Leo Smith - Bishopsgate Concert illustration d'album Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith* / John Tilbury Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith* / John Tilbury - Bishopsgate Concert(CD, Album) Treader trd021 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
TUM CD 041-2 Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith The Great Lakes Suites(2xCD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 041-2 Finland 2014 Vendre cette version
TZ 4001 Wadada Leo Smith - Sonic Rivers illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith | George Lewis | John Zorn Wadada Leo Smith | George Lewis | John Zorn - Sonic Rivers(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 4001 US 2014 Vendre cette version
HE-013 Wadada Leo Smith - The Nile illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge - The Nile(CD, Album, Ltd, Car) Hardedge HE-013 US 2014 Vendre cette version
njcd 001 Wadada Leo Smith - June 6th-2013 illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith & Eco D'Alberi Wadada Leo Smith & Eco D'Alberi - June 6th-2013(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Novara Jazz Series njcd 001 Italy 2014 Vendre cette version
CvsD CD025 Wadada Leo Smith - Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977 illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977(CD) Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsD CD025 US 2015 Vendre cette version
TUM CD 046 Wadada Leo Smith - Celestial Weather illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg - Celestial Weather(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 046 Finland 2015 Vendre cette version
ECM 2486, 476 9956 Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke illustration d'album Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2486, 476 9956 Germany 2016 Vendre cette version
Rune 430/431 Wadada Leo Smith - America's National Parks illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith America's National Parks (Album) Cuneiform Records Rune 430/431 US 2016 Vendre cette version
Fractal 2016-064 Wadada Leo Smith - Ocean Of Storms illustration d'album Tania Chen \ Henry Kaiser \ Wadada Leo Smith \ William Winant Tania Chen \ Henry Kaiser \ Wadada Leo Smith \ William Winant - Ocean Of Storms(CD, Album) Fractal Music Fractal 2016-064 US 2016 Vendre cette version
IDA 035 Wadada Leo Smith - Nessuno illustration d'album Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith - Nessuno(CD, Album) I Dischi Di Angelica IDA 035 Italy 2016 Vendre cette version
TUM CD 049 Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith Najwa(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 049 Finland 2017 Vendre cette version
204-043 Wadada Leo Smith - Aspiration illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Ikue Mori Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Ikue Mori - Aspiration(CD, Album) Libra Records (5) 204-043 Japan 2017 Vendre cette version
TUM CD 053 Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections And Meditations On Monk illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith Solo: Reflections And Meditations On Monk(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 053 Finland 2017 Vendre cette version
NBLP120 Wadada Leo Smith - Burning Meditation illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi 豊住 芳三郎* Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi 豊住 芳三郎* - Burning Meditation (Album) NoBusiness Records NBLP120 Lithuania 2018 Vendre cette version
ECM 2589, 770 5563 Wadada Leo Smith - Lebroba illustration d'album Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell - Lebroba (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2589, 770 5563 Germany 2018 Vendre cette version
TRDLP003 Wadada Leo Smith - Hackney Road illustration d'album Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith With Pat Thomas And Steve Noble Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith With Pat Thomas And Steve Noble - Hackney Road(LP) Treader TRDLP003 UK 2018 Vendre cette version
TUM CD 057 Wadada Leo Smith - Rosa Parks: Pure Love. illustration d'album Wadada Leo Smith Rosa Parks: Pure Love.(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 057 Finland 2019 Vendre cette version
none Wadada Leo Smith - Every Leaf illustration d'album Tania Caroline Chen* & Wadada Leo Smith Tania Caroline Chen* & Wadada Leo Smith - Every Leaf(9xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Tania Chen Self-released) none US 2020
none Wadada Leo Smith - Lightning illustration d'album Yo Miles!, Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith Yo Miles!, Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith - Lightning(6xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Henry Kaiser Self-released) none US 2020
none Wadada Leo Smith - Shinjuku illustration d'album Yo Miles!, Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith Yo Miles!, Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith - Shinjuku(5xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Henry Kaiser Self-released) none US 2020