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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CF287CD Twine Forest — Wadada Leo Smith Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest(CD, Album) Clean Feed CF287CD Portugal 2013 Vendre cette version
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RNR044 Red Hill — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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OM 2005 Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz(File, Album) Other Minds OM 2005 US 2014
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trd021 Bishopsgate Concert — Wadada Leo Smith Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith* / John Tilbury Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith* / John Tilbury - Bishopsgate Concert(CD, Album) Treader trd021 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
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TUM CD 041-2 The Great Lakes Suites — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith The Great Lakes Suites(2xCD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 041-2 Finland 2014 Vendre cette version
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TZ 4001 Sonic Rivers — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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HE-013 The Nile — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge - The Nile(CD, Album, Ltd, Car) Hardedge HE-013 US 2014 Vendre cette version
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njcd 001 June 6th-2013 — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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CvsD CD025 Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977 — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977(CD) Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsD CD025 US 2015 Vendre cette version
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TUM CD 046 Celestial Weather — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg - Celestial Weather(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 046 Finland 2015 Vendre cette version
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ECM 2486, 476 9956 A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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Rune 430/431 America's National Parks — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith America's National Parks (Album) Cuneiform Records Rune 430/431 US 2016 Vendre cette version
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Fractal 2016-064 Ocean Of Storms — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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IDA 035 Nessuno — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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TUM CD 049 Najwa — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith Najwa(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 049 Finland 2017 Vendre cette version
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204-043 Aspiration — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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TUM CD 053 Solo: Reflections And Meditations On Monk — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith Solo: Reflections And Meditations On Monk(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 053 Finland 2017 Vendre cette version
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NBLP120 Burning Meditation — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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ECM 2589, 770 5563 Lebroba — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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TRDLP003 Hackney Road — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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TUM CD 057 Rosa Parks: Pure Love. — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith Rosa Parks: Pure Love.(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 057 Finland 2019 Vendre cette version
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none Every Leaf — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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none Lightning — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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none Shinjuku — Wadada Leo Smith 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
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AS166 Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light — Wadada Leo Smith Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart*, Mike Reed (2) Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart*, Mike Reed (2) - Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light (Album) Astral Spirits AS166 US 2021 Vendre cette version