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Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith has been played on NTS over 30 times, featured on 34 episodes and was first played on 1 June 2015.

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. He also formed another…

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Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)
Bija Records1977
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Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)Bija Records1977
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Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)
Bija Records1977
Prelueoionti
Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)Bija Records1977
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Ballad
Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)
Bija Records1977
Ballad
Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray (Doug Pomeroy, Joel Bluestein, Michael Gregory Jackson mix)Bija Records1977
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Eileen Jackson Southern,1920-2002: A Literary National Park
Wadada Leo Smith
Cuneiform Records2016
Eileen Jackson Southern,1920-2002: A Literary National Park
Wadada Leo SmithCuneiform Records2016
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Masnavi: A Sonic Meditation And Reflections On Light
Wadada Leo Smith
Longform Editions2024
Masnavi: A Sonic Meditation And Reflections On Light
Wadada Leo SmithLongform Editions2024
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Conservatory Gardens
Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers
Red Hook Records2024
Conservatory Gardens
Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine MyersRed Hook Records2024
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Imagine, A Mosaic For John Lennon
Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers
Red Hook Records2024
Imagine, A Mosaic For John Lennon
Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine MyersRed Hook Records2024
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Celestial Weather Suite
Wadada Leo Smith, John Lindberg
TUM Records2015
Celestial Weather Suite
Wadada Leo Smith, John LindbergTUM Records2015
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Screaming Grass
Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John Zorn
Tzadik2014
Screaming Grass
Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John ZornTzadik2014
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For Elton Dean
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Treader2009
For Elton Dean
Ishmael Wadada Leo SmithTreader2009
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