Wadada Leo Smith - one of the most original, versatile, dynamic
and soulful trumpet players of his generation. His masterful tone
opens portals that explore new sonic environments and lost worlds. Ambient space music above with the deep Delta blues below. He was born in Leland, Mississippi. an early corroborator with the AACM in Chicago, also worked with Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Jack DeJohnette, John Zorn and many others.
With many documented recordings under his own name, he stands today as a musical / cultural icon, caught here in duet with bassist, Bill Laswell.
released July 29, 2014
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Bill Laswell: bass
Recorded April 22, 2014 at The Stone, New York City
Engineered by James Dellatacoma
Mix Translation by Bill Laswell
Produced by Bill Laswell
artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
M.O.D. Technologies: Yoko Yamabe
M.O.D. Support: Dave Brunelle
supported by 10 fans who also own “The Stone - April 22, 2014”
Mr. Smith's musical vision gets stronger and stronger with each new work, it seems to me; questing...never resting on his laurels...never settling for an easy option...large themes and broad palettes are part and parcel of his redoubtable acumen these days, but I still think there is a humble accessibility at work...and overarching honesty and truthfulness.
A guiding star, then... John Cratchley