Wadada Leo Smith Archive

Best of the year Discs for 2017 — Jazz Selections

Best of the year Discs for 2017 — Jazz Selections

A few of the noteworthy Jazz releases from this past year, selected by our reviewers…   Wadada Leo Smith (solo trumpet) – Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk Putting Monk in a new light… Review Link     Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks[2-CD] A tribute to America’s shared legacies. Review Link     Cuong Vu […]

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration [TrackList follows] – Libra 204 043, 62:40 [9/8/17] ****: Four brilliant and independently-minded improvisers together at last. (Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet; Natsuki Tamura – trumpet; Satoko Fujii – piano; Ikue Mori – electronics) For listeners who prefer jazz outside of traditional or […]