Smith, Wadada Leo

Cuneiform Records, 2011CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 2
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Smith plays trumpet and his band is Organic. They dive into a slow funky fusion that creates the blue light, incense and head bobbing of the 1970s partygoers. The program has a lot of creativity and the music spans two discs. The intensity gets fierce on “Leroy Jenkin’s Air Steps”, the peak of the set. Best bets are “The Shaykh” and “The Well, Part 1”.


Publicist: Cuneiform