Smith, Wadada Leo

TUM, 2014CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 21.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Coming on the Heals of Occupy The World, The Great Lakes Suites looks to one of nature’s greatest treasures for musical inspiration. Henry Threadgill (sax, fl), John Lindberg (b) and Jack DeJohnette (d) join leader, trumpeter and composer Smith to form a world-class quartet. The music is as intended, restrained yet explosive. There is enough air around the instruments to enjoy the timber and the nuances are all captured in the recording. As always with Wadada, the extensive liner notes are worth the price of the CD alone but in this case over 90 minutes of music on two discs makes this a value and a treasure for Avant Garde fans.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz