Wadada Leo Smith

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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (born December 18, 1941) is an American trumpeter and composer, working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. He was one of three finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Ten Freedom Summers, released on May 22, 2012.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 Touch the Earth Leo Smith, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer 2
1982 If You Want the Kernels You Have to Break the Shells Kowald, Smith, Sommer 1
1996 Tao-Njia Wadada Leo Smith 1
1998 Yo, Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith 1
1999 Light Upon Light Wadada Leo Smith 1
2000 Golden Quartet Wadada Leo Smith 1
2000 Reflectativity Wadada Leo Smith 1
2001 Red Sulphur Sky Wadada Leo Smith 1
2003 Organic Resonance Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith 1
2004 Kabell Years: 1971-1979 Wadada Leo Smith 1
2004 Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith 1
2004 Yo Miles! Sky Garden Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith 1
2005 Snakish Wadada Leo Smith, Walter Quintus, Katya Quintus, Miroslav Tadic & Mark Nauseef 1
2006 Compassion Wadada Leo Smith & Adam Rudolph 1
2009 America Wadada Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette 1
2012 Ten Freedom Summers Wadada Leo Smith 1
2012 Ancestors Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo 1
2013 Occupy the World Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO 1
2013 Twine Forest Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith 1
2014 Sonic Rivers Wadada Leo Smith | George Lewis | John Zorn 1
2014 Red Hill Wadada Leo Smith / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Balázs Pándi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 50th Birthday Celebration, Volume 8 Live Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra & John Zorn 1
2009 Spiritual Dimensions Live Wadada Leo Smith 1
2010 The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer Live Wadada Leo Smith & Ed Blackwell 1

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