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Smith, Wadada Leo 1941-

Overview
Works: 266 works in 556 publications in 3 languages and 4,670 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Songs and music  Drama  Operas  Musique concrète  Aleatory music  Music  Chamber music  History  Third stream (Music) 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, Composer, Conductor, tr=, Creator, fli, ott, fl=, per, pf=, Musician, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: M1366, 781.65
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Wadada Leo Smith by Wadada Leo Smith( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing on water by Marty Walker( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cézanne's doubt by Daniel B Rothman( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintet for a day by What We Live (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taif : prayer in the Garden of Hijaz by Wadada Leo Smith( )

2 editions published in 2014 and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maritime rites by Alvin S Curran( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cosmic rhythm with each stroke by Vijay Iyer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijay Iyer has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith's Golden Quartet, but this album, produced by Manfred Eicher, is the first documentation of their duo work. The centerpiece of the album is the spellbinding title suite
Procession of the great ancestry by Wadada Leo Smith( )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L-R-G ; The maze ; S II examples by Roscoe Mitchell( )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 compositions of new jazz by Anthony Braxton( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit catcher by Wadada Leo Smith( )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten freedom summers by Wadada Leo Smith( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten freedom summers is based on the Civil Rights movement in the USA and Wadada Leo Smith has been composing it on and off for over 30 years. It features four discs and performances by his Golden Quartet/Quintet and a small chamber ensemble, including Anthony Davis, John Lindberg, Pheeroan akLaff, Susie Ibarra and others. Ten freedom summers is not only a truly remarkable recording, it is Wadada's piece de resistance of his musical accomplishments
Snakish by Wadada Leo Smith( )

4 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative orchestra music 1976 by Anthony Braxton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1988 and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's national parks by Wadada Leo Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's an epic collection; a six-movement suite inspired by the scenic splendor, historic legacy, and political controversies of the country's public landscapes. This set arrives shortly before Wadada Leo Smith's 75th birthday in December, which is being celebrated by, amongst other things, a cover story in the November issue of DownBeat, the most widely read jazz magazine in the world
Lebroba by Andrew Cyrille( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Cyrille, Wadaba Leo Smith and Bill Frisell are at the moment the head of the new serene vanguard. This is the first joint album but they have already played together several times without going any further."
The Great Lakes suites by Wadada Leo Smith( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's latest ensemble: the Great Lakes Quartet. A true super group, it includes legends saxophonist/flutist Henry Threadgill and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The quartet is completed by another master, bassist John Lindberg. Smith composed an extended new work for each of the five lakes that comprise the Great Lakes, and a sixth, Lake St. Clair, which is dedicated to a smaller lake in the region, and to saxophonist Oliver Lake
Rosa Parks : pure love by Wadada Leo Smith( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another extended composition by Wadada Leo Smith that is inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States. This new major work is composed for the iconic civil rights hero Rosa Parks (1913-2005) and performed by three vocalists, a double-quartet, and a drummer with electronics. The album is to be released in February 2019 to celebrate Rosa Parks's birthday
Clarity by Michael Gregory Jackson( )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young at heart/Wise in time by Muhal Richard Abrams( Recording )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1996 and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

Smith, Ishmael Wadada Leo

Smith, Ishmael Wadada Leo 1941-

Smith, Ismail Wadada Leo.

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Wadada Leo Smith

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Languages
English (43)

French (5)

German (1)