Wadada Leo Smith
American trumpeter (born 1941) associated with the AACM movement in Chicago in the 60’s and later a convert to Rastafarianism. Still remarkably active creatively he continues to view jazz as a “world music” in the most positive sense of the phrase.
"A contrasting double album from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith featuring his Golden and Organic bands"
"A stamp of authority from a band leader who knows he’s bought everything together nicely this time around."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys two very different albums recorded in 2018 by the Italian born, London based saxophonist and composer Tommaso Starace.
Ian Mann is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.