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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.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Spiritual Dimensions
Spiritual Dimensions

"A contrasting double album from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith featuring his Golden and Organic bands"

4 out of 5

Album Review


Heart’s Reflections
Heart’s Reflections

"A stamp of authority from a band leader who knows he's bought everything together nicely this time around."

4 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, Day Ten, Sunday 24th November 2019.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, Day Ten, Sunday 24th November 2019.

Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Led Bib, Asha Parkinson, Tara Cunningham. Isobella Burnham and Eddie Gomez.


EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 - Day Nine, Saturday November 23rd 2019.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 - Day Nine, Saturday November 23rd 2019.

"Super Saturday". Ian Mann visits five different venues for performances by Daylight Music, Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jean Toussaint Sextet, Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra and Ben Williams & Sound Effect


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