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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 hes bought everything together nicely this time around."

4 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Tommaso Starace - Harmony Less Quartet  “Narrow Escape” and Quintet  “Eleuthera All That Jazz”.

Tommaso Starace - Harmony Less Quartet “Narrow Escape” and Quintet “Eleuthera All That Jazz”.

Ian Mann enjoys two very different albums recorded in 2018 by the Italian born, London based saxophonist and composer Tommaso Starace.


Routes In Jazz ; A Music Retrospective of Dizzy Reece, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 26/01/2019.

Routes In Jazz ; A Music Retrospective of Dizzy Reece, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 26/01/2019.

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.


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