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Wadada Leo Smith

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 18, 1941    

Wadada Leo Smith

ISHMAEL WADADA LEO SMITH trumpet-player, multi- instrumentalist, composer and improviser has been active in the creative contemporary world music for over thirty years. His theory of Jazz and World music was significant in his music development as an artist and educator.

Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith's early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands. At the age of thirteen, he became immersed within the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his father, the U.S. Military band program (1963), Sherwood School of Music (1967-69), and Wesleyan University (1975-76)....
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  • Wadada Leo Smith: Occupy the World
    TUM Records
    2013
  • Occupy The World
    TUM Records
    2013
  • Ten Freedom Summers
    Tzadik
    2012
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
    Cuneiform Records
    2012
  • Ancestors
    TUM Records
    2012
  • Heart’s Reflections
    Cuneiform Records
    2011
  • Yo Miles! Revisited: Lightning and Shinjuku

    2011
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Featured recording “Occupy The World”

Occupy The World
TUM Records (2013)
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