Four new compositions by Wadada Leo Smith in tribute to past masters of
creative music, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Ronald Shannon Jackson
and Billie Holiday, as well as the title composition 'Najwa' in
remembrance of a love lost. Wadada Leo Smith performs with a
highly-charged electric ensemble, including Michael Gregory Jackson,
Henry Kaiser, Brandon Ross and Lamar Smith on guitars, Bill Laswell on
electric bass, Pheeroan akLaff on drums and Adam Rudolph on percussion.