Saturday, October 28, 2017

USA: Wadada Leo Smith- Najwa (2017)

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.