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Smith, Wadada Leo's Golden Quartet
The Year of the Elephant

Smith, Wadada Leo's Golden Quartet: The Year of the Elephant (Pi Recordings)
Label: Pi Recordings    
Released in: USA    

"The Year of the Elephant is the first album by the Golden Quartet as a working band. Their previous album, Golden Quartet, was recorded before the band had ever played out live together. The time in-between the two recordings has given the group the opportunity to perform live and immerse themselves further in Wadada's very personal and unique music. The Year of the Elephant captures the sound of the band in a way their first recording did not. Their grasp of the music and the bands sound has grown significantly. Its members bridge many different periods of his life, from his beginnings in the AACM with Malachi, to playing with DeJohnette in Chicago before he left for New York City, to Anthony's early developmental days in Connecticut. Wadada's writing for this album touches on ballads, blues, improvisational pieces, and funk."-Pi Recordings

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Product Information:

UPC: 808713000429

Label: Pi Recordings
Catalog ID: PI 04
Squidco Product Code: 838

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2003
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Wadada Leo Smith

Anthony Davis

Malachi Favors Maghostut

Jack DeJohnette

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