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Smith, Wadada Leo

Creative Orchestra - Lake Biwa

Smith, Wadada Leo: Creative Orchestra - Lake Biwa (Tzadik)


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product information:

UPC: 702397800828

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8008
Squidco Product Code: 4466

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City.


Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet, Conductor, Composer

Wes Brown: Bass

Jennifer Choi: Violin

Anthony Coleman: Piano

Erik Friedlander: Cello

Susie Ibarra: Drums

John Lindberg: Bass

Marc Ribot: Guitar

Marcus Rojas: Tuba

Jamie Saft: Piano

Craig Taborn: Piano

John Zorn: Alto Sax

Gerald Cleaver: Drums

Yuko Fujiyama: Piano

Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng: Drums

Wadada Leo Smith's Silver Orchestra

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track listing:

1. Lake Biwa: A Fullmoon Purewater Gold 11:12

2. Sanai's Enclosed Garden Of The Truth 23:48

3. Diamonback Serpent In A House Full Of Water And Still Rising 15:59

4. Africana World 18:31
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Four ambitious new orchestral pieces written expressly for this release by one of the legendary masters of creative music. Featuring an incredible all-star band that includes Marc Ribot, Craig Taborn, Susie Ibarra, John Zorn, Jennifer Choi, Anthony Coleman, John Lindberg and many others, Lake Biwa presents some of Leo's most complex and stunningly original compositions. Lyrical and powerful orchestral colors, wild solos and, of course, plenty of searing trumpet work by one of the greatest players in the world. Still very much at the top of his form, this is one of Leo's most thrilling recordings.
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