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Trumpeter Leo Smith's 1979 album, two tracks in a quintet with Pheeroan Ak Laffondrums and Bobby Naughton on vibes, and one track of Smith with 3 harpists.

Smith, Leo
Spirit Catcher

Smith, Leo: Spirit Catcher (NESSA)
Label: NESSA    
Released in: USA    

"The dry and often esoteric trumpeter Leo Smith is featured with his quintet (consisting of Dwight Andrews on tenor, clarinet and flute, vibraphonist Bobby Naughton, bassist Wes Brown and drummer Pheeroan akLaff) on the 19-minute "Images" and the colorful "Spirit Catcher." "The Burning of Stones" (dedicated to Anthony Braxton) has Smith's trumpet joined by three harpists for some unusual music. Throughout the LP the performances are unpredictable, and it's frequently difficult to know where the arrangement ends and the improvising begins. This is thought-provoking music that grows in interest with each listen."-Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Also available as a vinyl LP.

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Product Information:

UPC: 827020001929

Label: NESSA
Catalog ID: 19
Squidco Product Code: 12270

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded May 21, 1979 by Rudy Van Gelder. Digital transfer & mix by Glenn Brown, mastered by Steve Wagner. Originally released in 1979 on LP on the Nessa label.


Wadada Leo Smith-trumpet, flugelhorn

Tracks 1 & 3:

Dwight Andrews-clarinet, tenor saxophone, wooden flute

Bobby Naughton-vibrahapr

Wes Brown-bass, wooden flute

Pheeroan ak Laff-drums

& 4:

Irene Emanuel-harp

Carol Emanuel-harp

Ruth Emanuel-harp

Dwight Andrews-conductor

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Track Listing:

1. Images 19:14

2. The Burning Of Stones 9:45

3. Spirit Catcher 9:53

4. The Burning Of Stones (First Version) 11:13