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An incredible double CD from trumpeter Leo Smith's Organic with Michael Gregory, Pheeroan AkLaff, Angelica Sanchez, Skuli Sverrisson, Brandon Ross, &c &c... incredible electric and acoustic jazz from the legendary improviser and innovator!

Smith, Wadada Leo Organic
Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]

Smith, Wadada Leo Organic: Heart's Reflection [2 CDs] (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Lauded as "one of the most vital musicians on the planet" by Coda, Wadada Leo Smith is one of the most visionary, boldly original and artistically important figures in contemporary American jazz and free music, and one of the most distinctive trumpet players of our time.

This double CD set is by his electric group Organic, a 14 piece band featuring major jazz names such Brandon Ross (Casandra Wilson), John Lindberg (String Trio of NY), Angelica Sanchez, Skuli Sverrisson, Pheeroan akLaff and others.

The album is filled with bold, electric grooves that will appeal to fans of Miles Davis' great electric work circa 1972-1975 as well as delicate breathy passages that are Wadada's unique sound."-Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775033020

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 330/331
Squidco Product Code: 14525

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: 2 CDs in a single Jewel tray
Recorded and mixed at Firehouse 12 Recording Studio in New Haven, CT by Nick Lloyd.


Wadada Leo Smith-trumpet, electric trumpet

Michael Gregory-electric guitars

Pheeroan akLaff-drums

Brandon Ross-electric guitar

John Linberg-acoustic bass, electric acoustic bass

Skuli Sverrisson-electric bass, 6-string bass

Angelica Sanchez-acoustic piano, Wurlitzer electric piano

Josh Gerowitz-electric guitar

Lamar Smith-electric guitar

Stephanie Smith-violin

Casey Anderson-alto saxophone

Casey Butle-tenor saxophone

Mark Tryle-laptop

Charlie Burgin-laptop

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Track Listing:

Disc 1

1. Don Cherr'y Electic Sonic Garden 20:50

2. The Dhikr of Radiant Hearts, Part I 2:33

3. The Dhikr of Radiant Hearts, Part II 6:27

4. The Majestic Way 9:13

5. The Shaykh, as far as Humaythira 7:29

6. Spiritual Wayfarers 6:11

7. Certainty 5:24

8. Ritual Purity and Love, Part I 3:35

9. Ritual Purity and Love, Part II 2:32

Disc 2

1. Heart's Reflections - Splendors of Light and Purification - Silsila 5:35

2. Heart's Reflections - Splendors of Light and Purification - The Well - From Bitter to Fresh Sweet Water, Part I 6:13

3. Heart's Reflections - Splendors of Light and Purification - The Well - From Bitter to Fresh Sweet Water, Part II 5:02

4. The Black Hole - Conscience and Epic Memory (for Toni Morrison) 10:35

5. Leroy Jenkin's Air Steps (for Leroy Jenkins) 22:28