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Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith composed these 5 works inspired by the Occupy movement for the 22-piece orchestra TUMO, an improvising orchestra that is assembled specifically for each project they participate in.

Smith, Wadada Leo & Tumo
Occupy The World [2 CDs]

Smith, Wadada Leo & Tumo: Occupy The World [2 CDs] (Tum)
Label: Tum    
Released in: Finland    

"Occupy the World features the legendary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith together with TUMO, a new improvising orchestra that is assembled specifically for each project, in its first appearance. The 22-piece orchestra performs five extended compositions by Smith, including "Occupy The World For Life, Liberty and Justice", his most extensive recorded composition to date, that was originally inspired by the Occupy movement. The four other compositions included on this double-CD were also recorded here for the first time.

Wadada Leo Smith«s previous recording, Ten Freedom Summers, was recently short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in music and Occupy The World presents an equally significant addition to the ouvre of one of the most important creative musicians and composers of our time.

TUMO is made up of leading improvisers in Finland and the Nordic region, many of whom have recorded for TUM Records with various groups before. In addition to the principal soloists, Wadada Leo Smith on four compositions and bassist John Lindberg on one, featured are trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, trombonist Jari Hongisto, saxophonists Mikko Innanen and Fredrik Ljungkvist, flutist Juhani Aaltonen, pianist Seppo Kantonen, harpist Iro Haarla, accordionist Veli Kujala, guitarists Kalle Kalima and Mikko Iivanainen as well as drummers Mika Kallio, Stefan Pasborg and Janne Tuomi, among others."-Tum

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Product Information:

UPC: 6430015280373

Label: Tum
Catalog ID: TUM 37
Squidco Product Code: 17823

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Finland
Packaging: 2 CDs in a digipak
Recorded by Nikopetri Paakunainen and Esa Santonen at Studio MI, Finnish Broadcasting Company, in Helsinki on February 19th-21st, 2012.


Wadada Leo Smith-conductor, trumpet

John Lindberg-double bass

Verneri Pohjola-trumpet, electronics

Jari Hongisto-trombone

Kalle Hassinen-horn

Kenneth Ojutkangas-tuba

Juhani Aaltonen-flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo

Fredrik Ljungqvist-tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet

Mikko Innanen-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone

Seppo Kantonen-piano

Iro Haarla-harp

Mikko Iivanainen-electric guitar

Kalle Kalima-electric guitar

Veli Kujala-quater-tone accordion

Terhi Pylkkanen-violin

Niels Thorkild Levinsen-violin

Barbora Hilpo-viola

Iida-Vilhelmiina Laine-cello

Ulf Krokfors-double bass

John Lindberg-double bass

Janne Tuomi-drums, marimba

Mika Kallio-drums

Stefan Pasborg-drums

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Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Queen Hatshepsut 17:13

2. The Bell - 2 15:57

3. Mount Kilimanjaro (Love And Compassion For John Lindberg) 20:52

CD 2

1. Crossing On A Southern Road (A Memorial For Marion Brown) 25:21

2. Occupy The World For Life, Liberty, And Justice 33:30

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