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Smith, Wadada Leo / John Lindberg: Celestial Weather (Tum)

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and double bassist John Lindberg met in NYC to record this set of suites using an incredibly emotional palate of melodic, technical, and free playing, on a 2-part work for Malachi Favors, a 5-part "Celestial Weather Suite", and a 2-part "Feathers and Earth".
 

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19 page color book with extensive liner notes.

UPC: 6430015280465

Label: Tum
Catalog ID: TUM 46
Squidco Product Code: 21124

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel with attached booklet
Recorded at Sear Sound Studios in New York City on June 16th, 2012, by Robert Musso.


Personnel:

Wadada Leo Smith-trumpet

John Lindberg-doublebass

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track listing:


1. Malachi Favors - A Monarch Of Creative Music: Part I 7:15

2. Malachi Favors - A Monarch Of Creative Music: Part II 9:53

3. Celestial Weather Suite: Cyclone 5:31

4. Celestial Weather Suite: Hurricane 7:24

5. Celestial Weather Suite: Icy Fog 8:25

6. Celestial Weather Suite: Typhoon 3:36

7. Celestial Weather Suite: Tornado 9:23

8. Feathers And Earth: Part I 7:17

9. Feathers And Earth: Part II 4:06




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"With Celestial Weather, Smith and Lindberg employ a spare, conversational approach. Smith whispers on the mute and issues plaintive cries with the open horn. Lindberg bows and goes pizzicato. Smith searches for and finds very un-trumpet-like sounds-squawks and squeaks and whistles. Unlike Smith's large scale offerings, that often feature massive cacophonies, space is a major facet of the sound. It is music that is reflective and serene.

The disc's centerpiece, the five part "Celestial Weather Suite," features sections like "Cyclone," Hurricane" and "Typhoon," but the music is far from the cataclysms the titles might imply. The sound, as on the rest of the set, is thoughtful and patient, like raging winds filmed then set on slow motion, so the intricacies of the maelstroms can be better observed/heard. Celestial Weather is another worthy entry into Wadada Leo Smith's ever-growing library of numerous duo recordings."-Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz.com


19 page color book with extensive liner notes.

Artist Biographies:

"Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith: trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser has been active in creative contemporary music for over forty years. His systemic music language Ankhrasmation is significant in his development as an artist and educator.

Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith's early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands. At the age of thirteen, he became involved with the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his stepfather Alex Wallace, the U.S. Military band program (1963), Sherwood School of Music (1967-69), and Wesleyan University (1975-76). Mr. Smith has studied a variety of music cultures: African, Japanese, Indonesian, European and American.

He has taught at the University of New Haven (1975-'76), the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY (1975-'78), and Bard College (1987-'93). He is currently a faculty member at The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. He is the director of the African-American Improvisational Music program, and is a member of ASCAP, Chamber Music America, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Mr. Smith's awards and commissions include: MAP Fund Award for "Ten Freedom Summers" (2011), Chamber Music America New Works Grant (2010), NEA Recording Grant (2010), Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2009-2010), Other Minds residency and "Taif", a string quartet commission (2008), Fellow of the Jurassic Foundation (2008), FONT(Festival of New Trumpet) Award of Recognition (2008), Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award (2005), Islamic World Arts Initiative of Arts International (2004), Fellow of the Civitela Foundation (2003), Fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2001), "Third Culture Copenhagen" in Denmark-presented a paper on Ankhrasmation (1996), Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Commissioning Program (1996), Asian Cultural Council Grantee to Japan (June-August 1993), Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Commissioning Program (1990), New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship in Music (1990), Numerous Meet the Composer Grants (since 1977), and National Endowment for the Arts Music Grants (1972, 1974, 1981).

Mr. Smith's music philosophy Notes (8 Pieces) Source a New. World Music: Creative Music has been published by Kiom Press (1973), translated and published in Japan by Zen-On Music Company Ltd. (1976). In 1981 Notes was translated into Italian and published by Nistri-Litschi Editori.

He was invited to a conference of artists, scientists and philosophers "Third Culture Copenhagen" in Denmark 1996, and presented a paper on his Ankhrasmation music theory and notational system for creative musicians. His interview was recorded for Denmark T.V., broadcasted September 1996.

Some of the artists Mr. Smith has performed with are : Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Richard Teitelbaum, Joseph Jarman, George Lewis, Cecil Taylor, Andrew Cyrill, Oliver Lake, Anthony Davis, Carla Bley, David Murray, Don Cherry, Jeanne Lee, Milton Campbell, Henry Brant, Richard Davis, Tadao Sawai, Ed Blackwell, Sabu Toyozumi, Peter Kowald, Kazuko Shiraishi, Han Bennink, Misja Mengelberg, Marion Brown, Kazutoki Umezu, Kosei Yamamoto, Charlie Haden, Kang Tae Hwan, Kim Dae Hwan, Tom Buckner, Malachi Favors Magoustous and Jack Dejohnette among many others.

Mr. Smith currently has three ensembles: Golden Quartet, Silver Orchestra, and Organic. His compositions have also been performed by other contemporary music ensembles: AACM-Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Player, New Century Players, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Contemporary Chamber Players (University of Chicago), S.E.M. Ensemble, Southwest Chamber Music, Del Sol String Quartet, New York New Music Ensemble, ne(x)tworks, and California E.A.R. Unit.

Mr. Smith's music for multi-ensembles has been performed since 1969. "Tabligh" for double-ensemble was performed by Golden Quartet and Classical Persian ensemble at Merkin Concert Hall (2006) and by Golden Quartet and Suleyman Erguner's Classical Turkish ensemble at Akbank Music Festival in Istanbul (2007). His largest work "Odwira" for 12 multi-ensembles (52 instrumentalists) was performed at California Institute of the Arts (March 1995). His Noh piece "Heart Reflections" was performed in Merkin Concert Hall, NY (November 1996)."

-Wadada Leo Smith Website (http://www.wadadaleosmith.com/pages/bio.html)
7/25/2017

"John Lindberg commenced his full-time professional career at age sixteen, allowing for total immersion into his work as a performer/composer, subsequently being mentored by the late great bassist David Izenzon.

The first public performances of his ensemble compositions began in 1975, and in 1980 he recorded his first album focused on his original music, a collection of works for solo double bass, Comin' & Goin'.

Over the last forty-one years he has traveled the globe performing thousands of concerts of creative music, in thirty-six countries on five continents. He has released myriad albums - over one hundred - that spotlight his original compositions for a variety of jazz ensembles, and feature his singularly identifiable bass playing.

His extended works for chamber ensembles combined with improvising artists have been widely commissioned, including works for The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, New York Chamber Ensemble, and Neues Kolner Streichquartett. His catalogue contains over one hundred and fifty published works.

He is renowned as an ensemble leader, a collaborator in special duet settings, a solo double bass performer, and as co-founder of the String Trio of New York with Billy Bang and James Emery. He has worked with a plethora of luminary creative artists, including: Albert Mangelsdorff, Ed Thigpen, Eric Watson, Louis Sclavis, Human Arts Ensemble, Frank Lowe, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra, Karl Berger, Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, Dave Douglas, John Carter, Henry Threadgill, Jack DeJohnette, Regina Carter, Jimmy Lyons, Sunny Murray, Roswell Rudd, Mary Redhouse, Pablo Calogero, Joe LaBarbera, Wendell Harrison, and Kevin Norton.

His work as a producer of numerous recordings, and of powerful cross-genre projects - such as JazzHopRevolution and BLOB - is well established, as is his ongoing work as an educator with a distinctly unique message.

Awards and fellowships in support of his work include those from New Music USA, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, Arts International, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Meet The Composer, and a Diploma de Honor from Gobernacion Cordillera, Chile.

Of late, John's disparate extra-musical activities - which include a stint as a community rescue squad ambulance driver, serving as general contractor for a cabin built with carpenter friends in South Dakota, and being engaged as an observational naturalist - have significantly informed his work as a composer and musician.

Released in September, 2016, on Clean Feed Records, are two new albums:John Lindberg BC3, Born in an Urban Ruin and John Lindberg Raptor Trio, Western Edges. Other recent recordings that feature his compositions include the duet with Wadada Leo Smith, Celestial Weather, the duet with cellist Anil Eraslan, Juggling Kukla (released as a limited edition of 300 vinyl LPs), and John Lindberg's TriPolar, [a]live at Roulette, NYC."

-John Lindberg Website (http://www.johnlindberg.com/biography.php)
7/25/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Oliveros, Pauline / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith
Nessuno
(Angelica)
Lindberg, John / Anil Eraslan
Juggling Kukla [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Lewis, George / Zorn, John
Sonic Rivers
(Tzadik)
Sanchez, Angelica / Wadada Leo Smith
Twine Forest
(Clean Feed)
Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets
(Tum)
Smith, Wadada Leo Organic
Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]
(Cuneiform)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Dejohnette, Jack
America
(Tzadik)
Smith, Wadada Leo
Procession Of The Great Ancestry
(NESSA)
Smith, Wadada Leo
Kabell Years 1971-1979
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Ubatuba
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Rollig, Silke / Burton Greene
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Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
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Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert
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Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
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(FMR)
Zamir, Daniel
Redemption Songs
(Tzadik)
Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Tanya Kalmanovitch
Villa Lobos Suite
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey
Butterfly Whispers
(Leo)
Van Hove / Jacquemyn / Smith
Burns Longer
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Ducret, Marc Trio + 3 (Chevillon / Echampard + Monniot / Blaser / Martinez)
Metatonal
(Ayler)
Lacy, Steve Quintet
Last Tour (2004)
(Emanem)
Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor
On The Way To Two
(CamJazz)
Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor
Tales Of The Unforseen
(Tum)
Sonderegger's, Sean Magically Inclined (feat Areni Agbabian)
Eat The Air
(Skirl)
Nakatani, Tatsuya & Michel Doneda
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(Nakatani-Kobo)
Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci)
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Oliv & Familie (1968-9)
(Emanem)
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(Pi Recordings)
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Chicago 2002
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Amado, Rodrigo's Motion Trio & Jeb Bishop
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Frameworks (1968-73)
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Other Recommended Releases:
Lindberg, John BC3 (Lindberg / Harrison / Norton)
Born In An Urban Ruin
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Oliveros, Pauline / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith
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Lindberg, John / Anil Eraslan
Juggling Kukla [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Lewis, George / Zorn, John
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Sanchez, Angelica / Wadada Leo Smith
Twine Forest
(Clean Feed)
Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets
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Smith, Wadada Leo Organic
Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]
(Cuneiform)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Dejohnette, Jack
America
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Smith, Wadada Leo
Procession Of The Great Ancestry
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Smith, Wadada Leo
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