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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".

Smith, Wadada Leo / John Lindberg
Celestial Weather

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

Label: Tum    
Released in: USA    

"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,

19 page color book with extensive liner notes.

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Product Information:

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.


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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