Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

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Brad Mehldau/Wadada Leo Smith – review

With Mark Guiliana, Mehldau was funky and electric – while Wadada Leo Smith's epic was both beautiful and sobering, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

22, Nov, 2013 @2:20 PM

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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith: 'The black experience is American experience'

He invented his own form of notation, and spent decades composing a jazz history of the civil rights movement. Ben Beaumont-Thomas meets an extraordinary musical pioneer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Sep, 2012 @9:07 PM

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers – review
This epic life's work is a landmark in jazz's rich canon, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

30, Aug, 2012 @9:19 PM

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith – review

Ethnomusicologist, Rastafarian reggae fan, inventor of his own musical notation – the Mississipi-born Smith draws from a very deep well, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

29, Aug, 2012 @2:31 PM

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