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The Patriot Act by Wadada Leo Smith

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Album Title: The Emerald Duets
Label: TUM Records
Released: 2022

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"The Patriot Act, Unconstitutional And A Force That Destroys Democracy" featuring iconic composer/trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and drum master Pheeroan akLaff, is a track from disc one of The Emerald Duets, a five-CD boxed set that includes Smith’s collaborations with four leading drummers of our time. Disc one features Smith in duet with Pheeroan akLaff, disc two features Smith’s duets with Andrew Cyrille, disc three features Smith with Han Bennink and discs four and five feature Smith’s duets with Jack DeJohnette.

Tracks

Disc 1: Litanies, Prayers and Meditations: The Prayer (For Keith Jarrett); First Meditation from the Heart; the Beauty and the Beloved; The Uyghur in Xinjiang, China; Rumi’s Masnavi: A Sonic Expression, Parts I - IV; A Sound Litany on Peace; The Patriot Act: Unconstitutional and a Force That Destroys Democracy; A Sonic Litany on Justice; Second Meditation from the Heart: the Beloved, The Beauty. Disc 2: Havana: The Patriot Act: Unconstitutional and a Force that Destroys Democracy; Havana, the Maghrib Prayer and Reflections;United States Representative Ilhan Omar; Jeanne Lee: In a Jupiter Mood; Donald Ayer: The Master of Sound and Energy Forms; A Rainbow Sonic Ark for Tomasz Ludwik Stanko (1942 - 2018); Haitian Independent Nation in 1804 But Not Recognized by Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Others: A Designed Tragedy; Mongeze Fezi. Disc 3: Mysterious Sonic Fields: Chrysanthemum F On a Moutaintop (for Katherein Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson; Largo: a Mysterious Love Sonic (forShana, Robson andSarah); Louis Armstrong in New York City and Accra, ghana; Ornette Coleman at the World’s Fair of Science and Art in Fort Worth, Texas; The Call—A Duet Between Joseph “King” Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton; Light Garden in a Dream Space, A Remembrance of Shaba of Ethiopia; Han Bennink on Fifth Avenue, NYC; Johnny Dyani: the Artist who Imagined a New South Africa—a Celebration. Disc 4: Freedom Summer: The Legacy:Sandalwood and Sage; Freedom Summer; Meditation: A Sonic Circle of Double Piano Resonance; The Patriot Act: Unconstitutional and a Force that Destroys Democracy; Silence, Quietness and Very Still. Disc 5: Paradise: The Gardens and Fountains: Part I: The River of Abundance; Part II: The Fountain of Tasnim; Part III: The Supreme Fountain; Part IV: Exaltation and Musk; Part V: Pomegranate and Herbal Teas.

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Additional Personnel

Wadada Leo Smith: piano, (Disc 1 & 4); Jack DeJohnette: piano, Fender Rhodes (Disc 4).

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Date featured

August 28, 2022

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