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Wadada Leo Smith / Gunter Baby Sommer: Wisdom in Time

Read "Wisdom in Time" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

More than 25 years have passed since the late, great bassist Peter Kowald introduced trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith to then East German drummer Günter Baby Sommer. The Chicago-Wuppertal-Dresden axis of three idiosyncratic and free-minded improvisers toured Europe and recorded one of the longstanding and seminal documents of European-American free improvisation, Touch The Earth--Break The Shells (Intakt, 1997). Smith and Sommer meet again for another set of intimate duets on Wisdom in Time, after touring in 2005 with bassist Barre Phillips ...