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Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

Read "Celestial Weather" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Two modern avant-garde icons and long-time collaborators with an age-old link to Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra, come together for three suites that capitalize on their ability to forge a soundscape that is fuller than the duo format would logically produce. Celestial Weather is an open discourse between two musicians who have mastered their respective instruments to the point of literally giving them an emotive voice of their own. Lindberg, in recent years, has been an integral part ...

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Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

Read "Celestial Weather" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, one of the original AACM artists and a major avant-garde artist in his own right, is perhaps best known of late for his highly ambitious, monumental orchestral works--Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform Records, 2013) and Occupy the World (TUM Records, 2013). In 2014 he turned this approach down a bit--using using an all-star quintet--and released one of the finest recording of his career, the much heralded The Great Lakes Suite (TUM Records). He turns things down even ...


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