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Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Label: TUM Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Sarah Bell Wallace; Blues: Cosmic Beauty; Zulu Water Festival; Dark Lady of the Sonnets; Mbira.

Album

Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Label: TUM Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Sarah Bell Wallace; 02. Blues: Cosmic Beauty; 03. Zulu Water Festival; 04. Dark Lady of the Sonnets; 05. Mbira.

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Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Read "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Trumpet and drums--a truly primal combination--are joined by the delicately trilling, archaic and arcane sounds of the Chinese lute or pipa on Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Wadada Leo Smith's musical venture with a new trio, Mbira. At age 70, Smith's torrid creative pace is matched only by the forged-steel strength of his trumpet playing. Percussionist ...

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Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Read "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


In the epic narratives and gorgeous elegies of trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith lies a heart immersed in the spirituality of the blues. His music drinks from an ancient well that predates organized worship and actually resides in one that celebrates the Creator in his awesome glory. This is why Smith is able to make ...

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Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Read "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Every few years master composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith surprises with a new outfit that fits wonderfully in his rich and complex musical universe. The Mbira trio is no exception: a timeless, multidimensional trio, inspired by revered ancestors but with its course set for a possible future. In this trio, Smith contextualizes the spiritual veins ...

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Wadada Leo Smith’s Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Read "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


È un triangolo magico quello tracciato da Wadada Leo Smith con Min Xiao-Fen e Pheeroan akLaff: nonostante il nome del gruppo rimandi a uno strumento africano, di questo strumento non c'è traccia e l'elemento straniante è fornito dal pipa della Xiao-Fen [splendida specialista di questo liuto cinese, già collaboratrice di Zorn o Björk]. Questo triangolo magico ...


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