Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases

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Trumpet master and composer Wadada Leo Smith continues to produce astonishing original music. Zeroing in on the age of 80 seems to have no impact. There are two new releases from the Finnish Tum label to show Smith's creativity: Sacred Ceremonies with Bill Laswell and Milford Graves and the other a solo set. Some of Clean Feed Records' latest batch of new releases are sampled—the interesting The Red Microphone from New York drops only its second album, And I Become Of The Dark, and you'll hear tracks from other new music from Vijay Iyer, Wako from Norway, and Thomas Heberer, Joe Fonda & Joe Hertenstein. Their latest is called Remedy.


  • Mikko Innanen, {m: Cedric Piromalli}} and Stefan Pasborg "Mocking Bird" from (Clean Feed) 00:00
  • Todd Clouser, Bram Weijters, Sebastien Boisseau & Teun Verbruggen "The Optimist" from Dive, Loft, Koln (Ropeadope) 07:00
  • Host speaks 15:00
  • Dominique Pifarély Quartet "La Rumeur Que Vient Part 1" from Nocturnes (Clean Feed) 17:59
  • Dominique Pifarély Quartet " La Rumeur Que Vient Part 2" from Nocturnes (Clean Feed) 26:10
  • Lina Allemano 4 "Champignons" from Vegetables (Lumo) 30:55
  • Host speaks 38:45
  • Vijay Iyer Trio "Drummer's Song" from Uneasy (ECM ) 40:00
  • The Red Microphone "The People Of Night" from And I Become Of The Dark (ESP-Disk) 46:36
  • Host speaks 50:42
  • Jim Manley Brass Attitude "Who Flung Dung" from Pause And Effect (ESP-Disk) 52:27
  • Wadada Leo Smith & N'Da Kulture "Sarah Brown Smith Wallace (1920-1992)" from Golden Hearts Remembrance (Kabell) 59:49
  • Host speaks 1:07:08
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell & Milford Graves "The Healer's Direct Energy" from Sacred Ceremonies (Tum) 1:10:29
  • Wadada Leo Smith "Amina Claudina Meyers" from Trumpet (Tum) 1:21:29
  • Rorschach "Track #1" from Rorschach (El Negocito) 1:26:30
  • Host speaks 1:31:51
  • André Fernandes "Wiccano" from Kinetic (Clean Feed) 1:32:48
  • Circles 44 "Old Chair" from Circles (Aut) 1:41:02
  • Village Zone "Tippett" from Salutti A Peppino (Jazzhausmusik) 1:47:43
  • Host speaks 1:50:54
  • Thomas Heberer, Joe Fonda & Joe Hertenstein "Pink Umbrella Panic Ballad" from Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) 1:52:54
  • Koma Saxo "Fiskeskarsemelodin" from Live (We Jazz) 2:00:33
  • Satoko Fujii Trio "Keep Running" from Moon On The Lake (Libra) 2:05:04
  • Shapeshifters "Hiding Away" from Shapeshifters (New Jazz) 2:13:50
  • Host speaks 2:18:22
  • Jonas Cambien Trio "Freeze" from Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) 2:19:24
  • Piotr Damasiewicz & Power Of Horns Ensemble "Polska II" from Polska (Astigmatic) 2:26:56
  • Host speaks 2:35:10
  • Wako "Savage Detective" from Live In Oslo (Ora) 2:36:07
  • Tiziano Tononi "In The Dark" from Going For The Magic (SplascH) 2:45:05
  • Host speaks 2:51:21
  • Wadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell "Prince The Blue Diamond Spirit" from Sacred Ceremonies (Tum) 2:52:27

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