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Who's Your Wadaddy?


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From time to time the bastards do a show devoted to one artist, and this time, happenstance leads us to feted and prolific "out" trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. His career stretches back to the seventies and he's worked with a murderer's row of avant-garde musicians, but we're focusing on more recent work with him as a leader. Strap yourselves in for a challenging ride but don't worry—pop matters brings things firmly back to earth with looks at Van Halen's last album and more.


  • Discussion of Wadada Leo Smith's album Golden Quartet (Tzadik) 4:38
  • Discussion of Wadada Leo Smith's album Tao-Nija (Tzadik) 11:30
  • Discussion of Wadada Leo Smith's album Rosa Parks: Pure Love An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM) 23:42
  • Discussion of Wadada Leo Smith's album Yo Miles! (Shanachie) 37:47
  • Pop Matters 52:55

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