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Wadada Leo Smith discography

This is a discography of Wadada Leo Smith albums and albums by other musicians that feature Wadada Leo Smith.


Wadada Leo Smith: leader and co-leader discography

Creative Music - 1: Six Solo Improvisations, Leo Smith, 1973, Kabell Records K-2

Tracks : Nine (9) Stones on a Mountain, Improvisation No. 4, Creative Music - 1, aFmie - Poem (solo) DancE 3, Ogotommęli: Dogon Sage, EP - 1

Musicians : Leo Smith

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Reflectativity, New Dalta Ahkri, 1975, Kabell Records K-2

Tracks : Reflectativity - In Memory Of Edward Kennedy Ellington, T Wmukl-D - A Dedication To The Fishermen Of The World

Musicians : Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Wes Brown

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Song Of Humanity (Kanto Pri Homaro), New Dalta Ahkri, 1977, Kabell Records K-3

Tracks : Song of Humanity, Lexicon, Peacocks, Gazelles, Dogwood Trees & Six Silver Coins, Of Blues and Dreams, Pneuma, Tempio

Musicians : Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Anthony Davis, Wes Brown, Pheeroan AkLaff

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Wildflowers 2: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions, Various Artists, 1977, Douglas NBLP 7046

Tracks : The Need To Smile (Flight To Sanity), Naomi (Ken McIntyre), 73°-S Kelvin (Anthony Braxton), And Then They Danced (Marion Brown), Locomotif N°6 (Leo Smith & New Delta Ahkri)

Musicians : The musicians on the Leo Smith track are: Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Anthony Davis, Wes Brown, Paul Maddox, Stanley Crouch

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The Mass On The World, Leo Smith Trio, 1978, Moers Music 1060

Tracks : The Offering, Fire Over The Earth, Fire In The Earth, Communion, Prayer, Kweli (Truth)

Musicians : Leo Smith, Dwight Andrews, Bobby Naughton

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Budding Of A Rose, Leo Smith Creative Orchestra, 1979, Moers Music 2026

Tracks : Harmonium, Mutumishi, Budding Of A Rose

Musicians : Leo Smith, Rob Howard, Mike Mossman, Hugh Ragin, Kenny Wheeler, Ray Anderson, Alfred Patterson, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, Douglas Ewart, Wallace McMillan, Pinguin Moschner, Marilyn Crispell, Bobby Naughton, Wes Brown, Pheeroan Ak Laff

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Divine Love, Leo Smith, 1979, ECM 1143

Tracks : Divine Love, Tastalun, Spirituals: The Language Of Love

Musicians : Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, Dwight Andrews, Bobby Naughton, Charlie Haden

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Solo Music: Akhreanvention, Leo Smith, 1979, Kabell Records

Tracks : Sarhanna, Life Sequence I, Kashala, Love Is a Rare Beauty: Movements 1-5, Aura

Musicians : Leo Smith

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Spirit Catcher, Wadada Leo Smith, 1979, Nessa n-19

Tracks : Images, The Burning Of Stones, Spirit Catcher

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Dwight Andrews, Bobby Naughton, Wes Brown, Pheeroan ak Laff, Irene Emanuel, Carol Emanuel, Ruth Emanuel (harp) Dwight Andrews

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Touch The Earth, Peter Kowald, Leo Smith, Günter Sommer, 1980, FMP 0730

Tracks : Gebr. Loesch, Touch The Earth, Wind Song In A Dance Of Unity, In Light, Ein Stück Über Dem Boden, Radepur Im Februar

Musicians : Peter Kowald, Leo Smith, Günter Sommer

Music from this album was subsequently included on the CD release Touch The Earth, Break The Shells.

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Go In Numbers, Leo Smith & New Dalta Ahkri, 1981, Black Saint 0053

Tracks : The World Soul, Go In Numbers (For Kashala And Sarhanna), Illumination: The Nguzo Saba, Changes

Musicians : Leo Smith, Dwight Andrews, Wes Brown, Bobby Naughton

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If You Want the Kernels, You Have to Break the Shells, Kowald / Smith / Sommer, 1982, FMP 0920

Tracks : Unlost Time, Rastafari In The Universe, Break The Shells

Musicians : Peter Kowald, Leo Smith, Günter Sommer

Music from this album was subsequently included on the CD release Touch The Earth, Break The Shells.

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Rastafari, Leo Smith, 1983, Sackville

Tracks : Rastafari, Rituals, Madder Lake, Little Bits

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Smith, Larry Porter, David Prentice, David Lee

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Human Rights, Leo Smith, 1986, Kabell Records

Tracks : Ethiopia/Africa, Don´t You Remember, Freedom Song, Rastafari#4, Humanismo Justa / Tutmonda Muziko

Musicians : Leo Smith, Stanya, Michele Navazio, James Emery, Thurman Barker, Peter Kowald, Guenter Sommer, Tadao Sawai

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Procession of the Great Ancestry, Wadada Leo Smith, 1989, Chief

Tracks : Blues: Jah Jah Is the Perfect Love, Procession of the Great Ancestry (for Miles Davis), The Flower That Seeds the Earth (for Booker Little), The Third World, Grainery of Pure Earth (for Roy Eldridge), Who Killed David Walker?, Celestial Sparks in the Sanctuary of Redemption (for Dizzy Gillespie), Nuru Light: The Prince of Peace (for Martin Luther King)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, John Powell, Bobby Naughton, Louis Myers, Joe Fonda, Mchaka Uba, Kahil El Zabar

Recorded in 1983 and originally released on Chief Records in 1989.

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Cosmos Has Spirit, Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi, 1992, Scissors

Tracks : Cosmos Has Spirit, Basho, Safi-Sui-Pure, Sarhanna

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi

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A Confederacy Of Dances Vol 1: Concert Recordings From The Roulette Series, Various Artists, 1992, Einstein Records

Tracks : April 16, 1988 (Bill Frisell), Untitled (Christian Marclay), Blue Seed (Tohban Djan), Scruples (Zeena Parkins), One For Albert (Billy Bang), Acid Jazz Burnout (Anthony Coleman), Icetralia (David Weinstein), To Disenfranchise (Repatriation) (Chris Cochrane), Canon Y (Ron Kuivila), Sebastopol (John Zorn), Sylvan Steps (Guy Klucevsek), Poland (David Weinstein), Ulula Zone (Shelley Hirsch / Ikue Mori / David Shea / Jim Staley), Beauty Is A Rarity (Jeanne Lee & Wadada Leo Smith)

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Kulture Jazz, Wadada Leo Smith, 1994, ECM 1507

Tracks : Don't You Remember?, Kulture Of Jazz, Song Of Humanity (Kanto Pri Homaro), Fire-sticks, Chrysanthemums And Moonlight (For Harumi), Seven Rings Of Light In The Hola Trinity, Louis Armstrong Counter-pointing, Albert Ayler In A Spiritual Light, The Kemet Omega Reigns (For Billie Holiday), Love Supreme (For John Coltrane), Mississippi Delta Sunrise (For Bobbie), Mother: Sarah Brown-Smith-Wallace (1920-92), The Healer's Voyage On The Sacred River (For Ayl Kwel Armah), Uprising (For Jessie And Yvonne)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith

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Tao-Njia, Wadada Leo Smith, 1996, Tzadik

Tracks : Another Wave More Waves, Double Thunderbolt: Memorial for Don Cherry, Tao-Njia

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Dorothy Stone, Martin Walker, Vicki Ray, Robin Lorentz, Erika Duke, Mika Noda, David Philipson, Harumi Makino Smith

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Prataksis, Wadada Leo Smith / Vinny Golia / Bertram Turetzky, 1997, Nine Winds

Tracks : And The Future Became Fluid, Dancing On The Edge, Alexandra's Fancy, Music For Confused Travelers, Of Love And Loss, Growing To Be Shadows, Two Up, Two Down, Fractured Laws

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Bertram Turetzky

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Golden Hearts Remembrance, Wadada Leo Smith, 1997, Chap Chap

Tracks : Emmeya, Lotus Garden, Tawhid, Golden Hearts Remembrance, A Nur Bakhshad, Condor, Mother: Sarah Brown-Smith-Wallace

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, David Philipson, William Roper, Glenn Horiuchi, Sonship Theus, Harumi Makino Smith

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Touch The Earth, Break The Shells, Peter Kowald, Leo Smith, Günter Sommer, 1997, FMP CD 67

Tracks : Gebr. Loesch, Touch The Earth, Wind Song In A Dance Of Unity, Rastafari In The Universe, In Light, Ein Stück Über Dem Boden, Radepur Im Februar, Unlost Time, Long Time No See

Musicians : Peter Kowald, Leo Smith, Günter Sommer

This music was originally released on two LPs, Touch The Earth (1980) and If You Want the Kernels, You Have to Break the Shells (1982).

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Condor, Autumn Wind, Wadada Leo Smith / Harumi Makino Smith, 1998, Wobbly Rail WOB 001

Tracks : Hummingbirds Harvesting Nectar From The Birds Of Paradise Plants, East: Illumination: Eagle: Yellow, Emmeya, Special Rider Blues, Sonicboltz Wave, Condor, Sunrise And Moonbows, Shah Ni'matullah Wali, Song Of Humanity, Albert Ayler

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Harumi Makino Smith

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Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith, 1998, Shanachie

Tracks : Big Fun/Hollywuud, Agharta Prelude, Miles Dewey III - Great Ancestor, Black Satin, Ife, Maiysha, Calypso Frelimo, Moja - Nne, Themes From Jack Johnson, Wili (For Dave)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, Bruce Ackley, George Brooks, Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Oluyemi Thomas, John Medeski, Greg Goodman, Paul Plimley, Bob Bralove, Elliott Sharp, Nels Cline, Chris Muir, Freddie Roulette, Michael Manring, Lukas Ligeti, Wally Ingram

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Light Upon Light, Wadada Leo Smith, 1999, Tzadik

Tracks : Moths, Flames and the Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees, Hetep: Serenity: Tranquility 2, Multiamerica, Nur: Luminous, Light Upon Light, A Thousand Cranes: A Memorial for Amir Hamzehi

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Dorothy Stone, Martin Walker, Allen Vogel, Bill Powell, Vicki Ray, Arthur Jarvinen, Mark Trayle, Brian Pezzone, Robin Lorentz, Karen Elaine Bakunin, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Bertram Turetzky, I. Nyoman Wenten, Joh Parsons, I. Wayhan Budha, Harumi Makino Smith

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Reflectativity, Wadada Leo Smith, 2000, Tzadik

Tracks : Reflectativity (A Memorial For Duke Ellington), Blue Flag (For Anthony Davis), Fisherman T Wmukl-d, Hanabishi (For Glenn, Edna And Kenzo Horiuchi)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Malachi Favors Magoustous

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Golden Quartet, Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, 2000, Tzadik

Tracks : DeJohnette, Harumi, Celestial Sky And All The Magic: A Memorial For Lester Bowie, The Healer's Voyage On The Sacred River, America's Third Century Spiritual Awekaning

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Malachi Favors Magoustous, Anthony Davis, Jack DeJohnette

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Dreams And Secrets, Wadada Leo Smith And N'da Kulture / Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited, 2000, Anonymous Records

Tracks : Dreams And Secrets: Dreams - New Delta Blues, Regai Tione / Jealousy, South Central L.A., Secrets - New Delta Blues, Big In America, Steppin' Rhythms: Lamar And N'Dasia Steppin', Masimba / Strength To Overcome, Anoa's Prophecy, Kultures: The Zambezi River, Marimuka / Collecting My Father's Wealth, The Mississippi River, Epic Memory

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith And N'da Kulture (Wadada Leo Smith, Woody Alplanalp, Henry Kaiser, Ollie Elder, Sonship Theus, William Roper, David Philipson) / Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited (Thomas Mapfumo, Ngoni Makombe, Chakaipa Mhembere, Zivai Guveya, Joshua Dube, Gordon Mapika, Christopher Muchabaiwa, Lancelot Mapfumo, Damage Mbaisa, Zivanai Masanga, William Mapfumo, Rose Sande, Memory Makuri)

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Red Sulphur Sky, Wadada Leo Smith, 2001, Tzadik

Tracks : Red Sulphur Sky, Evening Glow A Shining Outward, The Medicine Wheel, Afmie: Purity and Poverty

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith

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Luminous Axis: The Caravans Of Winter And Summer, Wadada Leo Smith, 2002, Tzadik

Tracks : An Electronic Sonic Garden of Delights and Transformations Events 1-15: Garden Of The Heart, Perfect Essence, Radiant Light Gushing From The Sun, Night Splendor, A Certain Moon Flow, Tango, Beauty, Fountain (Immortality), Garden Of The Soul, Apples, Dates And Pomegranates, Light, Ginger, Olives And Musk, Harp: A Gleaming Sama, Fountain (Lore), Camphor, Caravans Of Winter And Summer, The Traveler

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Chris Brown, Ikue Mori, John Bischoff, Mark Trayle, Tim Perkis, William Winant

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The Year of the Elepahant, Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, 2002, Pi Recordings Pi04

Tracks : Al-Madinah, Piru, The Zamzam Well a Stream of a Pure Light, Kangaroo’s Hollow, The Year of the Elephant, Miles Star I-II Star/Seed, Miles Star III Blue Fire

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Malachi Favors Maghostut

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Organic Resonance, Wadada Leo Smith & Anthony Braxton, 2003, Pi Recordings Pi06

Tracks : Tawaf (Cycles 1 - 7), Composition, No. 314, Composition, No. 315, A Celestial Bow, Stone Rivers And Silver Stars Overlayed In Red

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton

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Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace, Wadada Leo Smith & Anthony Braxton, 2004, Pi Recordings Pi10

Tracks : Composition No.316, Saturn, Conjunct The Grand Canyon In A Sweet Embrace, Goshawk

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton

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Lake Biwa, Wadada Leo Smith, 2004, Tzadik

Tracks : Lake Biwa: A Fullmoon Purewater Gold, Sanai's Enclosed Garden Of The Truth, Diamonback Serpent In A House Full Of Water And Still Rising, Africana World

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, John Zorn, Marcus Rojas, Anthony Coleman, Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft, Yuko Fujiyama, Marc Ribot, Jennifer Choi, Erik Friedlander, John Lindberg, Wes Brown, Gerald Cleaver, Kwaku Kwaakye, Susie Ibarra

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Kabell Years 1971-1979, Wadada Leo Smith, 2004, Tzadik

Tracks : CD 1 (Creative Music - 1): Nine (9) Stones On A Mountain, Improvisation N° 4, Creative Music - 1, Afmie - Poem (Solo) Dance 3k, Ogotommeli: Dogon Sage, Ep — 1, Ngoma: Gravity And Lightwaves, Seeds, Zekr, Until The Fire / CD 2 (Reflectativity): Reflectativity, T Wmukl - D, North American Stomp, Visions, Transcendental Suite / CD 3 (Songs Of Humanity): Songs Of Humanity, Lexicon, Peacocks, Gazelles, Dogwood Trees & Six Silver Coins, Of Blues And Dreams, Pneuma, Tempio, Play Ebony Play Ivory / CD 4 (Ahkreanvention): Life Sequence 1, Love Is A Rare Beauty: Movements 1–5, Aura, Ankrasmation, Atoke, Fana, The Zebra Goes Wild

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A 4 CD set comprising the music originally released on the first four Kabell albums; Creative Music - 1, Reflectativity, Song Of Humanity and Solo Music: Akhreanvention; plus 12 previously unreleased tracks.

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Snakish, Wadada Leo Smith, 2005, Leo

Tracks : Uncoiling, Cosmoil, Disembodyism, Over The Influence, Yopo, Black Bell Mother, Majounish, Kawami Wama, Speeds Per Coil, Neither Liquid Nor Gaseous, Torn, Gold Green Melt, Gangah Wallah, Rivers Of Swans, Coiling

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Walter Quintus, Miroslav Tadic, Mark Nauseef, Katya Quintus

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Sky Garden, Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith, 2005, Cuneiform

Tracks : It's About That TIme/The Mask, Jabali (Part 1), Shinjuku, Great Expectations, Directions, Sivad/Gemini Double Image/Little Church, Miles Star, Who's Targeted?, Jabali (Part 2), Willie Dixon, Cozy Pete

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, John Tchicai, Greg Osby, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Tom Coster, Chris Muir, Dave Creamer, Michael Manring, Steve Smith, Karl Perazzo, Zakir Hussain

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Upriver, Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith, 2005, Cuneiform

Tracks : Go Ahead John, On The Corner Jam, What I Say, Bitches Brew, Tatu / Agharta Funk, Tune In 5 / One Phone Call, Corrado, Macero, Yesterfunk, Thunder & Lightning, Jabali (Part 3), Black Satin (Slight Return)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, John Tchicai, Greg Osby, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Tom Coster, Chris Muir, Dave Creamer, Michael Manring, Steve Smith, Karl Perazzo, Zakir Hussain

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Compassion, Wadada Leo Smith / Adam Rudolph, 2006, Meta Records / Kabell

Tracks : Beauty: Aquamarine Night, Sun Ray Colors And Rainbow Images, Fragrance Of Light, Love Rhythms, Heart Songs, Song Of Humanity, Silver Dream Circle, The Caller And the Called

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Adam Rudolph

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Wisdom In Time, Wadada Leo Smith / Gunter Baby Sommer, 2007, Intakt

Tracks : A Sonic Voice Inclosed in the Wind, Tarantella Rusticana, Pure Stillness, Gassire's Lute, Woodland Trail to the Giants, Bass-Star Hemispheres, Rain Cycles, Old Times Roll - New Times Goal, A Silent Letter to Someone

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Gunter Baby Sommer

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Brooklyn Duos, John Coxon And Wadada Leo Smith, 2007, Treader trd 007

Tracks : Gagaku: Rain, Sacrifice: Dreams And Lovers, Colours And Waves, Urban Air Voices, Blood Moon, November Flowers, Seven Gates

Musicians : John Coxon, Wadada Leo Smith

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Tabligh, Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, 2008, Cuneiform

Tracks : Rosa Parks, DeJohnette, Caravan of Winter, Tabligh

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, John Lindberg, Ronald Shannon Jackson

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Abbey Road Quartet, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, 2009, Treader trd 014

Tracks : For Johnny Dyani, For Ashley Wales, For Mongezi Feza, For Grant Green, For Elton Dean

Musicians : Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Pat Thomas, John Coxon, Mark Sanders

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America, Wadada Leo Smith / Jack DeJohnette, 2009, Tzadik

Tracks : America Parts 1,2,3, Red Trumpet, John Brown's Fort, Ed Blackwell, The Blue Mountain Sun Drummer, Rabia's Unconditional Love, a Spiritual Mystery of the Heart, The Masnavi: The Falcon and the Owls

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette

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Spiritual Dimensions, Wadada Leo Smith, 2009, Cuneiform

Tracks : Al-Shadhili's Litany of the Sea: Sunrise, Pacifica, Umar at the Dome of the Rock, parts 1 & 2, Crossing Sirat, South Central L.A. Kulture / CD 2: South Central L.A. Kulture, Angela Davis, "Organic, Joy : Spiritual Fire : Joy

Musicians : CD 1 (Golden Quintet): Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, John Lindberg, Pheeroan akLaff, Don Moye / CD 2 (Organic): Wadada Leo Smith, Michael Gregory, Brandon Ross, Nels Cline, Lamar Smith, Okkyung Lee, Skúli Sverrisson, John Lindberg, Pheeroan akLaff

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Spirit Catcher, Wadada Leo Smith, 2009, Nessa ncd-19

Tracks : Images, The Burning Of Stones, Spirit Catcher, The Burning Of Stones (alt take)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Dwight Andrews, Bobby Naughton, Wes Brown, Pheeroan ak Laff, Irene Emanuel, Carol Emanuel, Ruth Emanuel (harp) Dwight Andrews

Originally released on LP in 1980. The CD has one bonus track.

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Procession of the Great Ancestry, Wadada Leo Smith, 2009, Nessa ncd-26

Tracks : Blues: Jah Jah Is the Perfect Love, Procession of the Great Ancestry (for Miles Davis), The Flower That Seeds the Earth (for Booker Little), The Third World, Grainery of Pure Earth (for Roy Eldridge), Who Killed David Walker?, Celestial Sparks in the Sanctuary of Redemption (for Dizzy Gillespie), Nuru Light: The Prince of Peace (for Martin Luther King)

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, John Powell, Bobby Naughton, Louis Myers, Joe Fonda, Mchaka Uba, Kahil El Zabar

Recorded in 1983 and originally released on Chief Records in 1989.

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The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer, Wadada Leo Smith & Ed Blackwell, 2010, Kabell Records

Tracks : Uprising, Love, Seeds of a Forgotten Flower, The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer, Mto: The Celestial River, Don't You Remember, Sellasie-I, Seven Arrows in the Garden of Light, Buffalo People: A Blues Ritual Dance, Albert Ayler in a Spiritual Light

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Ed Blackwell

Recorded live for a radio broadcast in October 1986.

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Shinjuku, Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith, 2010, There Records

Tracks : Shinjuku, Who's Targeted?, Willie Dixon, Miles Star, Muhammad Ali

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, and other

Some tracks previously released on the Sky Garden and Upriver albums plus previously unreleased live material.

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Lightning, Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith, 2010, There Records

Tracks : Thunder and Lightning, Cozy Pete, Macero, Still Sunrise, Tsapiky Frelimo, Miles Dewey Davis III - Great Ancestor

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, and other

Some tracks previously released on the Sky Garden and Upriver albums plus previously unreleased live material.

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Heart's Reflections, Wadada Leo Smith's Organic, 2011, Cuneiform

Tracks : Don Cherry's Electric Sonic Garden, Heart's Reflections: Splendors Of Light And Purification: The Dhikr Of Radiant Hearts, Part I / The Dhikr Of Radiant Hearts, Part II / The Majestic Way / The Shaykh, As Far As Humaythira / Spiritual Wayfarers / Certainty / Ritual Purity And Love, Part I / Ritual Purity And Love, Part II, Heart's Reflections: Splendors Of Light And Purification: Silsila / The Well: From Bitter To Fresh Sweet Water, Part I / The Well: From Bitter To Fresh Sweet Water, Part II, Toni Morrison: The Black Hole (Sagittarius A*), Conscience And Epic Memory, Leroy Jenkins's Air Steps

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Casey Butler, Casey Anderson, Angelica Sanchez, Brandon Ross, Josh Gerowitz, Lamar Smith, Michael Gregory, Stephanie Smith, John Lindberg, Skuli Sverrisson, Pheeroan Aklaff

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Dark Lady Of The Sonnets, Wadada Leo Smith's Mbira, 2011, TUM CD 023

Tracks : Sarah Bell Wallace, Blues: Cosmic Beauty, Zulu Water Festival, Dark Lady Of The Sonnets, Mbira

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Pheeroan akLaff, Min Xiao-Fen

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Ten Freedom Summers, Wadada Leo Smith, 2012, Cuneiform

Tracks : Dred Scott: 1857, Malik Al Shabazz and the People of the Shahada, Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless, Thurgood Marshall and Brown vs. Board of Education: A Dream of Equal Education, 1954, John F. Kennedy's New Frontier and the Space Age, 1960, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 381 Days, Black Church, Freedom Summer: Voter Registration, Acts of Compassion and Empowerment, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Freedom Riders Ride, Medgar Evers: A Love-Voice of a Thousand Years' Journey for Liberty and Justice, D.C. Wall: A War Memorial for All Times, Buzzsaw: The Myth of a Free Press, Little Rock Nine: A Force for Desegregation in Education, 1957, America, Parts 1, 2 & 3, September 11th, 2001: A Memorial, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1964, Democracy, Martin Luther King, Jr: Memphis, the Prophecy

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Jim Foschia, Larry Kaplan, Anthony Davis, Alison Bjorkedal, Lorenz Gamma, Shalini Vijayan, Jan Karlin, Peter Jacobson, John Lindberg, Tom Peters, Pheeroan akLaff, Susie Ibarra, Lynn Vartan

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Ancestors, Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo, 2012, TUM CD 029

Tracks : Moholo-Moholo / Golden Spirit, No Name In The Street James Baldwin, Jackson Pollock - Action, Siholaro, Ancestors: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Louis Moholo-Moholo

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Occupy The World, Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO, 2013, TUM CD 037

Tracks : Queen Hatshepsut, The Bell – 2, Mount Kilimanjaro (Love And Compassion For John Lindberg), Crossing On A Southern Road (A Memorial For Marion Brown), Occupy The World For Life, Liberty And Justice

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Verneri Pohjola, Jari Hongisto, Fredrik Ljungqvist, Mikko Innanen, Juhani Aaltonen, Kalle Hassinen, Kenneth Ojutkangas, Seppo Kantonen, Veli Kujala, Kalle Kalima, Mikko Iivanainen, Iro Haarla, Niels Thorkild Levinsen, Terhi Pylkkänen, Barbora Hilpo, Iida-Vilhelmiina Laine, John Lindberg, Ulf Krokfors, Mika Kallio, Stefan Pasborg, Janne Tuomi

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Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, 2014, Other Minds

Tracks : Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Brown, Del Sol String Quartet

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The Stone, Wadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell, 2014, M.O.D. Technologies

Tracks : Akashic Meditation

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell

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Sonic Rivers, Wadada Leo Smith / George Lewis / John Zorn, 2014, Tzadik

Tracks : Cecil Taylor, The Art of Counterpoint, North, South, East, West, Screaming Grass, The Culture of Gun Violence in the US

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John Zorn

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Bishopsgate Concert, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith / John Tilbury, 2014, Treader trd 021

Tracks : JT Solo, IWLS Solo, IWLS Solo, IWLS Solo, Bishopsgate Duo

Musicians : Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, John Tilbury

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Red Hill, Wadada Leo Smith / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Balazs Pandi, 2014, RareNoise

Tracks : Gneiss, Janus Face, Agpaitic, Tragic Wisdom, Debts Of Honor, Arfvedsonite

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi

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June 6th 2013, Wadada Leo Smith & Eco D'Alberi, 2014, Novara Jazz Series

Tracks : Decision, Says The Source, The Great Oak, Full Moon, Above The Tree Line, Red Earth, The Zebra Goes Wild

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Edoardo Marraffa, Alberto Braida, Antonio Borghini, Fabrizio Spera

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The Great Lakes Suites, Wadada Leo Smith, 2014, TUM CD 041

Tracks : Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, John Lindberg, Jack DeJohnette

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The Nile, Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge, 2014, Hardedge

Tracks : The Nile, Signs And Symbols Of Humanity, Civilization Of Barbarism, Harp

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Hardedge

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Celestial Weather, Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg, 2015, TUM CD 046

Tracks : Malachi Favors Maghostut: A Monarch of Creative Music: Part I / Part II, Celestial Weather Suite: Cyclone / Hurricane / Icy Fog / Typhoon / Tornado, Feathers and Earth: Part I / Part II

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, John Lindberg

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Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977, Wadada Leo Smith, 2015, Corbett vs Dempsey

Tracks : Jupiter's Astro Waves, Blue Green Gardens Of The Indigenous People Of The Great Plains, A) Pan-Sonic Fire Rhythms (For Ed Blackwell) B) Red Chrysanthemums C) Dark Purple Night On Crater Lake With A Clear View Of Saturn's Rings And Moons

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith

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3 Compositions of New Jazz, Anthony Braxton, 1968, Delmark (Modern Jazz Series)

Tracks : Track 1, Track 2, The Ball (Tracks 1 and 2 have graphical titles which are not represented here)

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins

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Anthony Braxton (aka B-Xo/N-0-1-4-7a), Anthony Braxton, 1969, Actuel 529.315

Tracks : The Light on the Dalta, Simple Like, B-Xo/N-O-1-47a

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Steve McCall

The album title and title of track 3 are diagrams.

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Humility In The Light Of Creator, Maurice McIntyre, 1969, Delmark

Tracks : Ensemble Love Suite: Hexagon/Kcab Emoh/Pluto Calling/Life Force/Humility In The Light Of The Creator, Ensemble Fate Suite: Family Tree/Say A Prayer For/Out Here (If Anyone Should Call)/Melissa/Bismillah

Musicians : Maurice McIntyre, Leo Smith (on Ensemble Fate Suite), John Stubblefield (on Ensemble Fate Suite), Amina Claudine Myers (on Ensemble Fate Suite), Malachi Favors, Mchaka Uba, Ajaramu, Thurman Barker, George Hines

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Funky Skull, Melvin Jackson, 1969, Limelight 86071

Tracks : Funky Skull Parts 1 & 2, Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me, Bold And Black, Dance Of The Dervish, Everybody Loves My Baby, Cold Duck Time Parts 1 & 2, Say What, Funky Doo, Silver Cycles

Musicians : Melvin Jackson, Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Donald Towns, Tom Hall, Steve Galloway, Byron Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Tobie Wynn, Bobby Pittman, James Tatum, Jodie Christian, Pete Cosey, Phil Upchurch, Billy Hart, Morris Jennings, The Sound Of Feeling, Maurice Miller

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Comme Ŕ La Radio, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski, Avec Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1970, Saravah

Tracks : Comme A La Radio, Tanka II, Le Brouillard, J'Ai Vingt Six Ans, L'Été L'Été, Encore, Leo, Les Petits Chevaux, Tanka I, Lettre A Monsieur Le Chef De Gare De La Tour De Carol

Musicians : Brigitte Fontaine, Leo Smith, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Jacques Higelin, Albert Guez, J.-C. Capon, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Malachi Favors, Areski

Lester Bowie probably does not play on this album.

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Young At Heart / Wise In Time, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1971, Delmark DS 423

Tracks : Young At Heart, Wise In Time

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Lester Lashley, Thurman Barker

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This Time, Anthony Braxton, 1971, Actuel 529.347

Tracks : Composition No 1, Solo, Small Composition No 1, Small Composition No 2, Small Composition No 3, Small Composition No 4, Small Composition No 5, In The Street, This Time...

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Steve McCall

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Geechee Recollections, Marion Brown, 1973, Impulse! 9252

Tracks : Once upon a time (A children's tale), Karintha, Buttermilk bottom, Introduction, Tokalokaloka Part one / Part two / Part three, Ending

Musicians : Marion Brown, Leo Smith, Bill Hasson, James Jefferson, Steve McCall, A. Kobena Adzenyah, William Malone, Jumma Santos

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Trio and Duet, Anthony Braxton, 1974, Sackville

Tracks : Composition 36: HM 421 (RTS) 47, The Song Is You, Embraceable You, You Go to My Head

Musicians : Track 1: Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Teitelbaum / Tracks 2 to 4: Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland

Reissued in 2002 by Sackville. Further reissue on Delmark in 2014 with bonus tracks is listed below (under 2014)

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Silence, Anthony Braxton, 1974, Freedom

Tracks : Off The Top Of My Head, Silence

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins

Recorded in July 1969. Subsequently released on Black Lion as part of a 2-on-1 CD Silence / Time Zones.

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The Gardens Of Harlem, Clifford Thornton / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1974, JCOA 1008

Tracks : Ogún Bára, O Desayo, Agbadzá, Changó Obarí, Aďn Salah, Gospel Ballade, Sweet Oranges, Blues City

Musicians : Clifford Thornton, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Leo Smith, Michael Ridley, Ted Daniel, Charles Stephens, Janice Robinson, Roland Alexander, Pat Patrick, Dewey Redman, George Barrow, Carlos Ward, Gregory Williams, John Thompson, Bob Stewart, Carla Bley, Andy Gonzalez, Art Lewis, Laxmi G. Tewari, Asante Darkwa, Milton Cardona, Gene Golden, Jerry González, A. Kobena Adzenyah, Vincent Jorge

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For Players Only, Leroy Jenkins / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1975, JCOA 1010

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Leo Smith, Joseph Bowie, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Charles Brackeen, Becky Friend, Sharon Freeman, Bill Davis, Romulus Franceschini, James Emery, Diedre Murray, David Holland, Sirone, Charles Shaw, Roger Blank, Jerome Cooper

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Creative Improvisation Ensemble, Marion Brown, Leo Smith, 1975, Freedom

Tracks : Centering, Njung-Lumumba Malcolm, And Then They Danced, Rhythmus #1

Musicians : Marion Brown, Leo Smith

Recorded in May 1970. All tracks subsequently included on the Arista Freedom double LP Duets (Marion Brown, 1976). Tracks 3 and 4 were included on the Black Lion CD version of Porto Novo (Marion Brown, 1994)

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Duets, Marion Brown, 1976, Arista Freedom AL 1904

Tracks : Centering, Njung-Lumumba Malcolm, And Then They Danced, Rhythmus #1, Soundways, Soundways Part 2

Musicians : Marion Brown, Leo Smith (tracks 1-4), Elliott Schwartz (tracks 5-6)

Tracks 1-4 recorded in Paris in May 1970 and originally released on Creative Improvisation Ensemble (Freedom, 1975). Tracks 5-6 recorded in Brunswick, Maine in February 1973 and originally released on Soundways (Century, 1973).

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The Flam, Frank Lowe, 1976, Black Saint 0005

Tracks : Sun Voyage, Flam, Be-Bo-Bo-Be, Third St. Stomp, U.B.O.

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Leo Smith, Joseph Bowie, Alex Blake, Charles "Bobo" Shaw

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Creative Orchestra Music 1976, Anthony Braxton, 1976, Arista

Tracks : Piece 1, Piece 2, Piece 3, Piece 4, Piece 5, Piece 6

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Cecil Bridgewater, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Faddis, Garrett List, George Lewis, Earl McIntyre, Jack Jeffers, Roscoe Mitchell, Seldon Powell, Ronald Bridgewater, Bruce Johnstone, Jonathan Dorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederick Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, Karl Berger, Warren Smith, Philip Wilson

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Creative Construction Company, Creative Construction Company, 1976, Muse 5071

Tracks : Muhal (Part I), Muhal (Part II), Live Spiral

Musicians : Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Davis, Steve McCall

Recorded in 1970.

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Creative Construction Company, Vol. 2, 1976, Muse 5097

Tracks : No More White Gloves – Part I (With Sand Under Your Shoes Doing A Dance), No More White Gloves – Part II (With Sand Under Your Shoes Doing A Dance)

Musicians : Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Davis, Steve McCall

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Clarity, Michael Gregory Jackson, 1976, Bija

Tracks : Clarity, A View To This Life, Oliver Lake, Prelueoionti, Ballad, Clarity 4, Ab Bb 1-7 3, Iomi

Musicians : Michael Gregory Jackson, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, David Murray

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The Haunt, Naughton / Smith / Robinson, 1976, OTIC

Tracks : The Haunt, Slant, Places, Rode Island, Ordette

Musicians : Bobby Naughton, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson

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Doctor Too-Much, Frank Lowe, 1977, Kharma PK 2

Tracks : Trombone (Dedicated To George Lewis & Joseph Bowie), Crush, Parts, Doctor Too-Much, Structuralism, Broadway Rhumba, Future Memories

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Leo Smith, Olu Dara, Fred Williams, Philip Wilson

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Company 5, Company, 1978, Incus 28

Tracks : LS/MR/DB/TH/AB/SL/EP, SL/AB-1, SL/AB-2, EP/TH/AB-1, EP/TH/AB-2

Musicians : Leo Smith, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Maarten Altena

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Company 6, 1978, Incus 29

Tracks : LS/TH/AB/SL/MR (Part Of A Longer Piece), EP/HB/DB (Part Of A Longer Piece), SB/MR/HB/LC (Part Of One Of A Number Of Pieces By This Grouping), MR/SL (The Second Of Two Pieces), HB/AB/DB (Part Of A Longer Piece), LC/TH/LS (Part Of A Longer Piece)

Musicians : Leo Smith, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Lol Coxhill, Steve Lacy, Steve Beresford, Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Maarten Altena, Han Bennink

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Company 7, 1978, Incus 30

Tracks : AB/EP The Second Of Two Pieces, TH/MR/SB/HB/DB Part Of A Longer Piece, SL/EP/AB/LC Part Of A Longer Piece, TH/LS The Second Of Two Pieces, LC/AB/MR First Of Three Pieces, HB/LC/MR/TH Part Of Second Of Two Pieces, EP/LS/DB Second Of Four Pieces

Musicians : Leo Smith, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Lol Coxhill, Steve Lacy, Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, Tristan Honsinger, Maarten Altena, Han Bennink

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L-R-G / The Maze / S II Examples, Roscoe Mitchell, 1978, Nessa n-14/15

Tracks : L-R-G (Part One), L-R-G (Part Two), The Maze, S II Examples

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Joseph Jarman, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Malachi Favors, Thurman Barker, Don Moye, Douglas Ewart

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Fruits: Live, Phillip Wilson Trio, 1978, Circle RK 14778/10

Tracks : Electricity, Leo's Tune, F & L, Death Aint Supposed To Be Negative

Musicians : Phillip Wilson, Leo Smith, Johnny Dyani

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Sketches From Bamboo, Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra, 1979, Moers Music

Tracks : Sketches From Bamboo - Cyp I, Linefinelyon Seven, Sketches From Bamboo - Cyp II

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Rob Howard, Mike Mossman, Hugh Ragin, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Ray Anderson, Alfred Patterson, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, Douglas Ewart, Wallace McMillan, Pinguin Moschner, Marilyn Crispell, Bobby Naughton, Wes Brown, Pheeroan Ak Laff

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Hemispheres, Anthony Davis, 1983, Gramavision

Tracks : Mvt I: Esu At The Crossroads, Mvt II: Little Richard's New Wave, Mvt III: Ifa: The Oracle, Esu The Trickster, Mvt IV: A Walk Through The Shadows, Mvt V: Clonetics

Musicians : Anthony Davis, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Dwight Andrews, J.D. Parran, David Samuels, Shem Guibbory, Eugene Friesen, Rick Rozie, Pheeroan akLaff

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L-R-G / The Maze / S II Examples, Roscoe Mitchell, 1989/2009, Nessa ncd-14

Tracks : L-R-G, The Maze, S II Examples

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Joseph Jarman, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Malachi Favors, Thurman Barker, Don Moye, Douglas Ewart

Originally released on a double LP in 1978. This single CD has no bonus tracks but does include all the music from the original.

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Natural Affinities, Jeanne Lee, 1992, Owl 070

Tracks : Mingus Meditations, I Thought About You, Journey To Edaneres, Peace Chorale I / Bushwhacked / Peace Chorale II, Free Space, Trilogy, Ambrosia Mama (Celebration Of A State Of Grace)

Musicians : Jeanne Lee, Leo Smith, Mark Whitecage, Jerome Harris, Lisle Atkinson, Dave Holland, Newman Baker, Nadja Smith

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Strawman Dance, Tyrone Henderson & David Bindman, 1994, Konnex

Tracks : Grandmama, Dark Times In The City, Strawman Dance, Sun Ra Dedication, Critical Vision, Corn Pipes And Dark Brown Dancing Feet, Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are - Aint' Seen Nothing Like This Before

Musicians : Tyrone Henderson, David Bindman, Wadada Leo Smith, Joe Fonda, Royal Hartigan

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Marco Eneidi & The American Jungle Orchestra, Marco Eneidi & The American Jungle Orchestra, 1994, Botticelli Records

Tracks : Landscapes I + II, Prairie Sunrise, Last Flight Of The Nez Perce (Walowa), R.A.G.S., Lakota (Upper), Lakota (Lower), Going To Meet The Man, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Landscape III, Neruda / Segovia, Wadada, Landscapes IV - V, Way, Way Down Low, Landscapes VI - X, Last Flight Of The Nez Perce (Toolhollzote)

Musicians : Marco Eneidi, Hal Forman, Wadada Leo Smith, Chris Cox, Ron Heglin, Bruce Ackley, Glenn Spearman, Alex Weiss, Oluyemi Thomas, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenleif, Tom Heasley, Matthew Goodheart, Tara Flandreau, Danielle Degrutella, Ashley Adams, Bertram Turetzky, Damon Smith, George Cremaschi, Jackson Krall, Garth Powell

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Porto Novo (exp CD), Marion Brown, 1994, Black Lion

Tracks : Similar Limits, Sound Structure, Improvisation, QBIC, Porto Novo, And Then They Danced, Rhythmus No 1

Musicians : Tracks 1 to 5: Marion Brown, Maarten van Regteren Altena, Han Bennink / Tracks 6 & 7: Marion Brown, Leo Smith

Leo Smith does not play on the original LP release of Porto Novo. Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in 1967 and originally released on Polydor in 1969. Tracks 6 and 7 recorded in 1970 and originally released on the album Creative Improvisation Ensemble in 1975.

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Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978, Anthony Braxton, 1995, hat ART CD 6171

Tracks : Language Improvisations, Composition 55, Composition 45, Composition 59, Composition 51, Composition 58

Musicians : Anthony Braxton (conductor), Kenny Wheeler, Leo Smith, Michael Mossman, Rob Howard, George Lewis, James King Roosa, Ray Anderson, Dwight Andrews, J.D.Parran, Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg, Vinny Golia, Marilyn Crispell, Robert Ostertag, Bobby Naughton, Birgit Taubhorn, James Emery, John Lindberg, Thurman Barker

Recorded live in Koln in May 1978. Reissued in 2007 (hatOLOGY 644).

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Silence / Time Zones, Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum, 1996, Black Lion

Tracks : Off The Top Of My Head, Silence, Crossing (Dedicated To Roscoe Mitchell), Behmoth Dreams (Dedicated To Maryanne Amacher)

Musicians : Tracks 1 & 2: Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins / Tracks 3 & 4: Anthony Braxton, Richard Teitelbaum

Originally released as separate LPs, Silence (1974) and Time Zones (1977).

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98 Duets, Jeb Bishop, 1998, Wobbly Rail

Tracks : a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l

Musicians : Jeb Bishop, Wadada Leo Smith (tracks h & j), Mats Gustafsson (tracks b & e), Ken Vandermark (tracks g & i), Fred Lonberg-Holm (tracks a, f & l), Josh Abrams (tracks c & d), Hamid Drake (track k)

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Interludes Of Breath And Substance, Matthew Goodheart With Leo Smith, 1999, Cadence

Tracks : Utterance I (Melody For Wadada), Song Of Wind And Earth, A Dream Of Whispering, Conference, Suite Of Talking Music: I / II / III / IV, Between-Play, Postlude, Utterance II (Melody For Wadada)

Musicians : Matthew Goodheart, Leo Smith

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Dreaming With Serpents, Gustavo Aguilar, 1999, Acoustic Levitation

Tracks : Zamzam, A Ki-River Spring, Apa, Tulumbaz For Solo Timpani, Faces We See, Hearts We Don't, Magic Tree, Bamboo Blue Static

Musicians : Gustavo Aguilar, Wadada Leo Smith, Todd Sickafoose, John Bergamo

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Trumpets, What We Live, 1999, Black Saint 0189

Tracks : Second Breath, The Stone Heated Distance, Orbital, Soft City, Song Of Roland

Musicians : Lisle Ellis, Lawrence Ochs, Donald Robinson, Wadada Leo Smith (tracks 1 & 2), Dave Douglas (tracks 3, 4 & 5)

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Quintet For A Day, What We Live, 1999, New World Records

Tracks : A Brush With The Groove, Here Today, The Turquoise Lament (First Synopsis), Yours And Mine, The Undersized Shadow (Synopsis Three), The Big Hunt (Fourth Synopsis), The Blackbird (Synopsis Two), Gone Tomorrow, Coda

Musicians : Lisle Ellis, Lawrence Ochs, Donald Robinson / Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith

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Hollywood Wedding, Adam Lane, 1999, Cadence Jazz Records

Tracks : Monolith (The Assassination Of Rabin), The Box, Dedicated (A Version For Fred Hopkins), Blues For Richard Davis, The Government Has A Responsibility To Provide For Its People, Fire Up The Pig, After Party, Cows, Peace (For Wadada Leo Smith), New Mars

Musicians : Adam Lane, Josef Leimberg, Todd M. Simon, Paul Thompson, Wadada Leo Smith (track 9), Scott Ray, Eddie Felix, James King, Lynn Johnston,Brian McFadin, Marty Walker, Aaron Bennett, Tracy Caldwell, Fawntice McCain, Shelsea Czuchra, Tonya Ridgely, Benny Lackner, Art Hirahara, Vicki Ray, Ryan Francesconi, Jeremy K. Keller, Mark Chung, Robin Lorentz, Lynn Angebrand, Art Jarvinen, Kentaro Ebiko, Koki Kumagai, Dave Shaffer, Greg Diamond, Jason Roth, Amy Knowles, Koki Kumagai, Matt Akuff, Douglas Repetto, Joel Fox, Steve Hise, Caat Hay, Cosmo Segurson, Rebecca Bolam, Tiffany Meador

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Hallelujah, Anyway- Remembering Tom Cora, Various Artists, 1999, Tzadic

Notes : A double CD of live and studio recordings made between 1983 and 1998 that featuring, composed by, or composed in memory of Tom Cora. One track (The President Of The United States) which was recorded live in May 1993 is performed by Tom Cora, Wadada Leo Smith, Richard Teitelbaum and Carlos Zíngaro.

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The Catbird Sings, John Lindberg Ensemble, 2000, Black Saint 0198

Tracks : Float-ing Fanfare, Waltz Four, Hydrofoil (For Fred Hopkins), Ascendant, Nostalgia In Times Square, Ground Multiple, Area 6, Sophie's Lullaby, The Catbird Sings

Musicians : John Lindberg, Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Ochs, Andrew Cyrille

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A Tree Frog Tonality, John Lindberg Ensemble, 2000, Between The Lines

Tracks : Thanksgiving Suite: I. At Home / II. Mellow T. / III. Dreaming At ..., Four Fathers, Drifter, A Tree Frog Tonality, Good To Go, Little m And Big M

Musicians : John Lindberg, Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Ochs, Andrew Cyrille

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Not So Unusual Blues, Tyrone Henderson, 2000, Konnex

Tracks : Uptown Tran, Playing Dem Demons Away, Harlem River Lament, I Got Jazz And Jesus, Like A Bird, Undomiciled, Ruby Jennings, Turk And Curley, Grandmama, Strawman Dance, Corn Pipes And Dark Brown Dancing Feet

Musicians : Tyrone Henderson, Leo Wadada Smith, David Bindman, Marvin Sewell, Fred Hopkins, Joe Fonda, Michael Sarin, Royal Hartigan, Andre Strobert

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Flower After Flower, Susie Ibarra, 2000, Tzadic

Tracks : Illumination, Fractal 1, The Ancients, Fractal 2, Flower After Flower, Fractal 3, Human Beginnings, Fractal 4

Musicians : Susie Ibarra, Wadada Leo Smith (tracks 1, 3 & 7), Assif Tsahar, Chris Speed, Cooper-Moore, Pauline Oliveros, Charles Burnham, John Lindberg

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Matthew Shipp's New Orbit, Matthew Shipp's New Orbit, 2001, Thirsty Ear

Tracks : New Orbit, Paradox X, Orbit 2, Chi, Orbit 3, U Feature, Syntax, Maze Hint, Paradox Y, Orbit 4

Musicians : Matthew Shipp, Wadada Leo Smith, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver

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Searching Souls, Johnnie Valentino, 2001, Nine Winds

Tracks : Up And Down, Searching Souls, Black Cat, Vapor Burn, This Or That, Dark Matter, Ugly Beauty, The Harvest, Nono, Littleton, My Old Kentucky Home, Spiritual Blessing

Musicians : Johnnie Valentino, Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Andy Laster, Billy Drewes, Trevor Ware, Kermit Driscoll, Mick Rossi

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Dancing On Water, Marty Walker, 2001, Cold Blue Music

Tracks : As Is Thought/Aurora, Song(s) of the Sirens (2001 version), Among Simple Shadows, Dancing On Water, Dancing On Water - Moonlight, Elegant Detours, On Tuesday: pt. 1 /pt. 2 / pt. 3 / pt. 4

Musicians : Marty Walker, Wadada Leo Smith (track 3), Rick Cox, Bryan Pezzone, David Johnson, William Winant, Susan Allen, Amy Knowles

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Mol-e Mori II, Park Je Chun, 2001, Sang Joong Ha Music

Tracks : Song I, Song II, Song III, Song IV, Song V

Musicians : Park Je Chun, Wadada Leo Smith (track 3), Kang Tae Hwan (tracks 2 & 4), Masahiko Satoh (track 1), Gustavo Alfredo Aguilar, Jr. (track 4), Richard Maurer, Jr (track 4)

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Talking Drum, Chris Brown, 2001, Sonore

Tracks : Rumba Quinto, Havana, Cuba, Invention #3, Headlands, Sausalito, California, Cremation Procession, Bali, Tennis Court, CNMAT, Berkeley, Hammering, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines, Invention #2, iEAR/RPI, Troy, New York, Rumba Kata, Havana, Cuba, Invention #5, Headlands, Sausalito, California, Quiapo Market District, Manila, Philippines, Invention #2, Calarts, Valencia, California, Mariwo Chant, Havana, Cuba, Talking Drum, Beanbender's, Berkeley, California, Cremation Procession Downbeat, Bali, Invention #1, Headlands, Sausalito, California, Talking Drum, Groningen, Netherlands, Chango, Havana, Cuba, Fireworks, Ilolio, Philippines, Hawaii Bird Park, Hawaii, Frogs In Irrigation Canals, Champuan, Bali, Vultures And Muezzin, Istanbul, Turkey, Rooster, Boracay, Philippines, Mouth Full Of Fire, Market St., San Francisco, California, Talking Drum, ISEA '95, Montreal, Canada, Invention #4, Univ. Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Invention #4, Headlands, Sausalito, California, Cremation Flame, Bali

Notes/Musicians : A release that combines live performance recordings with field recordings of traditional music and environmental soundscapes. Wadada Leo Smith plays on Invention #2, Calarts, Valencia, California. The album was reissued by Pogus Productions in 2005.

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The Bad Guys: Live In Fano "Jazz By The Sea" 2000, Roscoe Mitchell And The Note Factory, 2002, Materiali Sonori

Tracks : Choro Pra Merilina, Down In The Basement, Oh, See How They Run To L.A., Do That Dance Called The Tangler, The Bad Guys, That Would Be Fine

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Craig Taborn, Matthew Shipp, Spencer Barefield, Gerald Cleaver, Jaribu Shahid, Harrison Bankhead, Tani Tabbal

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Somehow We Can, Alvin Singleton, 2002, Tzadic

Tracks : Somehow We Can (1995), Vous Compra (2001), Mookestueck (1999), Again (1979)

Musicians : Alvin Singleton, Wadada Leo Smith (track 2), Anthony Davis (track 2), Martha Mooke (track 3), Marianne Henry (track 1), Marisa McLeod (track 1), Diedra Lawrence (track 1), Michael Cameron (track 1), chamber orchestra (track 4)

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Visionfest : Visionlive, Various Artists, 2003, Thirsty Ear

Tracks : Truth Is Marching In (Muntu), Existence (Dave Burrell And Tyrone Brown), Bangart 100 (Billy Bang Trio), Crepuscule IV In Powderhorn Park (Douglas Ewart Quintet), Speech Of Form (Matthew Shipp String Trio), Black, Brown, Beige And Blanca (Karen Borca Quartet), Synchronicity (Ellen Christi Quartet), Spirits Came In (Kidd Jordan / Fred Anderson Quartet), Improvisation (Peter Kowald)

A CD/DVD release of 9 performances at the Vision Jazz Festival in May/June 2002 in New York City. Wadada Leo Smith plays on the Douglas Ewart Quintet track. The musicians on that track are Douglas Ewart, Wadada Leo Smith, Joseph Jarman, William Parker, Hamid Drake.

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The Unknown Masada, John Zorn, 2003, Tzadic

Tracks : Kinyan, Olamim, Vehuel, Shofetim, Partzuf, Zarach, Shagal, Herem, Kadmut, Zemaraim, Demai, Belimah

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith plays on the track Demai.

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The Sweetness of the Water, Spring Heel Jack, 2004, Thirsty Ear

Tracks : Track Four, Quintet, Lata, Duo, Track One , Inlet, Track Two, Autumn

Musicians : Ashley Wales, John Coxon, Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, John Edwards, Mark Sanders

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Maritime Rites, Alvin Curran, 2004, New World Records

Tracks : Maritime Rites: World Music, Maritime Rites: Rattlesnake Mountain, Maritime Rites: Coastline, Maritime Rites: Mine: The One That Enters The Stories, Maritime Rites: Improvisation, Maritime Rites: Soft Shoulder, Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (World Music), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Rattlesnake Mountain), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Coastline), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Mine: The One That Enters The Stories), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Improvisation), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Soft Shoulder), Maritime Rites: From Center of Rainbow, Sounding, Maritime Rites: Improvisation, Maritime Rites: Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape, Maritime Rites: Maritime Rites, Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (From Center of Rainbow, Sounding), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Improvisation), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape), Maritime Rites: Program Introduction (Maritime Rites)

Musicians : Alvin Curran, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Steve Lacy, Joseph Celli, Pauline Oliveros, Malcolm Goldstein, Clark Coolidge, John Cage

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Folkloriko, Susie Ibarra, 2004, Tzadic

Tracks : Anitos, Lakbay: Gawain Ng Pamilya I / Umaga / Merienda / Awit Sa Trabaho / Ang Sayaw / Palengke / Paniniwala / Gawain Ng Pamilya II / /Lullaby

Musicians : Susie Ibarra, Wadada Leo Smith (tracks 4, 7 & 9), Craig Taborn, Jennifer Choi, Roberto Rodriguez (track 1)

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50th Birthday Celebration Volume 8, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra, John Zorn, 2004, Tzadic

Tracks : Meridian, Rising Sign, Spirit Writing, By the Mark, Eight, Visitation, Ipsissimi, Ghost Writing, The Ascending Arc, Full Fathom Five

Musicians : Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra, John Zorn

Live recording of a performance in September 2003. One of a series of releases marking John Zorn's 50th birthday.

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Salve Regina, Piotr Baron, 2006, CelEsTis

Tracks : Joshua 6, Oh, Holy Cross, Salve Regina 1, Salve Regina 2, Salve Regina 3, I Am The Resurrection, Little Mary

Musicians : Piotr Baron, Wadada Leo Smith, Nolan Shaheed, Darek Oleszkiewicz, Marvin "Smitty" Smith

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Folio And Four Systems, Earle Brown, 2006, Tzadic

Tracks : Folio, March 1953 (MM 135), November 1952, December 1952, Four Systems 1954, November 1952, Four Systems 1954, June 1953, March 1953 (MM 87), October 1952/March 1953 (MM 87 & 135), June 1953, December 1952, 1953

Musicians : Earle Brown, Wadada Leo Smith (track 7), Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Daniel Goode, Stephen Drury, Ron Kuivila, Sylvie Courvoisier, Christian Wolff, Nora Jacobson, Merzbow, Charlie Looker, Matt Hough, Larry Polansky, Mark Feldman, Ikue Mori, Ed Tomney, Alex Hoskins, Brad Wentworth, Joan La Barbara

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Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978, Anthony Braxton, 2007, hatOLOGY 2-644

Tracks : Language Improvisations, Composition 55, Composition 45, Composition 59, Composition 51, Composition 58

Musicians : Anthony Braxton (conductor), Kenny Wheeler, Leo Smith, Michael Mossman, Rob Howard, George Lewis, James King Roosa, Ray Anderson, Dwight Andrews, J.D.Parran, Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg, Vinny Golia, Marilyn Crispell, Robert Ostertag, Bobby Naughton, Birgit Taubhorn, James Emery, John Lindberg, Thurman Barker

Recorded live in Koln in May 1978. Originally released on hat ART in 1995 (hat ART 6171).

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Tamarindo Live, Tony Malaby's Tamarindo, 2010, Clean Feed

Tracks : Buoyant Boy, Death Rattle, Hibiscus, Jack The Hat (With Coda)

Musicians : Tony Malaby, Wadada Leo Smith, William Parker, Nasheet Waits

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The NYFA Collection (25 Years Of New York New Music), Various Artists, 2010, Innova Recordings

Notes : This wide ranging 5 CD box set of largely previously unreleased music includes one track, An Even Loan, performed by Wadada Leo Smith, Anne LeBaron and Peter Van Bergen.

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Lio Leo Leon, London Improvisers Orchestra, 2011, psi recordings

Tracks : Before Tapping, Wiretapping, After Tapping, Concerto For Soft-loud Key-box No. 2, Inhale Exhale, Numbers Listening, After Numbers, Concerto For Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith & Orchestra

Musicians : Roland Ramanan, Ian Smith, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (track 8), Alan Tomlinson, Robert Jarvis, Lol Coxhill, Adrian Northover, Ricardo Tejero, Caroline Kraabel, David Ryan, Noel Taylor, John Rangecroft, Harrison Smith, Neil Metcalfe, Sonia Paço-Rocchia, Terry Day, Steve Beresford, Veryan Weston, Leon Michener, Jackie Walduck, Dave Tucker, Robert Sassi, Alison Blunt, Christoph Irmer, Ivor Kallin, Philipp Wachsmann, Benedict Taylor, Charlotte Hug, Barbara Meyer, Hannah Marshall, Marcio Mattos, David Leahy, Dominic Lash, Guillaume Viltard, Javier Carmona, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Tony Marsh, Eugene Martynec, Adam Bohman, Tania Chen

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Quartet (Paris) 1969, Anthony Braxton, 2011, Braxton Bootleg, Vol 2

Tracks : Untitled

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Steve McCall

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Orchestra (Paris) 1978, Anthony Braxton, 2011, Braxton Bootleg, Vol 6

Tracks : Composition No. 59, Composition No. 51, Composition No. 58, Announcement, Composition No. 45

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Ray Anderson, Joseph Bowie, George Lewis, James King Roosa, Dwight Andrews, J. D. Parran, Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg, Vinny Golia, Marilyn Crispell, Robert Ostertag, Bobby Naughton, Brigit Taubhorn, James Emery, Brian Smith, John Lindberg, Charles Bobo Shaw, Thurman Barker

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Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying, Marion Brown, 2011

A CD release that combines two albums originally released in 1973 and 1974. Leo Smith plays on the Geechee Recollections album.

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Screaming In Daytime (Makes Men Forget), Zen Widow Featuring Wadada Leo Smith, 2012, pfMENTUM

Tracks : Gifts We Have Forgotten, Notated Memory, Black On White Paper, This Seeming Dream, Musa Physics

Musicians : Gianni Gebbia, Matthew Goodheart, Garth Powell, Wadada Leo Smith

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Fear Is Not The Natural State Of Civilized People, Daren Burns, 2012, Urban Nerds

Tracks : Goyathlay, Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fela Kuti

Musicians : Daren Burns, Wadada Leo Smith, Sarah Phillips, Scott Collins, Craig Bunch

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Twine Forest, Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith, 2013, Clean Feed

Tracks : Cones Of Chrome, Veinular Rub, Retinal Sand, Echolocation, Light Black Birds, Twine Forest, In The Falls Of..., Ultimate Causes

Musicians : Angelica Sanchez, Wadada Leo Smith

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Trio and Duet, Anthony Braxton, 2014, Delmark / Sackville

Tracks : Composition 36: HM 421 (RTS) 47, The Song Is You, Embraceable You, You Go to My Head, On Green Dolphin Street, I Remember You

Musicians : Track 1: Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Teitelbaum / Tracks 2 to 6: Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland

This is an expanded reissue of the LP Trio and Duets which was originally released on Sackville in 1974. Tracks 1 to 4 were on the original LP. Tracks 5 ^ 7 are bonus duet tracks.

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Conversations II: Dialogues And Monologues, William Parker, 2015, RogueArt ROG-0062

Interviewees : Muhammad Ali, Marshall Allen, Tim Berne, Nathan Breedlove, Rob Brown, Daniel Carter, Bill Cole, Jerome Cooper, Andrew Cyrille, On Davis, Ernest Dawkins, Mark Dresser, Douglas Ewart, Giuseppi Logan, Henry Grimes, Mark Helias, William Hooker, Kidd Jordan, Maurice Mcintyre, Kalaparusha Jackson Krall, Yusef Lateef, Helene Labarričre, Sabir Mateen, Thollem Mcdonas, Jemeel Moondoc, Butch Morris, Fred Moten, Roswell Rudd, Jeff Schlanger, Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Swell, David S. Ware

Musicians : William Parker, Kidd Jordan

A 500 page book that includes 32 interviews by William Parker, 28 artworks by Jeff Schlanger and photographs by Jacques Bisceglia. Includes a CD of duets by Parker and Kidd Jordan and excerpts from the interviews.

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Wadada Leo Smith compositions: selected releases featuring compositions by Wadada Leo Smith

Grand Oak Trees At Dawn / String Quartet No. 1 / String Quartet No. 3 "Black Church" / Bardsdale, 2000, Cambria

Tracks : Grand Oak Trees At Dawn, String Quartet No. 1, String Quartet No. 3 Black Church, Bardsdale: 1. Evening: Dusk, Luminous Streaks Of Magenta Blues 2. Early Morning: A Deep Rain In A Diamond-Laden Valley 3. Mid-day: The Heat That's In The Sunrays

Musicians : Agnes Gottschewski, Christine Frank, Jan Karlin, Maggie Edmondson, Dorothy Stone, Stuart Fox, Southwest Chamber Music

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Last updated March 2016