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Tabligh (review)

Tabligh (review) RecoRdIng RevIews Tabligh. wadada Leo smith's golden Quartet. "Rosa Parks"; "deJohnette"; "caravan of winter"; "Tabligh." wadada Leo smith, trumpet. vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes and synthesizer. John Lindberg, bass. shannon Jackson, drums. 2008. cuneiform Records. Rune 270. Idiosyncratic composer and trumpeter wadada Leo smith (b. 1941) has over the past forty years quietly produced a major body of work in free jazz and improvised music. Tabligh, smith's first release on cuneiform Records, appeared in 2008 (the word "Tabligh" means the work done by Muslims to call others to Allah). The recording features an edited version of the golden Quartet's west coast debut on november 19, 2005, at the Roy and edna disney calArts Theater, an experimental space in the disney concert Hall in Los Angeles. The performance was part of the annual calArts creative Music Festival, which in 2005 was dedicated to smith's music. cuneiform's recording is the fourth document of the work of the golden Quartet, following two earlier recordings and a dvd. smith has slowly and carefully developed his career, preserving his artistic integrity. An early member of chicago's Association for the Advancement of creative Musicians (AAcM), he appears on late 1960s' AAcM recordings including Muhal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Tabligh (review)

American Music , Volume 28 (3) – Aug 20, 2010

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RecoRdIng RevIews Tabligh. wadada Leo smith's golden Quartet. "Rosa Parks"; "deJohnette"; "caravan of winter"; "Tabligh." wadada Leo smith, trumpet. vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes and synthesizer. John Lindberg, bass. shannon Jackson, drums. 2008. cuneiform Records. Rune 270. Idiosyncratic composer and trumpeter wadada Leo smith (b. 1941) has over the past forty years quietly produced a major body of work in free jazz and improvised music. Tabligh, smith's first release on cuneiform Records, appeared in 2008 (the word "Tabligh" means the work done by Muslims to call others to Allah). The recording features an edited version of the golden Quartet's west coast debut on november 19, 2005, at the Roy and edna disney calArts Theater, an experimental space in the disney concert Hall in Los Angeles. The performance was part of the annual calArts creative Music Festival, which in 2005 was dedicated to smith's music. cuneiform's recording is the fourth document of the work of the golden Quartet, following two earlier recordings and a dvd. smith has slowly and carefully developed his career, preserving his artistic integrity. An early member of chicago's Association for the Advancement of creative Musicians (AAcM), he appears on late 1960s' AAcM recordings including Muhal

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 20, 2010

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