Wadada Leo Smith

Born 18 December 1941.
Wadada Leo Smith


Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (born December 18, 1941) is an American trumpeter and composer, working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. He was one of three finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Ten Freedom Summers, released on May 22, 2012.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Ten Freedom Summers

    Ten Freedom Summers 2012

    Reviewed by Daniel Spicer
    An epic work from the veteran trumpeter, deserving of classic status.
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