Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wadada Leo Smith Celebrates His 44 Year Career + The A.A.C.M.'s 50th Anniversary at The Stone

WADADA LEO SMITH

Announces the Program for his
2015 Residency @ The Stone, NYC
April 21 through April 26, 2015

a five day celebration of
Smith's 44 Year Career: A Retrospective
and
The A.A.C.M. 50th Anniversary
with

Twelve Ensembles + Video



Creative music is the oldest music on the planet.
It doesn’t need to be revolutionized or updated.


www.wadadaleosmith.com



The Stone, New York City
John Zorn's venue for creative music
Located at the center of
Avenue C and 2nd Street
http://www.thestonenyc.com


Wadada Leo Smith Residency
April 21 through April 26, 2015
All Shows: $20

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STRUCTURE A

Art has known properties and unknown properties, but the unknown properties must be bigger than the known properties.
It’s a monstrous world for those people who want to be artists but are afraid to be so.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21
8:00pm
Creative Music 1:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
+
Sonic River:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
John Zorn – alto saxophone
George Lewis - trombone

10:00pm
Divine Love:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Bobby Naughton - vibraharp
Dwight Andrews - reeds
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You have to radicalize your art at every stage of your life,
in every stage of your development.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
7:00pm
Wadada Leo Smith Talks…
 …
about his Music Philosophy and Language

8:00pm
The Nile:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Hardedge – sound design

10:00pm
Tastalun:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Graham Haynes - cornet
Ted Daniel – trumpet



STRUCTURE B

Art is about humanism, not about protectionism.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23
8:00pm
Taif: Prayer In The Garden of The Hijaz, String Quartet No. 6
The Secret Quartet:
Jennifer Choi – violin
Neil Dufallo - violin
Yves Dharamraj - cello
Lev Zhurbin - viola
 +
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Aruán Ortiz - piano

10:00pm
The Black Hole / Silence:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Bill Laswell – electric bass
Yuko Fujiyama – piano
Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
Hardedge – sound design
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Art is about people who have something inside them that’s greater
than the outside world,
and by getting their art out of themselves they make the outside world greater.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24
8:00pm
Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Min Xiao Fen – pipa
Pheeroan akLaff - drums

10:00pm
Celebratory: Ornette - Coltrane - Shannon:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Brandon Ross – electric guitar
Lamar Smith – electric guitar
Bill Laswell – electric bass
Pheeroan akLaff - drums



STRUCTURE C

When artists want to be accepted, they’ve already lost their art.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25
8:00pm
The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Mauro Refosco - percussion

10:00pm
Ten Freedom Summers:
The Golden Quartet:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Anthony Davis - piano
John Lindberg – bass
Pheeroan akLaff - drums
+
Jesse Gilbert - video
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Art is not for everybody, although it’s made to be for everybody.
It celebrates uniqueness, nothing else.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26
7:00pm
Wadada Leo Smith Talks…
 …
about his Music Philosophy and Language

8:00pm
The Bell:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Aruán Ortiz - piano
William Parker - bass
Adam Rudolph – percussion

10:00pm
America’s Third Century Spiritual Awakening / The Year of The Elephant:
The Golden Quintet (15 years: Retrospective):
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Anthony Davis - piano
John Lindberg – bass
Pheeroan akLaff - drums
Adam Rudolph – percussion
+
Jesse Gilbert - video

The Program for Wadada Leo Smith's Residency at The Stone and all Program Notes above by Wadada Leo Smith, 2015.

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WADADA LEO SMITH RECORDINGS

Over the course of his impressive 44 year career, Wadada Leo Smith has released dozens of recordings on numerous labels from around the world, including John Zorn's Tzadik label and the TUM label in Finland. For more information on his extensive recorded oeuvre, please visit his website: www.wadadaleosmith.com
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WADADA LEO SMITH RECORDINGS
ON CUNEIFORM RECORDS:



Wadada Leo Smith
Ten Freedom Summers

[2012, Rune 350/351/352/353]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC


Wadada Leo Smith's Organic
Heart's Reflections
[2011, Rune 330/331]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC


Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions
[2009, Rune 290/291]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC


Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet
Tabligh
[2008, Rune 270]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC

Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith:
Yo Miles!

Sky Garden
[2004, Rune 191/192]
AMAZON - BANDCAMP
WAYSIDE MUSIC

Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith:
Yo Miles!

Upriver
[2005, Rune 201/202]
AMAZON - BANDCAMP

for more information about
Wadada Leo Smith Recordings on Cuneiform:

http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/smith.html
and
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/kaisersmith.html

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