Recently described by Vijay Iyer as “one of the greatest recorded works of all time”, Wadada Leo Smith’s Divine Love counts as a classic by any definition. “His sound has strong resemblances to that of Miles Davis,” wrote John Fordham in a five-star Guardian review, “but Smith has absorbed the approaches of all the bebop trumpet heroes and redeployed them within a bold, vital and often ritualistic setting.” The composition “Tastalun” features three outstanding trumpet players, as Lester Bowie and Kenny Wheeler join Smith, and Charlie Haden plays soulfully on “Spirituals: The Language of Love.” Recorded 1978.
LEO SMITH, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion DWIGHT ANDREWS, alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax BOBBY NAUGHTON, vibes CHARLIE HADENM bass LESTER BOWIE, trumpet KENNY WHEELER, trumpet
01. Divine Love 02. Tastalun 03. Spirituals: The Language Of Love