Leo Smith

Divine Love (ECM 1143)

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Divine Love

Leo Smith

ECM Touchstones

602567432159

ECM 154962

ECM 1143

JAZZ

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CD 8,25 €

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.

PERSONNEL:

  • 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

TRACKS:

  • 01. Divine Love
  • 02. Tastalun
  • 03. Spirituals: The Language Of Love