If you are not familiar with Wadada Leo Smith as an artist or as a thinker, you could start with The Chicago Symphonies and know that you are engaging with some of his finest work.
The presence of veteran drummer Jack DeJohnette ties together two new releases.
It’s clear these four musicians love playing together. As long as the magic lasts, it’s well worth your hearing.
Hudson serves up varied, fresh, and exciting free jazz that imaginatively draws on rock, funky blues, and folk music.
Wadada Leo Smith’s latest album features a series of miraculous performances that give a new meaning to freedom: the sometimes lengthy and airily open improvisations take us on journeys but never seem to wander.
The point of the Spring Quartet, one assumes, is to showcase its four multi-talented members, particularly their talents as composers.