Smith, Wadada Leo Golden Quartet / Year of the Elephant, the
Album: Year of the Elephant, the   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Wadada Leo Golden Quartet   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-11 Pull Date: 2003-01-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 12 Dec 29 Dec 15 Dec 8 Nov 24 Nov 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 18, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, when a woman stopped by
Miles Star In 3 Parts: I. Star, Ii. Seed, Iii. Blue Fire
4. Mar 07, 2008: Memory Select
The Zamzam Well a Stream of Pure Light
2. Aug 13, 2008: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, starting something perhaps and one for isaac
Miles Star In 3 Parts: I. Star, Ii. Seed, Iii. Blue Fire
5. Apr 15, 2006: "Live-In Your Ear..." A Brief Moment in The Bay Area, Playing Music
Miles Star
3. Jun 19, 2008: "In Your NYC Ear ..." with David Bug, nyc return
Kangaroo's Hollow
6. Jan 25, 2003: Morning Glory
The Year of the Elephant

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-01-11
Free jazz played out in slow, patient strides. Most tracks have a nice groove/riff base to them, with a meditative atmosphere to them. Great stuff.

1- Gentle flowing groove w/ bright trumpet exclamations.
2- Very slow, gentle
3- Mid/slow groove w/sparkly piano solo
4- Sparse and playful, no drums, featuring scattery piano-trumpet duet
5- Simple, attractive groove ("So What" inside-out).
6- Very nice 14-minute suite in three movements. Slow intro, then grand sweeping passage. Last 5 mins are an upbeat midtempo groove.

Track Listing
1. Al-Madinah   4. Kangaroo's Hollow
2. Piru   5. The Year Of The Elephant
3. The Zamzam Well A Stream Of A Pure Light   6. Miles Star In 3 Parts: I. Star, Ii. Seed, Iii. Blue Fire