Smith, Wadada Leo Golden Quartet / Tabligh
Album: Tabligh   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Wadada Leo Golden Quartet   Added:May 2008
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-21 Pull Date: 2008-11-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 2 Oct 19 Oct 5 Sep 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 01, 2011: Music Casserole
Rosa Parks
4. Nov 26, 2008: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, on this thanksgivings eve
Rosa Parks
2. Jul 08, 2010: Memory Select
Caravan Of Winter
5. Nov 21, 2008: Memory Select
Tabligh [excerpt]
3. Nov 10, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, and there it is now play the beat.
Caravan Of Winter
6. Nov 14, 2008: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-09-12
Spacey free jazz led by Smith on trumpet and KZSU fave Vijay Iyer on piano. Each track gets into some good ferocious playing, but it's surrounded by restrained, thoughtful exploration. It's got a direct and jazzy sound, yet Iyer spins some gorgeously abstract piano lines (track 2 especially).

Check out the band -- three grizzled veterans, plus Vijay (kind of a testament to his playing level).

Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Vijay Iyer - piano
John Lindberg - bass
Shannon Jackson - drums

1- (16:14) Spacey, with gloopy electric piano. Slow start quickly bubbles into a nice jam.
2- (13:53) A swingy, bright composition for the trumpet, with great abstract piano from Iyer, flowing and quick. After a sparse, dark middle stretch, there's a punchy and hard-blowing jam.
3- (8:36) Slow and grand. Works into a fast little piano-trio jam, very nice.
4- (24:34) Floating, adrift, slow, with an interesting bass/piano dialogue. After 8 minutes, it splits into a fast jazzy attack, a little bit spacey, with some hard digging on drums and trumpet. Second half features big booming drums, with a sustained quiet zone around -6:00.

Track Listing
1. Rosa Parks   3. Caravan Of Winter
2. Dejohnette   4. Tabligh