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Smith, Wadada Leo / Spiritual Dimensions
Album:Spiritual Dimensions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Wadada Leo Added:01/2010
Label:Cuneiform Records 

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Add Date:2010-01-24 Pull Date:2010-03-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Mar14 Mar28 Feb7 Feb31 Jan
Airplays:23211

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 30, 2017:In Your Ear Radio - A New Year, Here We Come 2018! Pt. 1
Organic
4.Dec 18, 2017:In Your Ear Radio - birthYaY!, Wadada!
Angela Davis
2.Dec 25, 2017:In Your Ear Radio - Merry Holidays to All!
Organic
5.Dec 24, 2015:In Your Ear Radio | Near the End, Again
Umar At The Dome Of The Rock, Parts 1 & 2, Pacifica, Al-Shadhili's Litany Of The Sea: Sunrise
3.Dec 18, 2017:In Your Ear Radio - Into the Evening Part 1
Organic
6.Apr 01, 2010:STANFORD SPORTS: Baseball KZSU-1 / Softball KZSU-2
Al-Shadhili's Litany Of The Sea: Sunrise

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-01-25 
Improvisation Jazz, think/hear Miles & Don Cherry
CD #1 WADADA LEO SMITH's Golden Quintet with Vijay Iyer piano, more free Jazz
1: 12:59 20 second fade up then instrument noodling, GREAT BASS, free jazz, noodling, lull @ 8 min, GREAT DRUMMING, Trumpet, is where Miles left off.
2: 5:49 multi instrument noodling, @ 3 min sparse trumpet, piano keys tinkling
3: 14:56 drum kit rules then fast piano chaos, cool haunting trumpet, nice bass work at 4:50, nice fast percussion, more GREAT bass work, drum kit rules again.
4: 6:22 multi instrument noodling, fast piano, drums & bass with wailing trumpet, slow last minute.
****5: 15:42 GREAT trumpet with drone, @ 2:30 cool pounding riff, with wah wah pedal?, at 10 min mellow chaos, 12 min., slower with wah wah, very cool sound


CD #2 WADADA LEO SMITH's Organic with 4 guitarists including Nels Cline, more Funk
****1: 12:37 solo trumpet noodling intro then low down FUNK
****2: 19:23 slower bluesy FUNK/Rock, GREAT cello @ 10 min.
**3: 18:09 low key instrument noodling with electronics until 4:50 then rhythm takes over, short pause @ 8:22, then guitars kick in, bass
***4: 13:34 slower, mostly solo trumpet with drone intro then @ 2:40 great pounding rhythm cuts loose. e guitar feedback, locked drum kit, cello chaos, feedback, slower at end
D  Farrell 01/2010

Track Listing
1.Al-Shadhili's Litany Of The Sea: Sunrise 5.South Central L.A. Kulture (Golden Quintet Version)
2.Pacifica 6.South Central L.A. Kulture (Organic Version)
3.Umar At The Dome Of The Rock, Parts 1 & 2 7.Angela Davis
4.Crossing Sirat 8.Organic
 9.Joy : Spiritual Fire : Joy