Wadada Leo Smith's
Golden Quartet

Tzadic TZ 7604

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"Smith is working at his highest level since the mid '70s. This quartet - with its combination of maturity, craftsmanship, and sense of adventure - is the perfect band to realize Smith's deepening vision."
Ed Hazell, Boston Globe 

A longtime dream project of Wadada Leo Smith, one of creative music's most original voices, Tzadik is proud to present the first recording by a modern jazz supergroup.

Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn
Anthony Davis - piano
Malachi Favors Magoustous - bass
Jack Dejohnette - drums

The four instrumental giants that comprise the Golden Quartet are veterans of some of the most influential bands in jazz history and here they are at the height of their powers.

Five new compositions bring together lyricism, groove and fireworks in this exciting recording destined to become a classic of new jazz.

a u d i o  s a m p l e s

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1. Dejohnette
for Jack Dejohnette

2. Harumi
for Harumi Makino Smith

3. Celestial Sky and All the Magic:
a Memorial for Lester Bowie

4. The Healer's Voyage on the Sacred River

5. America's Third Century Spirtual Awakening

© 1997-2011 Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith