Wadada Leo Smith
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.

//Columns

Big Is Beautiful: Large Bands, Worlds of Sound
17 Nov 2013 // 9:30 PM

The year 2013 has featured some of the most exceptional and inventive orchestral jazz in years.

//Reviews

Wadada Leo Smith: Red Hill
8 Dec 2014 // 9:03 PM

The out-trumpet icon teams with Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, and Balazs Pandi, making six bracing free improvisations that hark back to the 1970s and come fully up to date.

Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
30 Aug 2012 // 6:04 PM

A huge, unprecedented jazz/classical masterwork that will take over your life.

//Blogs

RBMA - A Night of Round Robin Duets (Photos) & Conversation with D'Angelo (Video)
29 May 2014 // 6:00 AM

The Red Bull Music Academy brings unique performances, parties and conversations to New York for a full month since last May. Enjoy photos from the Round Robin and video from a conversation with D'Angelo.

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//Blogs

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