*In process of stocking. 2022 stock.* Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, improviser and theoretician, Wadada Leo Smith is one of the most important composers of our time. An original member of Chicago's AACM, his exciting pieces blending composition and mprovisation have been performed by many of the world's most important ensembles and soloists. Featuring an exotic composition for chamber ensemble and gamelan quartet, a beautiful solo piece for viola, a bass concerto written for virtuoso Bert Turetzky and two electronic pieces featuring Leo's unique trumpet improvisations, Wadada considers Light Upon Light his best recording to date.
Track 1 subtitled as Music For Ensemble And Tape. Dedicated to Stephen L. Mosko.
Track 1 includes a Pre-Recorded Gamelan Quartet.
Track 1 was commissioned by Meet the Composer/Reader's Digest Commissioning Program in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund for the California E.A.R. Unit, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and New York New Music Ensemble.
Track 2 dedicated to Karen Elaine Bakunin Track 4 subtitled as Music For Ensemble And Contrabass. Dedicated to Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh