Ten Freedom Summers (2012) / Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Third Stream (The Synthesis of Jazz and Classical Music): Ten Freedom Summers (2012) / Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Composed intermittently over a period of three decades, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers is an epic abstraction of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. An exhaustive collection of free-jazz improvisation, fully developed classical suites, and Smith’s own imperative trumpet playing, Ten Freedom Summers is another landmark in jazz’s rich canon.
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