Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:30 min | 245 MB
Label: TUM Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Wadada Leo Smith comes to the music of Thelonious Monk from a childhood admiration of the artist. As a pre-teen he was already playing trumpet and composing and instinctively knew that Monk's understanding of music and sound would influence his own creativity. Smith believes that the quintessence of Monk can best be found in his solo work. The same can be said for Smith who has produced two previous solo collections including Creative Music—1 (1972) and Solo Music: Ahkreanvention (1979), both on the Kabell label.