Leo Smith with the Bill Smith Ensemble
Sackville Records (Canada) 1983
SACK 3030 (LP)
sleeve : EX+(slightly wear on corner.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly noises.)
This 1983 album is by the American trumpeter Leo Smith, who hails from the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and has participated in numerous historic avant-garde jazz sessions with artists like Marion Brown, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Maurice McIntyre. He collaborates with The Bill Smith Ensemble, led by British saxophonist Bill Smith, one of the founders of the Sackville label. The title track, A1, is not reggae but a composition that explores the spirituality of Rastafarianism as an ideology, transcending the conventional boundaries of jazz into the realm of contemporary music. Much like many musicians associated with AACM, Leo Smith excels in breaking down and reconstructing Western musical structures and reaching new territories through improvisation.
B2: Little Bits