13 July 2011

Wadada Leo Smith & Organic - Live in Milan '11 [New links]


"Organic was organized to present an electric music idiom that utilized the same performance principles that Wadada’s other ensembles use. This means that the ensemble’s use of languages and systems are fundamental to the conception of making music. The instrumentation consists primarily of electric strings (4 guitars, cello, 2 basses), but what is truly different with Organic’s music is its ability to establish a polycentric / polytonal and multi-layered grid where each performer has the right and responsibility to creatively organize the ensemble’s musical space and ideas as it moves across the performance dimension. The value placed on electronics is communal in character and has a philosophy centered in the art of sound making, and is not noise based.
Organic’s music is powerfully electric and electronic in nature; fiery and interactive in character; contemporary, spiritual and politically conscious, its creative energy is heartfelt and connected with the human feeling."

Only European date.

Pictures by Roberto Cifarelli.

Rec. live at "Teatro Manzoni", Milan, Italy, on March 27, 2011
(mics recording)

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
,trumpet,conductor
Michael Gregory/Josh Gerowitz/Brandon Ross/
Lamar Smith,guitars
Okkyung Lee,cello
Skuli Sverrisson,electric bass
John Lindberg,bass
Pheeroan AkLaff,drums

1. Track #1 (40:00)
2. Track #2 (1:04:59)

Total Time 1:45:00

excerpt from track #1


14 comments:

C said...

Thanks so much!
I saw this same band at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT. Some of that was used for the Cuneiform releases but in a highly remixed and overdubbed version. Looking forward to hearing another concert from the GREAT Wadada. Certainly one of my all time heroes.
Riccardo, any more Leo Smith in your great collection?
Thanks, carville

Wallofsound said...

Thanks. I think I'm going to enjoy this.

JC said...

Thanks. That does look good.

kike said...

Grazie mille, Riccardo per Wadada.

steve said...

This looks Awesome! Wish I could catch a show like this . . . NOT here in West Texas though! Thanks for bringing the world to this cultural wasteland!!!!!

ivan said...

I was there and it was a great concert !!
Wadada even made me his autograph .. :)
Thanks so much.
ivan

SOTISE said...

Steve if you think West Texas is a cultrural wasteland try living in rural Australia.. musically its mostly completely dead here, unless you live in a major city center and even that is debatable

birin said...

Stupendo concerto.
Grazie di cuore per tanta bella musica

propylaen2001 said...

Riccardo, many thanks for sharing this fine recording. Could you please tell a little more about the recording equipment and which tools were used for editing, mastering, etc.? Many thanks in advance, Joerg

riccardo said...

@ Joerg

Sorry for the delay in the reply.

In fact I'm not particularly pleased with this recording: there were evident problems with the sound on stage (especially with the electric bass of Sverrisson). Anyway, the concert was recorded with a Zoom H2,edited and mastered with Magix Audio Lab, Audacity & Cool Record Deluxe.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

daniel said...

he is going to performe here in Snao Paulo, Brazil, nest week

can't wait to see him again
first time I saw him he came with the Ar Ensemble of Chicago [2009 if my memory still work]

do you have links for this "Live in Milan '11" guys??

thanks anyway

riccardo said...

New links

mp3 (237 MB):
rapidshare | oron

flac (583 MB):
rapidshare part1 | rapidshare part2 | oron part1 oron part2

Emma Ya Basta! said...

trust reds to dig this great set: http://k4p4bj.1fichier.com/