Incandescent Mississippi-born trumpeter-composer Wadada Leo Smith celebrates over four decades of radical creativity with a week-long residency that’ll take shape in a dozen different group configurations and two lectures. On April 21, Smith first leads a trio with venue proprietor John Zorn (alto sax) and Smith’s longtime AACM associate George Lewis (trombone) and returns later with Bobby Naughton (vibraharp) and Dwight Andrews (reeds). The week’s other highlights include a tribute to Ornette Coleman on April 24 and the Saturday-night return of Smith’s solid Golden Quartet.
Tue., April 21, 8 & 10 p.m.; Wed., April 22, 8 & 10 p.m.; Thu., April 23, 8 & 10 p.m.; Fri., April 24, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., April 26, 8 & 10 p.m., 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 22, 2015