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Wadada Leo Smith at 80

In Other Minds News

“Once you get over-the-hill, you really pick up some speed.” Quincy Jones has adopted that aphorism and spread it around — and it most certainly applies to Wadada Leo Smith, who is enjoying perhaps the most prolific Indian summer of any jazzman of any era….
And if that wasn’t enough, with his 80th birthday looming on Dec. 18, Smith — who became Wadada Leo Smith after a conversion to Rastafarianism in the 1980s — has moved into overdrive this year with a truckload of current and pending album releases.

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