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Ishamel Wadada Leo Smith
Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Catalog Number: OM 2005

Available Formats: Digital Download

List Price: $9.99

Composer: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

Performer: Anthony Brown, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

Conductor: N/A

Orchestra/Ensemble: Del Sol String Quartet

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Recording Notes

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Taif: Prayer in the Garden of the Hijaz was commissioned and premiered at Other Minds Festival 13 (2008). Scored for trumpet, percussion, and string quartet, the work is a sonic supplication to the Creator, concerning an individual’s weaknesses. Reflective, meditative, and contemplative, this work, according to the composer, is best heard rather than described.

Recorded live in concert at Other Minds Festival 13 at Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California, on March 6, 2008. World Premiere Recording © 2008 Kiom Music (ASCAP). Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet; Anthony Brown, Percussion; Del Sol String Quartet.

* OM Live downloads include pdf booklet and cover image

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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s Taif: Prayer in the Garden of Hijaz, was recorded live in concert at Other Minds Festival 13 at Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California, on March 6, 2008.

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