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Wadada Leo Smith - Tao-Njia mp3

Wadada Leo Smith - Tao-Njia mp3 Performer: Wadada Leo Smith
Title: Tao-Njia
Style: Contemporary Jazz
Category: Jazz
Date of release: 1996
Country: US
Label: Tzadik
Catalog number: TZ 7017
Size MP3: 1303 mb
Size FLAC: 2534 mb
Rating: 4.6


Cello – Erika DukeClarinet, Bass Clarinet – Martin Walker Conductor – Stephen Lucky MoskoEnsemble – The California E.A.R. UnitFlute, Alto Flute, Piccolo Flute [Piccolo] – Dorothy StonePiano, Celesta – Vicki RayTimpani, Vibraphone, Bells [Tubular] – Mika NodaTrumpet [Solo], Performer [Pre-recorded Solo Mbira Music] – Wadada Leo SmithViolin – Robin Lorentz
2Six Whales, The Sea And A Big Sky Rainbow Sphinx
Flugelhorn, Trumpet [Harmon Mute] – Wadada Leo Smith
3Another Wave More Waves
Drums [Two Low], Frame Drum – David PhilipsonTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Wadada Leo SmithVibraphone, Bells [Tubular], Timpani – Mika Noda
4Sun Lion's Dance
Trumpet – Wadada Leo Smith
5Symphony For Improvisers
Bansuri, Rattle [Axatse] – David PhilipsonFlute [Nohkan], Rattle [Axatse] – Wadada Leo SmithVoice [Poetry] – Harumi Makino Smith
6Double Thunderbolt From Elephantasy To The Inergy Of Cherryco
Bansuri – David PhilipsonFlute [Bamboo] – Wadada Leo Smith
7 -
8Symphony For Improvisers
Performer [Monophony-bar], Bells [Indian Low Bell, Japanese High Bell] – Wadada Leo SmithTemple Bells [Tibetan] – David PhilipsonVoice [Poetry] – Harumi Makino Smith
9 Double Thunderbolt: Memorial For Don Cherry 12:14
10A Falcon Ascends In A Moonbow Lightbeam
Trumpet [Straight Mute] – Wadada Leo Smith


  • Executive-ProducerJohn Zorn
  • Executive-Producer [Associate]David Newgarden, Kazunori Sugiyama
  • Mastered ByAllan Tucker
  • Producer, Composed ByWadada Leo Smith
  • Recorded ByLeslie Ann Jones (tracks: 1, 8)
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByTom Erbe (tracks: 2 to 7)


Tracks 1,8 recorded on 17 November 1995 at Capital Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Tracks 2 to 7 recorded on 14 December 1995 at CalArts Studio, Valencia, CA.

Track 1 dedicated to Lucius G. Smith and Toru Takemitsu.

Track 8 dedicated to Harumi Makino Smith.

The musicians on track 8 are collectively known as the California E.A.R. Unit and Guests.


  • Barcode (on obi): 7 02397-7017-2 9
  • Matrix / Runout (mirrored): MASTERED BY NIMBUS TZ 7017
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2406
  • Other (on obi): TZADIK Q


  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Recorded At – California Institute Of The Arts
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus