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Divine Love (album)

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Released  1979
Length  45:53
Release date  1979
Label  ECM Records
Recorded  September 1978
Artist  Wadada Leo Smith
Producer  Manfred Eicher
Genre  Jazz
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Divine Love (1978)  Budding of a Rose (1979)
Similar  Kulture Jazz, Spirit Catcher, Procession of the Great Ancestry, Go in Numbers, Tao‑Njia

Divine Love is an album by American jazz trumpeter and composer Leo Smith recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label.



The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.

The Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne awarded the album 4 stars stating "His scores from this time were very well-thought-out and demanded a special type of concentration from the performers, moving into areas quite different than the usual intensity build-up of free jazz or the theme-improvise-theme standards of much that came before".

Track listing

All compositions by Leo Smith
  1. "Divine Love" - 21:47
  2. "Tastalun" - 6:38
  3. "Spirituals: Language of Love" - 15:28
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in September 1978
  • Personnel

  • Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn, gong, percussion
  • Dwight Andrews - alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, triangles, mbira
  • Bobby Naughton - vibraharp, marimba, bells
  • Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler - trumpet (track 2)
  • Charlie Haden - bass (track 3)
  • Songs

    1Divine Love21:47
    3Spirituals: The Language of Love15:28


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