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Light Upon Light (album)

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Released  1999
Light Upon Light (1999)  Reflectativity (2000)
Release date  1999
Label  Tzadik Records
Length  52:17
Artist  Wadada Leo Smith
Producer  Wadada Leo Smith
Genre  Jazz
Studio  Capital Recording, Los Angeles, CalArts, Valencia, California
Condor, Autumn Wind (1998)  Light Upon Light (1999)
Similar  Wadada Leo Smith albums, Jazz albums

Light Upon Light is an album by American jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith which was released in 1999 on the Tzadik Records' Composer Series. The album includes a composition for chamber ensemble and gamelan quartet, a solo piece for viola, a bass concerto written for Bert Turetzky and two electronic pieces.

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Reception

In her review for AllMusic, Joslyn Layne states "Wadada Leo Smith's second recording for the Tzadik label, Light Upon Light, is more spacious and a little colder than his first, Tao-Njia."

Track listing

All compositions by Wadada Leo Smith
  1. "Moths, Flames and the Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees" - 15:33
  2. "Hetep: Serenity: Tranquility 2" - 8:05
  3. "Multiamerica" - 10:27
  4. "Nur: Luminous, Light Upon Light" - 14:01
  5. "A Thousand Cranes: A Memorial for Amir Hamzehi" - 4:11

Personnel

Moths, Flames and the Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees
  • Stephen "Lucky" Mosko - conductor
  • Dorothy Stone - piccolo flute, alto flute
  • Martin Walker - clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Arthur Jarvinen - vibraphone, Tibetan temple bells, hi-hat cymbale-sets, axatse, large bass drum
  • Vicki Ray - piano
  • Robin Lorentz - violin
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick - cello
  • I. Nyoman Wenten - gender barung
  • Joh Parsons - gender panembung
  • I. Wayhan Budha - kempul, gong ageng
  • Wadada Leo Smith - kenong
  • Hetep Serenity Tranquility 2
  • Karen Elaine Bakunin - viola
  • Multiamerica
  • Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
  • Mark Trayle - electronics
  • Harumi Makino Smith - poetry
  • Nur Luminous, Light Upon Light
  • David Rosenboom - conductor
  • Bertram Turetzky - double bass
  • Dorothy Stone - piccolo, alto flute
  • Allen Vogel - oboe
  • Bill Powell - clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Arthur Jarvinen - marimba
  • Vicki Ray - celesta
  • Brian Pezzone - harmonium
  • Robin Lorentz - violin
  • Karen Elaine Bakunin - viola
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick - cello
  • A Thousand Cranes A Memorial for Amir Hamzehi
  • Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
  • Mark Trayle - electronics
  • Songs

    1Moths - Flames And The Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees15:33
    2Hetep: Serenity: Tranquility 28:05
    3Multiamerica10:27

    References

    Light Upon Light (album) Wikipedia


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