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Reflectativity (2000 album)

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Released  2000
Length  50:57
Artist  Wadada Leo Smith
Producer  Wadada Leo Smith
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  January, 2000
Reflectativity (2000)  Golden Quartet (2000)
Release date  2000
Label  Tzadik Records
Studio  Avatar Studio, New York City
Similar  Tao‑Njia, Spiritual Dimensions, Yo - Miles!, Ten Freedom Summers, Golden Hearts Remembrance

Reflectativity is an album by American jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith which was recorded in 2000 and released on Tzadik Records. The album is an extended remake of a recording Smith released on his own label in 1975. This new version features a trio with pianist Anthony Davis (who performed on the original record) and bassist Malachi Favors.



In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "'Smith's Reflectativity is easily his most adventurous and consistent album since 1979's Divine Love."

The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes "The dominant influences on this extraordinary record are Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Anthony Braxton, with whom Smith has worked many times and with whom he shares something of an aesthetic. The playing is very powerful and very compelling."

Track listing

All compositions by Wadada Leo Smith
  1. "Reflectativity" - 18:24
  2. "Blue Flag" - 4:41
  3. "Fisherman T WMUKL-D" - 15:47
  4. "Hanabishi" - 12:05


  • Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Anthony Davis - piano
  • Malachi Favors - bass
  • References

    Reflectativity (2000 album) Wikipedia