Artist Wadada Leo Smith
Producer Wadada Leo Smith
|Recorded January, 2000|
Reflectativity (2000) Golden Quartet (2000)
Release date 2000
Label Tzadik Records
|Studio Avatar Studio, New York City|
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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 listingAll compositions by Wadada Leo Smith
- "Reflectativity" - 18:24
- "Blue Flag" - 4:41
- "Fisherman T WMUKL-D" - 15:47
- "Hanabishi" - 12:05