Wadada and I sometime in the past. A beautiful, sincere cat.
A member of the AACM, Smith has worked with Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, George Lewis, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, David Murray, Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell among others.
Wadada Leo Smith, the composer, has presented his work with his own Nda-Kulture ensemble and has had them performed by ensembles such as the AACM-Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Contemporary Chamber Players (University of Chicago), and the California E.A.R. Unit. Mr. Smith's latest release is Golden Quartet on Tzadik Records, which also features Anthony Davis, Malachi Favors Magoustous and Jack DeJohnette.