Wadada Leo Smith – Rosa Parks: Pure Love (TUM)

Long a reliable and prolific member of the jazz avant-garde, trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith has, at 77, delivered what has all the earmarks of a magnum opus. Unfortunately, Rosa Parks: Pure Love, which Smith categorizes as an oratorio, collapses under the weight of its artistic ambition. The album’s 72 minutes are weighty and lugubrious, laden…
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