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us: Smith, Wadada Leo, 1941-

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  • Variants

    • us: Smith, Ismail Wadada Leo, 1941-
    • us: Smith, Ishmael Wadada Leo, 1941-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Leland (Miss.)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Music
          (lcsh) Jazz
            (lcsh) Composition (Music)
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Trumpet players
                (lcsh) Composers
                  (lcsh) Jazz musicians
              • Earlier Established Forms

                  Smith, Leo, 1941-
              • Sources

                • found: His The Mass on the world [SR] ca. 1980: label (Leo Smith, composition, trumpet, flugelhorn, other instruments)
                • found: Feather. Encyc. jazz 70s, c1976 (Smith, Leo, b. 12/18/41 in Leland, Miss.)
                • found: Smith, L. Kulture jazz [SR] p1993: label (Wadada Leo Smith)
                • found: CMS dir., 1995/96: p. 34 (Smith, Wadada Leo)
                • found: (Wadada Leo Smith)
                • found: Music index: -1985-86 (Smith, Leo) 1987-88- (Smith, Leo (Wadada))
                • found: Schwann spectrum, winter 1996-1997 (Smith, Leo; Smith, Wadada Leo)
                • found: All music guide to jazz, 3rd ed. (Smith, Leo; changed his name to Wadada Leo Smith after becoming a Rastafarian in the 1980's)
                • found: OCLC database, Feb. 24, 1999 (variants: Leo Smith, in sound recordings recorded or released, and scores, through 1989; Wadada Leo Smith, in all items recorded or released 1991- )
                • found: Min Xiao-Fen with six composers, p1998: container (Ismail Wadada Leo Smith)
                • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 17, 2010 (Wadada Leo Smith; Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith; b. Dec. 18, 1941, Leland, Miss.; trumpeter and composer working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation)
                • found: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith WWW site, Mar. 17, 2010 (Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith; trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser)
                • found: Smith, W.L. Spiritual dimensions [SR] p2009: label (Wadada Leo Smith)
              • Editorial Notes

                • [Latest releases (2009) continue use of Wadada Leo Smith rather than Ismail or Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith.]
              • Change Notes

                • 1989-01-11: new
                • 2014-03-25: revised
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