Wadada Leo Smith's
Golden Quartet
Year of the Elephant


PI Recordings
PI04


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"This is exploratory, passionate jazz that's made with love and skill by four singular talents; a supergroup in the truest sense of the word. Recommended."
- Peter Marsh, BBC
 

Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn     
Malachi Favors Magoustous
- bass
Anthony Davis
- piano and synthesizer

Jack Dejohnette
- drums and synthesizer

The four instrumental giants that comprise the Golden Quartet are veterans of some of the most influential bands in jazz history and here they are at the height of their powers.

Six new compositions bring together lyricism, groove and fireworks in this exciting recording destined to become a classic of new jazz.


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1. Al-Madinah
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2. Piru

3. The Zamzam Well a Stream of Pure Light

4. Kangaroo's Hollow

5. The Year of the Elephant

6. Mile Star in 3 Parts
l-ll) Star/Seed
lll) Blue Fire




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