Smith, Wadada Leo With Anthony Braxton / Organic Resonance
Album: Organic Resonance   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Wadada Leo With Anthony Braxton   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-03 Pull Date: 2004-01-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 28 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 18, 2017: In Your Ear Radio - Into the Evening Part 2
Composition No. 315, Composition No. 314
4. Jun 11, 2005: "Live-In Your Ear..." A Brief Moment In The Afternoon
A Celestial Bow, Stone ...
2. Jul 10, 2008: "Live-In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, with ernesto diaz-infante live in-studio
Composition No. 315
5. Dec 26, 2003: Memory Select
3. Jan 18, 2008: "In Your Ear ..." with Daavid Bug, after a piece of art hit me in the face
Composition No. 314, Tawaf (Cycle 1-7)
6. Dec 10, 2003: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-11-21
Sax/trumpet duets, free-jazz jams based on compositions (really more like *constructions* for improvisation). Abstract feel with lots of energy and plenty of "extended" playing.

Tracks shift from slow and thoughtful playing to blazing duels. The fast parts are fun, but pay attention to the quieter parts, too, because that's where most of the dialogue takes place.

These guys have been around forever but only played together a few times, all of them in Chicago in the '60s. The result is a nice document of two masters comparing notes, tossing ideas back and forth.

Smith composed #1 and 4; Braxton's tracks are #2 and 3.

1*- Spritely conversation with lots of pauses
2- Relaxed, thoughtful start. Lots of "white space," but also includes some blazing fast phases. Ends with slow reverent playing; this track has the most variety of the four.
3*- Mid/fast, builds speed quickly.
4- Fast quiet burble, leading into some quiet, sparse phases.

Track Listing
1. Tawaf (Cycle 1-7)   3. Composition No. 315
2. Composition No. 314   4. A Celestial Bow, Stone Rivers And Silver Overlayed In Red