Cuneiform RUNE 330/331 Heart's reflections


Wadada Leo Smith's Organic

Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet, electric trumpet; Michael Gregory, electric guitars; Brandon Ross, electric guitar; Josh Gerowitz, electric guitar; Lamar Smith, electric guitar; Angelica Sanchez, acoustic piano, Wurlitzer electric piano; John Lindberg, acoustic bass, electric acoustic bass; Skuli Sverrisson, electric bass, 6-string bass; Pheeroan AkLaff, drums; Stephanie Smith, violin; Casey Anderson, alto saxophone; Casey Butler, tenor saxophone; Mark Trayle, laptop; Charlie Burgin, laptop.

    Disc One
  1. Don Cherry's electric sonic garden (for Don Cherry) (20.50)
  2. Heart's reflections: splendors of light and purification (tracks 2-9) (for Shaykh Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili)

  3. The Dhikr of radiant hearts, Part I (02.33)
  4. The Dhikr of radiant hearts, Part II (06.27)
  5. The majestic way (09.13)
  6. The Shaykh, as far as Humaythira (07.29)
  7. Spiritual wayfarers (06.11)
  8. Certainty (05.24)
  9. Ritual purity and love, Part I (03.25)
  10. Ritual purity and love, Part II (02.32)
    Disc Two
    Heart's reflections: splendors of light and purification (tracks 1-3) (for Shaykh Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili)
  1. Silsila (05.35)
  2. The well: from bitter to fresh sweet water, Part I (06.13)
  3. The well: from bitter to fresh sweet water, Part II (05.02)
  4. Toni Morrison: the black hole (Sagittarius A*), Conscience and epic memory (for Toni Morrison) (10.35)
  5. Leroy Jenkins's air steps (for Leroy Jenkins) (22.29)
Recorded at Firehouse 12 Recording Studio, New Haven, CT.

Package design (front cover reproduced above) by Bill Ellsworth.


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