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Wadada Leo Smith

Jazz critic Francis Davis says two 2016 projects from Wadada Leo Smith are are must-listens: his solo record, America's National Parks, and his collaboration with Vijay Iyer, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke. Scott Groller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wadada Leo Smith finished second in the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, separated by only 12 points from surprise winner Steve Lehman. Scott Groller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wadada Leo Smith's trumpet is raw but lyrical, full of big gestures but intimate somehow. Scott Groller hide caption

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Wadada Leo Smith: Old And New 'Dimensions'

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