wadada leo smith & louis moholo-moholo Ancestors (CD, £13.50)
Ancestors by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo represents not only a collaboration between two master musicians but also a unique meeting of one of the leading proponents of creative improvised music in America with a legendary representative of this music on its mother continent, Africa. Ancestors includes two compositions by Smith, one dedicated to Moholo-Moholo and another to James Baldwin, and one by Louis Moholo-Moholo, a moving dedication to his father Siholaro. In addition, the recording features two spontaneous improvisations, one dedicated to Jackson Pollock and the other a 25-minute-long, five-part suite giving the entire album its name.
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