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Don't You Remember
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The Blue Mountains Sun Drummer
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Buffalo People - A Blues Ritual Dance
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Sellassie-I
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Mto - The Celestial River

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A consistently adventurous trumpeter who has stuck to playing avant-garde jazz and classical music throughout his career, Leo Smith's dry, introverted style (which makes extensive use of space) is a strong contrast to the more jubilant flights of Lester Bowie. Smith originally played drums, mellophone, and French horn before settling on trumpet. He has also created a systemic musical language he calls Ankhrasmation, which has proved to be significant in his development as an art... Read more

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