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Smith, Wadada Leo, 1941-

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Personal name headingSmith, Wadada Leo, 1941-
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Variant(s)Smith, Leo, 1941-
Smith, Ismail Wadada Leo, 1941-
Smith, Ishmael Wadada Leo, 1941-
Birth date19411218
Place of birthLeland (Miss.)
Field of activityMusic Jazz Composition (Music)
Profession or occupationTrumpet players Composers Jazz musicians
Special noteLatest releases (2009) continue use of Wadada Leo Smith rather than Ismail or Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith.
Found inHis The Mass on the world [SR] ca. 1980: label (Leo Smith, composition, trumpet, flugelhorn, other instruments)
Feather. Encyc. jazz 70s, c1976 (Smith, Leo, b. 12/18/41 in Leland, Miss.)
Smith, L. Kulture jazz [SR] p1993: label (Wadada Leo Smith)
CMS dir., 1995/96: p. 34 (Smith, Wadada Leo) (Wadada Leo Smith)
Music index: -1985-86 (Smith, Leo) 1987-88- (Smith, Leo (Wadada))
Schwann spectrum, winter 1996-1997 (Smith, Leo; Smith, Wadada Leo)
All music guide to jazz, 3rd ed. (Smith, Leo; changed his name to Wadada Leo Smith after becoming a Rastafarian in the 1980's)
OCLC database, Feb. 24, 1999 (variants: Leo Smith, in sound recordings recorded or released, and scores, through 1989; Wadada Leo Smith, in all items recorded or released 1991- )
Min Xiao-Fen with six composers, p1998: container (Ismail Wadada Leo Smith)
Wikipedia, Mar. 17, 2010 (Wadada Leo Smith; Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith; b. Dec. 18, 1941, Leland, Miss.; trumpeter and composer working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation)
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith WWW site, Mar. 17, 2010 (Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith; trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser)
Smith, W.L. Spiritual dimensions [SR] p2009: label (Wadada Leo Smith)