Creative Music - 1 is the first recording as a leader by American jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, which was released in 1972 on his own, privately pressed label Kabell. Subtitled "Six Solo Improvisations", the album featured Smith solo using trumpet, flugelhorn and various drums, gongs, bells, and home made percussion. It was reissued in 2004 as part of the four-CD box Kabell Years: 1971-1979, released by John Zorn's imprint Tzadik Records.
Subtitled "Six Solo Improvisations," this artist-produced record from 1972 remains an important historical document and will hopefully not be the only commercial release of this improvising master's solo performances from this era, which were in two words consistently outstanding. An all-encompassing vision exists around the music Smith would create in his setup with various trumpets, woodflutes, and xylophone, along with a self-designed system of steel poles supporting various gongs and metal objects
Leo Smith - notes (8 pieces) source a new world music: creative music (1973, 2015) Nearly eight years ago I shed joyful tears I never expected would fall. America elected its first Black president. For a moment I believed that the inherent racism which defines our country was slipping away. It provokes my profound respect. Creative Music – 1 (Six Solo Improvisations) is one such gesture. Privately released on his imprint Kabell – this the first issue under Smith’s name. It seems the album was not well received upon its release, and may have prompted Smith to write notes (8 pieces).
Title: Creative Music - 1 (Six Solo Improvisations). Improvisation No. 4. A3. Creative Music - 1. B1. AFmie - Poem (Solo) DancE 3. B2. Ogotommêli: Dogon Sage. B3. Ep - 1 (Solo Trumpet). Producer – Leo Smith. Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn, Flute, Harmonica, Strings, Percussion, Drums – Leo Smith. Recorded December 18 and 19, 1971.
Band: Wadada Leo Smith Genre: Trumpet Jazz Country: USA Year: 2. 0. Stadium – A Mystery 8:37 8. ´Round Midnight 7:37.
Creative Music 1 features Smith solo. Like his brother AACM members in the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Smith fills the performance frame with remarkably imaginative improvisations on trumpet and moves easily to other sources of sound: various percussion instruments, bicycle horns, pans, flutes, and toys. Davis gives the unreleased "Play Ebony Play Ivory" an elegant sendoff. The circular half hour's performance ends with three flutes in a conference of the birds. Finally, Ahkreanvention returns full circle to present Smith solo again, moving from horn to percussive effects. The previously unreleased "Ankrasmation" features twenty minutes of Smith blowing a ribbon of melody that crackles, roams, and reflects. A brief workout on cymbals defines "Atoke," while "The Zebra Goes Wild" has Smith firing up the flugelhorn, with brief digressions on harmonica.
Creative Music - 1 (Six Solo Improvisations). Anthony Braxton - Leroy Jenkins - Leo Smith. Michael Gregory Jackson, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith, David Murray. Leo Smith, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer.
|A1||Nine Stones On A Mountain|
|A2||Improvisation No. 4|
|A3||Creative Music - 1|
|B1||AFmie - Poem (Solo) DancE 3|
|B2||Ogotommêli: Dogon Sage|
|B3||Ep - 1 (Solo Trumpet)|