TUM Records Celebrates Wadada Leo Smith’s 80th Birthday with a Bunch of Releases

Source: TUM Records.

Iconic composer/trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s year-long celebration of his 80th birthday includes the release of numerous box sets on TUM, two world premieres, inclusion in a film and concerts and residencies at Harvard, The New School, Other Minds Festival and more.

Sacred Ceremonies – 3 CD Box Set – May 21, 2021
Disc 1: Wadada Leo Smith & Milford Graves
Disc 2: Wadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell
Disc 3: Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell & Milford Graves

Trumpet – 3 CD Box Set – May 21, 2021
Featuring 14 new compositions for solo trumpet including four extended works

Other TUM albums coming out in the near future include:

Title TBA – 2 CD Set – Great Lakes Quartet – release date TBA
Featuring Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Jack DeJohnette, John Lindberg

Title TBA – 4 CD set of trumpet & drum duets – release date TBA
Featuring Wadada with Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Cyrille, Han Bennink, Pheeroan akLaff

Title TBA – 6 CD set featuring Smith’s 12 String Quartets – release date TBA