Wadada Leo Smith’s “The Chicago Symphonies” Reviews

Source: The Arts Fuse.

Almost every work of art grapples with this notion in one way or another, but few take it on explicitly. Wadada Leo Smith’s Chicago Symphonies is one of those few. Smith builds this monument brick by brick, movement by movement, honoring great figures of Midwest America — for the most part avant-garde jazz people of his native Chicago. It is another skyscraper for the city where the skyscraper was invented.