release date: 31.03.2023 via Kabell Records.
Legendary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith debuts his new ensemble Orange Wave Electric with an exhilarating new digital album Fire Illuminations, available March 31, 2023 via Kabell Records. Joining Smith are an electric band with guitarists Nels Cline, Brandon Ross and Lamar Smith; bassists Bill Laswell and Melvin Gibbs; electronic musician Hardedge; percussionist Mauro Refosco; and drummer Pheeroan akLaff.
“Wadada Leo Smith has played an outsize role in American experimental music for the last 50 years.” – Seth Colter Walls, New York Times
“In a half-century of recording, [Wadada Leo Smith] has never stopped exploring the parameters of the form and instrument.” – Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz