Time to start the new year. Legendary trumpeter and jazz great, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, winner, Guggenheim Fellowship winner, NEA Jazz Masters recipient, Wadada Leo Smith and one of the greatest authorities on improvised music, educator, our friend, guitarist, and double bassist Joe Morris together!
The album is a recording of a concert the two artists gave earlier this past year, on 12 February, during the famous ImprovisatioNOW concert series at Real Art Ways in Hartford, where audiences there can hear some of the most inspiring musicians in the American impro scene. Wadada is known to have played trumpet, Joe Morris on guitar. The result then was almost 50 minutes of fully improvised music, framed by five tracks.
Recorded live in concert on February 12, 2023, at Real Art Ways Hartford CT
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12 Studios New Haven CT
Produced by Joe Morris
Photo: Jamie Saft
Front cover drawing: Helena Leganowicz
Graphic Design: Anna Kulikowska
Executive Producer: Maciej Karłowski
All tracks Wadada Leo Smith (Kiom music ASCAP. Administrated by A-train Entertainment) and Joe Morris (Riti pub ASCAP)