The Abdul Wadud Ensemble, Studio WIS, N.Y.C., 1980

I recently discussed my adoration for Abdul Wadud over at The Hum. While I was writing the previous entry on Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, I came across this incredible recording from 1980 of Wadud’s Ensemble. It’s short, but packed with remarkable sounds. Apparently a full recording of the evening exists. I hope it sees the light of day. The performers are Abdul Wadud, Joe Daley, Warren Smith, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Hafiz Shabbaz, Bill Cole, and others. Studio WIS was a prominent venue during New York’s Loft era of Free-Jazz – run by the percussionist Warren Smith. Enjoy and cross you fingers for more.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s