Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers...
Aug 30 | 7:40 - 8:40 PM
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Mississippi native, trumpeter, and composer Wadada Leo Smith, a key early member of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, completed a monumental piece of work in 2011, an elaborate suite of compositions he calls Ten Freedom Summers. The powerful music avoids easy categorization. In fact, much of it is fully composed, yet Smith’s resourceful collaborators imbue every note and rhythm with individuality.