Ten Freedom Summers

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  • Summary: The four-disc set from the jazz trumpeter was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    100
    In this globalised but fragmented world, now so obsessed with immediacy, rapidity and digestibility, Ten Freedom Summers is a visionary work of protest and power.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    100
    In four and a half hours, Wadada Leo Smith writes one of America's defining events in sound, and the story is all of ours.
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    100
    Another classic of the genre is born.
  4. Nov 9, 2012
    90
    With this encyclopedic set, Smith delivers yet another convincing musical document for his consideration as one of the most accomplished composers/bandleaders currently working in creative improvised music.
  5. Dec 20, 2012
    90
    Ten Freedom Summers is his magnum opus; it belongs in jazz's canonical lexicon with Duke Ellington's Black Brown & Beige and Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite.
  6. Nov 9, 2012
    80
    The jazz and classical groups play separately and sometimes merge, and though conventional themes or sustained pulses are mostly sidelined by the languages of free jazz and contemporary classical music, this epic life's work is a landmark in jazz's rich canon.
  7. Nov 9, 2012
    80
    Smith's music resonates with the suffering and the dreams of a better life that embodied the decade of 1954 to 1964 that is the subject of this powerful compendium of compositions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    10
    The best album I've ever seenThe best album I've ever seen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2016
    10
    Incredible piece of work from an incredible musician. Ignore the user reviews, most of them are just angry that *blank* artist doesn't haveIncredible piece of work from an incredible musician. Ignore the user reviews, most of them are just angry that *blank* artist doesn't have the highest rated album on metacritic. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    Beautifully crafted album. A record worth buying......................................................................................................
  4. Feb 22, 2017
    8
    Very good but long af.................................................................................................................................
  5. Mar 24, 2016
    5
    absolute cuck reviewers. .............................................................................................................................
  6. Jun 19, 2016
    0
    how could this be the best album of 2012 when The king of limbs happened the same year and easily beats this album in quality and lastinghow could this be the best album of 2012 when The king of limbs happened the same year and easily beats this album in quality and lasting appeal......... Expand
  7. May 22, 2016
    0
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