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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 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 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
  2. Sep 7, 2015
    10
    The best album I've ever seenThe best album I've ever seen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2017
    8
    Very good but long af.................................................................................................................................
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    5
    Have you noticed that this album has pretty negative reviews on it but all the big names gave it 10. Smells like pandering but who knows itHave you noticed that this album has pretty negative reviews on it but all the big names gave it 10. Smells like pandering but who knows it might just be not for me. I think it's fine. A bit much but fine. Expand
  5. May 25, 2019
    1
    Not sure why all the high reviews. This album came out in 2012. Didn't see one review on I Tunes. To me, what I listened to, most of itNot sure why all the high reviews. This album came out in 2012. Didn't see one review on I Tunes. To me, what I listened to, most of it sounded the same. I understand celebrating a movement, but to rate something as the best album for that reason. Again, not even rated high on I Tunes in the jazz category. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2020
    0
    Solo tiene 8 críticas no sirve de nada es horrible el album y no tiene nada que ver con la música y solo tiene votos de sus amigos que ni cuentan
  7. Jan 22, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Thissssssssssa doessssssssas not deserve a 99 ratinngggggggggggg. Hdjsnnelwodienwnwlsofjrjenwnmwmwa Expand

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