Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet is an electro-acoustic ensemble that is experimenting with creative music. The quartet form is the purest foundation of musical expression both in Western music and creative American music. Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet is composed of master artists who have made important individual achievements as composers/performers and leaders of ensembles.
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn
Anthony Davis - piano
Malachi Favors Magoustous - bass
Jack Dejohnette - drums
These four instrumental giants comprised the original Golden Quartet. They are veterans of some of the most influential bands in jazz history and recorded and performed at the height of their powers.
Original Golden Quartet CD Releases
1. Golden Quartet
2. The Year of the Elephant
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