|Studio album by|
|Released||May 16, 2011|
|Studio||Firehouse 12 Recording Studio, New Haven, CT|
Herb Alpert's School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
|Label||Cuneiform Records Rune 330/331|
|Producer||Michael Gregory Jackson|
|Wadada Leo Smith chronology|
|All About Jazz|||
|The Jazz Mann|||
|Tom Hull||A− |
Heart's Reflections is a two-disc studio album by American jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The album was released on May 16, 2011 via Cuneiform Records label. 
Glen Hall of Exclaim! stated "Trumpeter Smith wears his love for Miles Davis on his sleeve. And the vibe of Heart's Reflections echoes Electric-era Miles, with wah-wah, electric trumpet, yowling guitars, rock-solid drumming and jangling electric piano. But where Miles' music exuded sexuality, most of Smith's two-CD set is ostensibly dedicated to Sufi saint Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili... Even with a heavy-on-electronics, 14-piece group, Smith's music is consistently focused and expressive. 
Phil Johnson of The Independent wrote "The astonishing 20-minute opening track might be called "Don Cherry's Electric Sonic Garden", but it's the wheedling tone and furious backbeat of the late Miles Davis that veteran free-jazz trumpeter Smith makes you think of most. Four electric guitarists among an ensemble of 14, with two laptop operatives squiggling away. You can argue that nothing on the double-CD quite equals it, or question the context of mystic spirituality, but Smith has made electric jazz sound dangerous again". 
All tracks are written by Wadada Leo Smith.
|1.||"Don Cherry's Electric Sonic Garden [For Don Cherry]"||20:50|
|2.||"The Dhikr of Radiant Hearts, Part I"||2:32|
|3.||"The Dhikr of Radiant Hearts, Part II"||6:27|
|4.||"The Majestic Way"||9:13|
|5.||"The Shaykh, as far as Humaythira"||7:29|
|8.||"Ritual Purity and Love, Part I"||3:25|
|9.||"Ritual Purity and Love, Part II"||2:32|
All tracks are written by Wadada Leo Smith.
|2.||"The Well: From Bitter to Fresh Sweet Water, Part I"||6:13|
|3.||"The Well: From Bitter to Fresh Sweet Water, Part II"||5:02|
|4.||"Toni Morrison: The Black Hole (Sagittarius A*), Conscience and Epic Memory (For Toni Morrison)"||10:35|
|5.||"Leroy Jenkins's Air Steps (For Leroy Jenkins)"||22:29|
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