Divine Love (album)

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Divine Love
Divine Love (album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1978
ProducerManfred Eicher
Leo Smith chronology
Solo Music: Ahkreanvention
Divine Love
Budding of a Rose

Divine Love is an album by American jazz trumpeter and composer Leo Smith recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label.[1][2]


The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[3]

The Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne awarded the album 4 stars stating "His scores from this time were very well-thought-out and demanded a special type of concentration from the performers, moving into areas quite different than the usual intensity build-up of free jazz or the theme-improvise-theme standards of much that came before".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[3]
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Leo Smith
  1. "Divine Love" - 21:47
  2. "Tastalun" - 6:38
  3. "Spirituals: Language of Love" - 15:28
    • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in September 1978



  1. ^ ECM discography Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 13, 2011
  2. ^ "Wadada Leo Smith discography". Jazz Lists. jazzlists.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Wadada Leo Smith". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1309. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  4. ^ a b Chadbourne, E. Allmusic Review accessed September 13, 2011
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 183. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.