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Bryerton, Jerome / Damon Smith

There Must be a Reason for Generating Sounds... [CD + BOOKMARK]

Bryerton, Jerome / Damon Smith : There Must be a Reason for Generating Sounds... [CD + BOOKMARK] (Balance Point Acoustics)

From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, drummer Jerome Bryterton & double bassist Damon Smith toured & recorded with legendary German multi-reedist Wolfgang Fuchs, who was a great influence on both musicians, here presenting a tribute to the late improviser through 11 recordings titled with quotes from Fuchs, and released with a bookmark from an improvisation workshop in Oakland.
 

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Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Catalog ID: bpaltd14014
Squidco Product Code: 31185

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded by Ryan Wasoba.


Personnel:

Jerome Bryerton-drums

Damon Smith-double bass

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"Jerome Bryerton's artistic expression evolved from years of playing drums in rock, jazz and experimental groups. Performing solo or collaboratively, he's toured and recorded internationally with many notable improvisers. Jerome is also part owner of a large industrial silk screening operation in Chicago.

While some may perceive a factory to be the antithesis to the creative process, Jerome's imagination has been known to incorporate the errors of assembly line production into some of his art. Rejected test prints often made their way into many of his early canvases.

Strictly working within the medium of oil on canvas and applied with plexiglass. Jerome's dense, moody abstractions and marbleized colors have been said to evoke controlled chaos, blurred memory and decay. His influences range from Masters such as Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Luc Tuymans and Cy Twombly. Self-taught and skilled in improvisation, Jerome believes that everything starts with curiosity: if you're curious about something and you're willing to learn more about it, everything happens by itself."

-Jerome Bryerton's Website (http://www.jeromebryerton.com/about)
11/23/2021

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"Damon Smith studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon's explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson's Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Damon has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including: Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra's Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and five great years in Houston, Texas working regularly with Alvin Fielder, Sandy Ewen, David Dove & Chris Cogburn, Damon will move to the Boston area in the fall of 2016. Damon has run Balance Point Acoustics record label since 2001, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians."

-Balance Point Acoustic Website (https://www.balancepointacoustics.com/damon-smith/)
11/23/2021

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track listing:


1. Three (-1) Italian Dogs 2:05

2. This is Clear 7:08

3. I Don't Want to go to Porky's 6:31

4. One Minute, One Espresso, One Cigarette 5:42

5. I am Sorry, You cannot be Both 6:08

6. I Played Very Loud and I did not Listen 9:23

7. This is not About Friendship 8:55

8. The Blue Letter 4:03

9. From the East 3:11

10. I like Music - and Musicians (Gary Peacock in memorium) 3:37

11. Your Lights Made me Public 3:41
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"11 duos for Wolfgang Fuchs. From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Jerome and I toured and recorded with the great Wolfgang Fuchs. It was a formative experience for both of us. All titles are quotes by Fuchs. He was a constant source of wisdom and humor. The Bryerton / Smith duo started in the mid 1990s with Bryerton randomly showing up and Smith's Oakland apartment. He would drive down from Santa Barbra and there would be sessions all day, duos and and trios with other musicians, often Marco Eneidi.

When Bryerton moved to Chicago, it made sense to change the scale they were working on to continue. Of all the musicians in world, Wolfgang Fuchs seemed to be the best match. Fuchs was contacted and the trio toured the USA and Europe and issued a critically acclaimed CD: Three October Meetings - the third release on Balance Point Acoustics.

Working with Fuchs was a formative experience. He was completely dedicated to the music. No wasted sounds. He was a constant source of humor and inspiration for Smith and Bryerton. At some point live recordings by this trio will be released.

These duos were recorded in Edwardsville, Il in Sept. 2020. It is released as a CD in a 6 panel eco-pak with four drawings by the great German artist Max Neumann, a longtime friend of Fuchs who did all the covers for his FMP LPs and CDs and a bookmark of a banner made for an improvisation workshop in Oakland, Ca where the CDs takes its title. The track titles all come from things Fuchs said at one time or another."-Balance Point Acoustics

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