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Bishop / Karayorgis / Smith: Duals [3 CDs]

Label: Driff Records
Product Code: 32724
Catalog Code: CD2203
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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Three albums of three duos between three frequent Boston collaborators and improvisers -- Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano and Damon Smith on double bass -- each CD respectively a combination of trombone & bass, piano & bass and piano & trombone, each recorded during the last year of Jeb Bishop's residency in Boston between 2016-2022.


Cameron / Smith / Cunningham: Time Without Hours [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Storm Cellar
Product Code: 32538
Catalog Code: SC001
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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The of trio of Lisa Cameron on percussion, Damon Smith on double bass and Alex Cunningham on violin, continue their work after 2020's Dawn Throws Its First Knife with this cassette and download releases of five collective improvisations, using extended techniques amidst cogent conversation, from assertively exciting to darkly moody atmospheric interplay.


Neumann / Smith / Graham / Rosenthal / Fujiwara / Ewen : Quartet:Quartet:Trio [2 CDs]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 32446
Catalog Code: BPA 2CD4
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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A double album of electroacoustic improv sessions from Sommerville, MA, centered around electronic artist Andrew Neumann on the Buchla Music Easel--a complex additive analogue synth--heard in quartet and trio sessions with Forbes Graham (trumpet), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Damon Smith (double bass) and Eric Rosenthal (drums & percussion).


Hartsaw, Paul / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Precipitation of a Decision / The Ride On The 8 Of Infinity [2 CDs]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 31737
Catalog Code: BPA2CD3
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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Two distinct session, the first CD presenting free improv trio perfomances in St. Louis, MO between Paul Hartsaw on soprano & tenor saxophones, Damon Smith on double bass and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, the 2nd CD finding Hartsaw and Smith in the studio in Oakland CA for a more experimental session, Smith adding laptop & field recordings and both employing extended techniques.


Moses, Ra Kalam Bob / Damon Smith Duo: Purecircle

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 31735
Catalog Code: bpaltd15015
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A superb, inventive duo collusion between percussionist Ra Kalam Bob Moses and double bassist Damon Smith, continuing their collaborations that started with "Astral Plain Crash" with Vinny Golia, Henry Kaiser & Weasel Walter, here in concentrated form, recording and layer in the studio for 14 diverse dialogs using advanced techniques on drums, gongs, spring drums and double bass.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 31185
Catalog Code: bpaltd14014
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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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.


Novak, Rebecca / Danny Kamins / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Groundwater Recharge

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 31184
Catalog Code: bpaltd15015
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Explorative improvisation, from mysteriously quiet moments to scrabbling and determined conversation, configured as trios and quintets by Rebecca Novak on piano, cornet, radio & glassware, Danny Kamins on baritone saxophone, Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on double bass and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, all bringing unique moments through extended techniques, objects & radio.


Fielder, Alvin / David Dove / Jason Jackson / Damon Smith : The Very Cup of Trembling

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31160
Catalog Code: AS162
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Five inventive, lively and informed collective improvisations plus one brief interlude from the quartet of Alvin Fielder on drums, David Dove on trombone, Jason Jackson on tenor & baritone saxophones and Damon Smith on double bass, recording in Texas three years after their excellent From-To-From, with titles provided courtesy of poet and scholar Fred Moten.


Ewen, Sandy / Keith Rowe / Damon Smith + Gooseberry Marmalade: Houston 2012 [2 CDs]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 30976
Catalog Code: BPA 2CD2
Country: USA
 
Price: $22.95



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During a two-day encounter in Houston in 2012, visiting improviser & guitarist Keith Rowe and double bassist Damon Smith combined with guitarist Sandy Ewen, on day 1 joining with her all-female experimental music ensemble Lady Band (of Various Fruit Names) to perform works from the 70s London ensemble Scratch Orchestra; on day 2 recording two uniquely creative improvsations as a trio.


Ulher, Birgit / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: The Eternity-Cult

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 30787
Catalog Code: BPA -12
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A building and extended set of fully free improvisation using unusual techniques, from the trio of Birgit Ulher on trumpet, radio, speaker & objects, Damon Smith on double bass and Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Ulher using the trumpet as a sound source as much as a conventional instrument, as the trio builds from near silence to intensely controlled interaction.


Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice

Label: ugEXPLODE
Product Code: 30464
Catalog Code: ugEXPLODE 82
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The first meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell and the long running improvisational trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (double bass) and Weasel Walter (drums), in an epic 72-minute recording captured live at Duende in Oakland, CA in 2014, an amazing display contrasting control & chaos, form and deconstruction; exemplary!


Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith): Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans
Product Code: 30260
Catalog Code: bpa-4 / kontrans1167
Country: USA
 
Price: $21.95



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Dedicated to Dada legend Hugo Ball, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, through modern interpretations of six sound poems written by Ball in 1916, performed at BIMHUIS in 1989 by the trio of Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (saxophone) and Pieter Meurs (double bass); and in 2013 at radio station KUHF by the duo of Jaap Blonk and Damon Smith on double bass.


Feichtmair, Tanja / Damon Smith / Gino Robair: The Shrilling of Frogs

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 30259
Catalog Code: BPA -11
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Discovered in a box of recordings in BPA's possession, this recording from 2003 restores a stimulating freely improvised studio encounter between then-West Coast frequent collaborators, double bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Gino Robair, in a trio with Austrian alto saxophonist & bass clarinetist Tanja Feichtmair, mastered to pristine quality by Weasel Walter.


Morris, Joe / Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]

Label: Open Systems Records
Product Code: 30256
Catalog Code: OPENSYSREC-001
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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The first concentrated duo of two improvisers who have worked together in other groupings since 2006 from guitarist Joe Morris and double bassist Damon Smith, recording a set of five extended and technically stunning conversations, a mesh of texture and motion through charged creative drive, merging their strings among often inexplicable technique to create thrilling dialogs.


Alexander, Sarah Ruth / Damon Smith: God Made My Soul an Ornament

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 30219
Catalog Code: bpaltd12012
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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An unusual duo of double bass, voice, hammered dulcimer, recorder, slide whistle, and various objects, recorded in 2019 between bassist Damon Smith and Sarah Ruth Alexander, freely improvising through nine pieces that show the breadth of creative imagination and powerful technical skills of each; curiously compelling, unpredictable and marvelously diverse.


Smith, Damon / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky: Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 Postcards]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 30218
Catalog Code: BPA3CD1
Country: USA
 
Price: $31.95



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Three CDs, each dedicated to a mix of concert and studio recordings of double bass duos, the first between Damon Smith and Peter Kowald in 2000 at Gallery 2310, in Oakland, CA; the 2nd between Smith and Joëlle Léandre in 2002, which was recorded by Henry Kaiser; and between Smith and Bertram Turetzky at 1510 8th St. Performance Space, in Oakland, CA in 2007.


Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Room of the the Present

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Product Code: 29975
Catalog Code: FSR 03/2021
Country: Poland
 
Price: $15.95



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Two performances of Chicago reedist and composer Guillermo Gregorio's graphic score "Moholy 2", inspired by the artwork of László Moholy-Nagy, recorded in two conductions at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2007 & 2008 by the trio of Gregorio on clarinets & alto sax, Damon Smith on double bass, and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, cymbals and drums.


Schindler, Udo / Damon Smith / Jaap Blonk: The Munich Sound Studies Vol 2 & 3

Label: FMR
Product Code: 29910
Catalog Code: FMR 594
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Refined and free ranging improvisation between German reedist Udo Schindler performing on bass clarinet, tenor & sopranino saxophones and also on cornet, and US double bassist Damon Smith, recorded 3 days after the first volume in this series, presenting two sets from the same day of informed and diverse dialogs between two masterful improvisers.


Schindler, Udo / Damon Smith / Karina Erhard: The Munich Sound Studies Vol 1

Label: FMR
Product Code: 29909
Catalog Code: FMR 593
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Performing at the Gottfried Duren/arToxin at Galerie ar Toxin in 2019, the trio of Udo Schindler on clarinet, bass clarinet & alto horn, Damon Smith on double bass, and Karina Erhard on C flute & alto flute present a sophisticated set of free improvisations with a chamber improv feeling, using tremendous technique and intent listening through six fascinating dialogs.


Cameron, Lisa / Damon Smith / Alex Cunningham: Dawn Throws its First Knife

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 29887
Catalog Code: BPALTD11011
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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An exceptional example of fully free collective improvisation with an emphasis on string interaction from the trio of Lisa Cameron on drums & feedback, Damon Smith on double bass, and Alex Cunningham on violin, recording in the studio in the St. Louis area for five energetic and explorative improvisations, at time dense but with remarkable clarity and direction.


Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter : ST

Label: ugEXPLODE
Product Code: 29737
Catalog Code: ug79
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Four unorthodox improvisations that evade idiomatic playing through "wantonly abstract" and unusual approaches to their instruments, keeping their listeners guessing where their playing might take them, from frequent collaborators Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on bass, and Weasel Walter on drums & percussion, recording in the studio in Brooklyn, 2019.


Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 29587
Catalog Code: bpaltd 10010
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Three quartet improvisations and six duo combinations between Dan Clucas on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Damon Smith on double bass, and Matt Crane on drums, recording in the studio in Rhode Island, 2018, the various permutations of each player elucidating the full group interactions through focused and captivating investigations of instrumental combinations.


Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 29348
Catalog Code: BPA -10
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.


Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Precipice

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Product Code: 29315
Catalog Code: FSR 09 | 2020
Country: Poland
 
Price: $15.95



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Recording at the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA, the Boston-area trio of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, bassist Damon Smith, and drummer Eric Rosenthal are captured in concert for an adventurous album of free improvisation, Karayorgis's compositions leading this piano trio of magnificent mastery into buoyantly exciting interaction as they take their listeners to a dizzying precipice edge.


Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal: CliffPools

Label: Driff Records
Product Code: 28662
Catalog Code: CD 2002
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Merging two Boston-based trios--Cliff of bassist Damon Smith, drummer Eric Rosenthal and pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, and Pools of bassist Nate McBride, drummer Luther Gray, and Karayorgis--performing Karayorgis compositions with collective input from all five, creating profoundly great music in a shared language fueled by long collaborative relationships.


JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith): Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 28418
Catalog Code: BPA 19
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The 1st of two volumes from the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone & electronics, Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Weasel Walter on percussion, and Damon Smith on double bass, each player an innovator and leader on their own, together bringing unique elements of virtuoso quirk and passionate mastery, merging voice, electronics and acoustics in profoundly unusual ways.


CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27912
Catalog Code: AS091
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.


Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 27841
Catalog Code: BPA -7
Country: USA
 
Price: $8.95



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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his own work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.


Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27529
Catalog Code: AS090
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.


Leap Of Faith: Domains

Label: Evil Clown
Product Code: 25850
Catalog Code: 9153
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of the core ensembles in Boston's Evil Clown collective led by multi-reedist David Peck is Leap of Faith, a uniquely inspired collective free improv band with unusual instruments and percussive devices, here in a live concert at Outpost 186 as quintet with Glynis Lomon on cello, Damon Smith on bass, Silvain Castellano on bass, and Yuri ZBitnov on drums & percussion.


Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 21550
Catalog Code: BPA-4-CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.


Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: The Voice Imitator

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 18161
Catalog Code: BPA006
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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German reeidst Frank Gratkowski in a trio with West Coast percussionist Jerome Bryerton and bassist Damon Smith, in an album of free music that blends the sensibilities of free improv with contemporary compositional music.


Hartsaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton: Ausfegen [Used Item]

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 15372
Catalog Code: bpa012
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Extreme improvisation from the West Coast, using dissonance, dynamics, harmonics, conversational interaction, extended techniques and energy, new viewpoints inspired by a mix of contemporary classical and jazz.


Fuchs / Lindsay / Smith / Baghdassarians / Baltschun: The Happymakers

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 15194
Catalog Code: bpa008
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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1. Ma(R)Ker #1 4:32

2. Ma(R)Ker #2 4:38

3. Ma(R)Ker #3 3:30

4. Ma(R)Ker #4 5:55

5. Ma(R)Ker #5 6:15

6. Ma(R)Ker #6 3:04

7. Ma(R)Ker #7 5:23

8. Ma(R)Ker #8 4:59

9. Ma(R)Ker #9 3:42

10. Ma(R)Ker #10 8:13

11. Ma(R)Ker #11 5:34



Hartshaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton: Ausfegen (Dedicated To Joseph Beuys)

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 15125
Catalog Code: BPA012
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Unusual improvisational forms from the quartet of saxophonist Paul Hartsaw, guitarist Kristian Aspelin, bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Jerome Byrerton, recording in Oakland, CA in 2006.


Shibolet, Ariel and Between the Strings Trio: Live at the Tel Aviv Museum

Label: Kadima
Product Code: 11584
Catalog Code: KCR 13
Country: Israel
 
Price: $13.95



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Soprano saxophonist Shibolet performing solo and with the Between the Strings trio (JC Jones, Daniel Hofman, Nori Jacoby) live at the Tel Aviv Museum in 2006.


Shibolet / Josephson / Baker / Looney / Smith: untitled (1959)

Label: Kadima
Product Code: 11508
Catalog Code: KCR 09
Country: Israel
 
Price: $9.95



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Kadima collective saxophonist Ariel Shibolet and 4 California Bay Area players in impressive and intense improvisation that make for an unusual and open-minded discourse.


Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith: Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 06437
Catalog Code: bpa011
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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