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Gregorio / Smith / Bryerton: The Cold Arrow
Gregorio / Smith / Bryerton:
The Cold Arrow

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The second trio release from clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio, double bassist Damon Smith and Jerome Bryerton on gongs, selected metal & cymbals (but no drums), in a sophisticated album of eight collective improvisations numbered as "The Planar Effect" and two Gregorio compositions, an absolutely impressive set that obscures the line between "spontaneous" and "composition".

Blonk / Smith / Moses: Rune Kitchen
Blonk / Smith / Moses:
Rune Kitchen

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Four unusual studio recordings of voice, electronics, double bass, drums & percussion from the trio of Netherland vocal improviser Jaap Blonk with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Moses and Blonk collaborating on the concrete poem that makes up "liner notes" for this wonderfully odd and sophisticated album of avant free improv.

Bishop / Karayorgis / Smith: Duals [3 CDs]
Bishop / Karayorgis / Smith:
Duals [3 CDs]

(Driff Records -- 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.

Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins: Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNL
Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins:
Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A dark album of sound art from the quintet of mostly St. Louis improvisers--Damon Smith, Louis Wall, NNN Cook, Michael Williams and noted flutist Fred Tompkins on two tracks--starting through shrouded percussion and unidentifiable sources, the group's sessions are edited into a cohesive album that takes its listeners on a unique journey of electronic and acoustic interaction.

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

(Storm Cellar -- 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.

Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith: Desert Sweets
Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith:
Desert Sweets

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Twenty two vignettes of improvised conversations named for desert fauna between alto saxophonist & flutist Biggi Vinkeloe, tuba & trombonist Mark Weaver, and double bassist Damon Smith, using a unique tuning choice for the band suggested by Vinkeloe, and applying a quality to the studio to create a uniquely orchestrated and resonant album of masterful playing.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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 In
Hartsaw, Paul / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
Precipitation of a Decision / The Ride On The 8 Of Infinity [2 CDs]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

Stein, Jason / Damon Smith / Adam Shead: Volumes & Surfaces
Stein, Jason / Damon Smith / Adam Shead:
Volumes & Surfaces

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Live recordings from the trio of Chicago improvisers Jason Stein on bass clarinet and Adam Shead on drums & percussion in a trio with double bassist Damon Smith, 3 tracks recorded in the studio at Chicago's Elastic Arts and then 2 live performances captured at The Hungry Brain that same night, an album of rich proportion through the deep strings, dark drums and deep reeds.

Moses, Ra Kalam Bob / Damon Smith Duo: Purecircle
Moses, Ra Kalam Bob / Damon Smith Duo:
Purecircle

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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
Novak, Rebecca / Danny Kamins / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
Groundwater Recharge

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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
Ulher, Birgit / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn:
The Eternity-Cult

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans -- 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
Feichtmair, Tanja / Damon Smith / Gino Robair:
The Shrilling of Frogs

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

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

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- 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 / Karina Erhard: The Munich Sound Studies Vol 1
Schindler, Udo / Damon Smith / Karina Erhard:
The Munich Sound Studies Vol 1

(FMR -- 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.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter : ST
Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter :
ST

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith: Song For Chico [CASSETTE]
Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith:
Song For Chico [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Free improvisations and a few fascinating covers of work by Cecil Taylor, Chico Hamilton, and Johnny Dyani from the duo of double bassist Damon Smith and legendary drummer Alvin Fielder, showing intense and unusual approaches in great rhythmic dialog.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light
Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- 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
Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal:
CliffPools

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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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
Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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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.

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

(Driff Records -- USA )


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Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.

Leap Of Faith: Domains
Leap Of Faith:
Domains

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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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.

Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen
Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello:
Interstellar Transmissions

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Two fascinating experimental concepts executed by Roger Turner, Henry Kaiser, Martin Kuchen, Damon Smith, Jeff Coffin, Ed Pettersen, Tania Chen, & Jordan Muscatello; Disc 1, each musician improvised alone to NASA recordings from the Voyager spacecraft, the results mixed together over the Voyager track; Disc 2, three improvisers play together in response to Voyager tracks.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- 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 <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hartsaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton:
Ausfegen [Used Item]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $7.20    




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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.

Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume: Zero Plus
Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume:
Zero Plus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The Triple D Trio of Aurora Josephson (voice), Jacob Lindsay (clarinet) & Damon Smith (bass) met with visiting European improvisers Philipp Wachsmann (violin) and Martin Blume (drums) to record these live concerts in Oakland and SF.

Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of Hearing
Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm:
Sense of Hearing

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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8 duos recorded in the studio between bassist Damon Smith and free vocalist Carol Genetti, and 4 trio tracks adding Fred Lonberg-Holm on violoncello and performing live at Chicago's Empty Bottle.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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

(Kadima -- Israel )


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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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