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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).


Street Tentacle ( Chan / Wang / Bryerton): Preserves

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 32445
Catalog Code: bpaltd17017
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Assertively probing like a squid raging out of the sea, Street Tentacle is the trio of Chicago tenor saxophonist Jeff Chan, guitarist Da Wei Wang also on electronics, and drummer Jerome Bryerton on drums, cymbals, gongs, bowed metal & assorted percussion, in five assertive improvisations of an everything including the kitchen sink style; daunting and domineering!


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.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 31736
Catalog Code: bpaltd16016
Country: 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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 29586
Catalog Code: BPA -6CAS
Country: 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.


Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 29349
Catalog Code: BPALTD 909
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.


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.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 28929
Catalog Code: BPA-4-CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.45



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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.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 28420
Catalog Code: BPA-4
Country: USA
 
Price: $0.00



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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.


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.


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.


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.


Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 18919
Catalog Code: BPA016
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).


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.


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

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 15201
Catalog Code: bpa007
Country: 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.


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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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.


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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