Smith, Damon

double bass


Order No.:  BPA 001
BPA 003
a/l/l 006
Bio-, Photo -, Discography: 
Double bass player Damon Smith studied both classical and jazz bass with Lisle Ellis, Bertram Turezky and others. He has also done considerable research of the ┤sonic palette┤ of the double bass. This has resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant garde movment and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. He is also very influenced by non-representational visual art and dance. He has collaboratted with a wide range of musicians including Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra┤s Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Br÷tzmann and Peter Kowald. He works often in the Bay Area Creative Music Community. He has 3 CD┤s on his own ┤Balance Point Acoustics┤ label (bpa 001 ┤Mirrors Broken But No Dust┤ Peter Kowald/Damon Smith) and bpa 002 ┤The Sale Of Tickets For Money Was Abolished┤ Tony Bevan/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith, and bpa 003 ┤Three October Meetings┤.

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