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Creative Music Concerts Presents: Narada Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra-Kalam Bob Moses + Eric Zinman solo

Where: The Lilly Pad 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

When: 2017-10-07, 7:30pm

Performers: Narada Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra-Kalam Bob Moses + Eric Zinman solo

Set one:
Eric Zinman - piano

Set two & three
Narada Burton Greene - piano
Damon Smith - double bass
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses - drums & percussion


This rare appearance of Maestro Greene will also mark the release of two albums on the French Improvising Beings labeL

Zither Gods by Eric Zinman & Compedium (solos, duos & trios) by Burton Greene

https://improvising-beings.bandcamp.com/

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Scott R. Looney Quartet + Steve Lantner solo

Where: Outpost 186 186 1/2 Hampshire Street

When: 2017-10-22, 8pm

Performers: Set one:
Steve Lanter - solo piano

Set two:
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone & lyricon
Scott R. Looney - piano
Damon Smith - double bass
Eric Rosenthal - percussion

The great Oakland pianist with play with three muscians from the Boston area and Steve Lantner will open with a solo piano set.
$15

Set one:
Steve Lanter - solo piano

Set two:
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone & lyricon
Scott R. Looney - piano
Damon Smith - double bass
Eric Rosenthal - percussion

http://www.scottrlooney.com/

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Creative Music Concerts presents: Joe Morris / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder

Where: Outpost 186 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

When: 2017-10-28, 8pm

Performers: Joe Morris - guitar
Damon Smith - double bass
Alvin Fielder - drums

Joe Morris is one of the most important figures in creative music in America. He keeps himself aware of all aspects of the music while never losing sight of how much can still be done with swing. Alvin Fielder and Damon Smith are a true rhythm section and have five albums that all move swing into the 21st century. 

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William Hooker Trio / Marc Edwards Vortex trio

Where: Muchmore's 2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

When: 2017-11-10, 8pm

Performers: William Hooker - drums
Ava Mendoza - guitar
Damon Smith - double bass

http://williamhooker.com/

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(Archival) Gentle Traces of Transient Being - Performed by Ordinary Affects

Where: RISD Museum Providence, RI

When: 2017-07-23, 11am-5pm

Performers: Ordinary Affects:
Morgan Evans-Weiler, violin
Laura Cetilia, cello
James Falzone, vibes
Luke Martin, objects and electronics
Mark Cetilia, electronics
Luke Modolf, lap steel guitar
Steph Clarke, clarinet
Luke Damrosch, percussion
Damon Smith, bass

Ordinary Affects will perform Antoine Beuger's 'Gentle Traces of Transient Being' in its entirety. This 50 page score was written for the group in 2016 and the expected duration is to be about 5 hours. This will be the first full performance of the work. 

Please come and sit with us!


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(Archival) Joe Mcphee / Ra-Kalam Bob Moses / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith

Where: Outpost 186 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

When: 2017-04-23, 8pm

Performers: Joe Mcphee - saxophones & brass
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses - drums
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Damon Smith - double bass

$20

A monumental meeting between the great Joe McPhee and drum legend Ra-Kalam Bob Moses. Not to be missed. Joe & Jeb Bishop also recorded one of the greatest American improvised music CDs in the 90s as a duo, Brass City on Okka Disk. 

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(Archival) Fire Music at the Legion

Where: Legion Bar 790 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

When: 2017-05-28, 8pm

Performers: Yoni Kretzmer - saxophone
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Damon Smith - double bass
Tom Rainey - drums

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The Steve Swell Ensemble

This last-sunday-of-May edition of "Fire Music at The Legion" will feature two of the most unique trombone players around, along side other fantastic musicians.

8pm: Swell/Heberer/Niggenkemper/Carlstedt
Steve Swell - trombone
Thomas Heberer - trumpet/cornet
Pascal Niggenkemper - double bass 
Jeremy Carlstedt - drums

9pm: Bishop/Kretzmer/Smith/Rainey
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Yoni Kretzmer - tenor sax
Damon Smith - double bass
Tom Rainey - drums

hope you can make it out