DAMON SMITH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Photo by Rob Miller

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House

DAMON SMITH (rare solo set)

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

DAMON SMITH studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson’s Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Solo recordings and concerts are some of my favorite ways to experience improvised music. For various reasons I am without an in-print solo recording in my discography. This concert will the first step in working towards a larger goal of rectifying that. – Damon Smith