Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Music Club: William O. "Bill" Smith

The Dave Brubeck/Bill Smith/Paul Desmond/David Van Kriedt/Dick Collins/Bob Collins/Ron Crotty/Cal Tjader Octet: "Prelude" (composer: Van Kriedt; Smith: clarinet)

Bill Smith/Jim Hall/Shelly Manne/Monty Budwig; "Go Down Moses"

Bill Smith/Dave Brubeck/Joe Morello/Gene Wright: "Baggin' the Dragon"

Same quartet as above: "Bach-an-all"

Dave Brubeck (solo piano) performs William O. Smith's "Soliloquy" (1962, from Brubeck a la Mode...the surface noise of the lp is distracting, but not enough to ruin the piece.)

Bill Smith with the Faber Jazz Ensemble: "Summertime" (backstage warmup)

Bill Smith with the Faber JE: "All the Things We Are"

Bill Smith and Paolo Ravaglia: Double Clarinets Technique

The Bill Smith/Paolo Ravaglia Quintet: "Bill's Blues"

William O. Smith: "Five Fragments for Double Clarinet" performed by Brian Mabry

Bill Smith's "Concerto for Clarinet and Combo" (1956) Part 1; Part 2; Part 3
Performed by Mike McGinnis, clarinet; Jeff Hermanson, trumpet; Justin Mullens, French horn; Brian Drye, trombone; Barry Saunders, baritone sax; Peter Hess, tenor sax; Matt Blostein, alto sax; Jacob Sacks, piano; Dan Fabricatore, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums.

Recorded in New York City on WNYC's Spinning On Air with David Garland, for an in-studio session broadcast April 8, 2012. Listen to the whole show at Music copyright 2012 by Bill Smith. Music mix and video by David Garland. Video recorded Feb. 28, 2012.

William O. Smith and Students performance, 2009, Loyola University (New Orleans). Long, but good, though his comments were not recorded well.

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