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Daniel Carter / Jeff Platz Quartet

Where: Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio 33 Union Sq, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

When: 2017-06-24, 8pm

Performers: Daniel Carter - saxophones & trumpet
Jeff Platz - guitar
Damon Smith - double bass
Matt Crane - drums

I'm thrilled to have NYC free jazz legend Daniel Carter (and his armload of instruments) and frequent collaborator guitarist Jeff Platz back. This time around they'll be joined by bassist Damon Smith and drummer Matt Crane.

- Mark Redmond

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Morris / Nicodemou / Smith

Where: AS220, 115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

When: 2017-06-28, 8pm

Performers: Joe Morris - guitar
Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone
Damon Smith - double bass

The Ryan Kowal ensemble also performs. 

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Lantner / Bishop / Smith trio

Where: The Outpost 186 1/2 Hampshire Street in Inman Square, Cambridge

When: 2017-08-22, 8pm

Performers: Steve Lantner - piano
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Damon Smith - double bass

Duo B. + Clucas / Bishop / Smith / Crane

Where: OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St. (rear), Inman Sq. Cambridge

When: 2017-09-12, 8pm

Performers: Duo B. + Clucas / Bishop / Smith / Crane

Duo B. plays Cecil Taylor
Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass
Jason Levis - drums

 Clucas Boston quartet:

Dan Clucas - cornet (Los Angeles)
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Damon Smith - double bass
Matt Crane - drums

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

Moses Bob
(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


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


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