William O. Smith

William Overton Smith

Also known as B. Smith, Bill Smith, Билл Смит, Smith, W. O. Smith, William Smith
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Discography of William O. Smith:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Live At Midem 2 Audio Tobacco Road
2 New Music For Virtuosos 7 Audio 1977 New World Records
3 Brubeck A La Mode 10 Audio 1985
4 Two Sides Of Bill Smith 3 Audio 1974 Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI)
5 Brubeck A La Mode 10 Audio 1985
6 Untitled 6 Audio 1989 Edipan
7 Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 / Five Pieces (For Clarinet Alone) / Six German Songs, Op. 103 17 Audio 1977 Crystal Records (5)
8 The American Jazz Ensemble In Rome - New Sounds...Old World 10 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
9 Near Myth 10 Audio 1961 Fantasy
10 The Laycock Duos 5 Audio 2013 Comprovise Records
11 Luminescence: Kool Jazz At Midem (1983) 20 Audio 2001 TKO Magnum Meteor, U.K.
12 The Riddle 8 Audio Fontana
13 Near Myth 10 Audio 1961 Fantasy
14 Brubeck A La Mode 10 Audio 2014 Dol
15 Near Myth 10 Audio 1995 Fantasy

Avant-classical and jazz clarinetist born in 1926 in Sacramento, California. Smith studied at Julliard and Mills College. At the latter institution, he met [a=Dave Brubeck] and became part of his octet. William lived in Italy in the early 1960's where he collaborated with [a=Luigi Nono] among others. While there, he and [a=John Eaton (2)] commissioned Paolo Ketoff to built the Syn-ket synthesizer. He performed the Nuova Consonanza festivals and was an original member of [a=Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza]. In 1966, he relocated to Seattle, Washington, to teach at the University of Washington, and has lived there ever since.

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