MICHAEL EVANS-LADONNA SMITH
LaDonna Smith, well known as a “devilish”
fiddler and exponential avant-gardist on the viola, a forceful proponent of
the American free improvisation movement in the South. Michael Evans is an
improvising drummer/percussionist/thereminist/composer whose work
investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. LaDonna
Smith and Michael Evans, present their joyful collaboration.
ANTENNA ROAD-DAVEY WILLIAMS -(CD)
Listening to such samples as "Friendly
Synapse Junction," "Military Brat Blues," and the solo guitar break on
"Crossing Shangri-La" should help allay such fears. Williams' lines whine,
stutter, and backtrack as his mind feels its way through its source
materials, leaving behind a sonic trail of compelling beauty. -Wyman
(cd) TQ116 MISHA FEIGIN, LADONNA SMITH
Floating Bridges radiates with high energy
interplay from the first notes and reveals a musical dynamism of fluid
invention and sympathetic creation from the String Trek duo of violist La
Donna Smith and guitarist Misha Feigin. Recorded in June, 2007 at the
"Meeting of Improvisers" in Krakow, Poland, the set opens with the
nineteen-minute "Krakow Concerto." This
well recorded live performance captures the duo at a high point of artistic
collaboration. - T. Gaudynski
(cd) TQ115 SUSAN ALCORN, LADONNA SMITH
ambient moments, inner
voices, pedal steel guitar and various string things in
what better moments than reflections and sensations, recorded
at Sequana, Birmingham Alabama, July 2005.
TQ114 DAVE LIEBMAN,
LADONNA SMITH,MISHA FEIGIN
multi-master Dave Liebman on soprano and tenor saxophones and ancient calls
from flutes, from Misha Feigin inspired poetry of JAZZ , to the
LaDonna Smith's string serenades and Fouremans growls and howls, this is a
beautiful collaborative piece in the spirit of community improvisation. Recorded
June 2006, the session inspired from the IAJE International Conference,
hosted in Louisville,Ky, June 2006.
LaDonna Smith & Misha Feigin,
harmonica & voice improvisations
with Russian poet, author, and improv-minstrel Misha Feigin, guitar &
Free musings from start to finish, let your mind wander with the combined
sensitivities of these two upbeat musical collaborators, 2006.
EYE OF THE
Solo violin, viola & voice improvisations. Recorded live from solo concerts in
Europe and USA,
transforms the violin into a spectrum of colors beyond the context of the
instrument and purifies your mind with the raw energy of multiple
violinistic soundings." Click to Listen:
DebrisTQ0011 $22 Rare & limited stock
(cd) Davey Williams
and LaDonna Smith, live improvisations
Weaving their musical drama in the psychic automatism
that is the true nature of their music, this CD will take you to other
realms of the imagination,
White Earth Streak/Song
of Aeropteryx -
(cd) Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Gunter Christman, and Torsten Muller.
in Hannover, Germany, 1983.
Energetic textural "gator play & static slide
kisses". Get this! A Double Whammy? This same
release also contains a second special bonus re-release of "Song of
Aeropterex, " Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith in home studio. Cover art &
cartoon booklet by Hal Rammel.
Re-released on UnHeard Music Series.
of theBirminghamImprov Festival 96. Includes work by
Williams, LaDonna Smith, Yuri Zmorovitch, Boris Rayskin, Craig Hultgren,
Johannes Bergmark, Arkady Kirochenko, Contra Contra Bass,The Gold Sparkle
Band, Atlanta Comprovisors and others…
Erogenous Soundscapes (CD) LaDonna Smith and Serguei Letov, soprano & bari sax recorded at Moscow Radio, December 19, and live at 888 Club,
Novosibirsk, Siberia December 16, 1995, a rare Pentagramma facsimile
LaDonna Smith, solo viola Table of the Elements
#toe 070 lp
LIMITED EDITION “rare earth” long playing
record dreaming allotropy, dance of the elements, lanthaneis
(to lie hidden), radiant energy conversions. 2004, LP. TQ20076
LP's & CASSETTES
010 Travellers (cassette)
Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith
live and electronic,
"Destroy All Music"
Atlanta, Georgia, 1990. original
series now rare.
(LP) Davey Williams,
solo electric guitar
series LP now out-of-print, CDR facsimile may be obtained by
special order /CDR, $22.
White Earth Streak (LP) Quartet
- Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Gunter Christman,
Germany, 1983. Energetic textural "gator play & static slide kisses,the
ecstacy of real time improvisation, guitar, viola, double bass, trombone".
quantity available $30)
TQ 006 Alchemical Rowdies (CD) LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams
with Danny Finney-saxes, Paul Watson-trumpet, Pippin Barnett-drums, studio recording, Richmond, Virginia 1981.
quantity available $30)
TQ 005 Direct Waves
(CD) Trans Duo - LaDonna
Smith & Davey Williams Recordings from Trans duo tours, 1979
Grand Rapids, 1980 Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussells, Belgium
quantity available $30)
TQ 004 Velocities - LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams with Andrea Centazzo,
Recorded live at La Sala Bossi, Bologna, Italy 1979. Side
recorded at Ictus Studio, Pistoia, Italy, 1979.
quantity available $30)
Special order reproductions of out of print, obscure and limited edition
cassette & tape releases may be obtained by special
inquiry from the TRANSMUSEQ Archives.
LeBaron-harp, with Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith
in Trans Studio, Birmingham Alabama, 1979. (LP out of print)
TQ 002 TRANS II, Folk Music (LP) Trio: LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams,
with Theodore Bowen,
Recorded at Trans Studio in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TQ 001 TRANSCENDPROVISATION (LP)
the original group, Davey
Smith, Theodore Bowen, T.R. Reed, Anne LeBaron, Jim Hearon. Recorded
Trans Studio in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (out-of-print)
LIMITED BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE:
the international journal of free
purpose of theimprovisor is to foster
community among improvising musicians on a national and international level.
It is important for aquaintance with others
of similar interests,
philosophies and attitudes, to network, listen to each other’s music,
exchange and inform, encouraging music making communities and a global
~ Printed editions
recommended for collectors ~
the improvisor -Volume 11, the international journal of free
102 pages of essays, writings, reviews,
philosophies, theories, and more on the topic of free improvisation around the world.
Final issue in hard-copy print, 1995. Edited by LaDonna Smith.
the improvisor - Volume 10 "Sun Ra edition"
number of printed copies still available) Edited by
LaDonna Smith & Glenn Engstrand. 1993. ($15)
the improvisor - Volumes 1-10 "Back issue Set"
in photocopied & limited printed editions)
Volumes. 1-9 Edited by Davey Williams.($120)
the improvisor "Complete Collection" Volumes I-XI
(photocopied back issues plus original printed edition of Vol. XI book
format) ($135 )
~ILLUSTRATED BOOKS by
DAVEY WILLIAMS ~
Which Came First? The Fried
Chicken or The Fried Egg?
the story can be told.
70 pages cartoons and
entertainment, be it your kitchen table, your pocket book, or your out house,
a surreal life perspective of the fried egg. ($16)
GIG, Essential Curiosities in Musical Free
Improvisationby DAVEY WILLIAMS