William O. Smith

Real Name:
William Overton Smith
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Avant-classical and jazz clarinetist born in 1926 in Sacramento, California. Smith studied at Julliard and Mills College. At the latter institution, he met Dave Brubeck and became part of his octet. William lived in Italy in the early 1960's where he collaborated with Luigi Nono among others. While there, he and John Eaton (2) commissioned Paolo Ketoff to built the Syn-ket synthesizer. He performed the Nuova Consonanza festivals and was an original member of 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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Albums

S7015 William O. Smith - String Quartet / Capriccio For Violin & Piano / Suite For Violin & Clarinet album art William O. Smith String Quartet / Capriccio For Violin & Piano / Suite For Violin & Clarinet(LP, Album) Stereo Records (4) S7015 US 1958 Sell This Version
William O. Smith - Near Myth  album art Dave Brubeck Quartet* / Brubeck* - Smith* Dave Brubeck Quartet* / Brubeck* - Smith* - Near Myth (Album) Fantasy USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
William O. Smith - The American Jazz Ensemble In Rome - New Sounds...Old World album art The American Jazz Ensemble Featuring Bill Smith* And Johnny Eaton The American Jazz Ensemble Featuring Bill Smith* And Johnny Eaton - The American Jazz Ensemble In Rome - New Sounds...Old World (Album) RCA Victor US 1962 Sell This Version
S 8010 William O. Smith - Four Chamber Works album art William O. Smith Four Chamber Works(LP) Contemporary Records S 8010 US 1963 Sell This Version
CRI SD 320 William O. Smith - Two Sides Of Bill Smith album art William O. Smith Two Sides Of Bill Smith(LP, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 320 US 1974 Sell This Version
NW 209 William O. Smith - New Music For Virtuosos album art Milton Babbitt / Leslie Bassett / William O. Smith / Charles Wuorinen Milton Babbitt / Leslie Bassett / William O. Smith / Charles Wuorinen - New Music For Virtuosos(LP, Album) New World Records NW 209 US 1977 Sell This Version
S332 William O. Smith - Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 / Five Pieces (For Clarinet Alone) / Six German Songs, Op. 103 album art Carl Maria von Weber / William O. Smith / Louis Spohr - Melvin Warner, Allan Dameron With Diane Ragains Carl Maria von Weber / William O. Smith / Louis Spohr - Melvin Warner, Allan Dameron With Diane Ragains - Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 / Five Pieces (For Clarinet Alone) / Six German Songs, Op. 103(LP) Crystal Records (5) S332 US 1977 Sell This Version
William O. Smith - Folk Jazz album art Bill Smith* With Shelly Manne, Jim Hall & Monty Budwig Bill Smith* With Shelly Manne, Jim Hall & Monty Budwig - Folk Jazz (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
NPG 801 William O. Smith - Sonorities album art Bill Smith* Sonorities(LP) Edipan NPG 801 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2531 004 William O. Smith - .....Sofferte Onde Serene... / A Floresta È Jovem E Cheja De Vida album art Luigi Nono - Maurizio Pollini, Liliana Poli, Kadigia Bove*, Elena Vicini, Berto Troni*, William O. Smith, Bruno Canino Luigi Nono - Maurizio Pollini, Liliana Poli, Kadigia Bove*, Elena Vicini, Berto Troni*, William O. Smith, Bruno Canino - .....Sofferte Onde Serene... / A Floresta È Jovem E Cheja De Vida(LP, Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2531 004 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
NPG 807 William O. Smith - Colours album art Bill Smith* Colours(LP) Edipan NPG 807 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
William O. Smith - Brubeck A La Mode album art Dave Brubeck Featuring Bill Smith* Dave Brubeck Featuring Bill Smith* - Brubeck A La Mode (Album) Original Jazz Classics, Fantasy Germany 1985 Sell This Version
PAN PRC S20-57 William O. Smith - Untitled album art David Keberle / Shihomi Kishida - David Keberle / Tamae Okatsu / Enrico Renna / Luigi Ceccarelli / Nicolas Bacri / William O. Smith David Keberle / Shihomi Kishida - David Keberle / Tamae Okatsu / Enrico Renna / Luigi Ceccarelli / Nicolas Bacri / William O. Smith - Untitled(LP) Edipan PAN PRC S20-57 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
PAN 3023 William O. Smith - William O. Smith album art William O. Smith William O. Smith(CD, Album) Edipan PAN 3023 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
514225K William O. Smith - Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet plays William O. Smith (b. 1926) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) album art Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet, William O. Smith, Arnold Schoenberg Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet, William O. Smith, Arnold Schoenberg - Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet plays William O. Smith (b. 1926) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)(CD) Musical Heritage Society 514225K US 1996 Sell This Version
80541-2 William O. Smith - New Music For Virtuosos  album art Leslie Bassett, Ralph Shapey, William O. Smith, Harvey Sollberger, Robert Erickson, Andrew Imbrie, Robert Hall Lewis, Robert Morris (3) Leslie Bassett, Ralph Shapey, William O. Smith, Harvey Sollberger, Robert Erickson, Andrew Imbrie, Robert Hall Lewis, Robert Morris (3) - New Music For Virtuosos (CD, Album) New World Records 80541-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
re001 William O. Smith - Solo Music album art William O. Smith Solo Music(CD, Album) Ravenna Editions re001 US 2001 Sell This Version
MML.1/2 William O. Smith - Concert For Mirella album art Bill Smith* & Gianmarco Lanza Bill Smith* & Gianmarco Lanza - Concert For Mirella(2xCD, Album) Mox Jazz MML.1/2 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
201304 William O. Smith - The Laycock Duos album art Christian Asplund, John Butcher, Stuart Dempster, Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Ricks (2), LaDonna Smith, William O. Smith Christian Asplund, John Butcher, Stuart Dempster, Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Ricks (2), LaDonna Smith, William O. Smith - The Laycock Duos(CD, Album) Comprovise Records 201304 US 2013 Sell This Version
885 121 TY William O. Smith - The Riddle album art The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Bill Smith* The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Bill Smith* - The Riddle(LP, Album) Fontana 885 121 TY Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
B/2692 William O. Smith - Live At Midem album art Pat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, Bill Smith*, Randy Jones (3), The Heath Brothers Pat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, Bill Smith*, Randy Jones (3), The Heath Brothers - Live At Midem(LP, Album) Tobacco Road B/2692 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TFE 17357, TFE.17357, 467 238 TE William O. Smith - Hey, Ho, Anybody Home? album art The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Bill Smith* The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Bill Smith* - Hey, Ho, Anybody Home?(7", EP) Fontana, Fontana, Fontana TFE 17357, TFE.17357, 467 238 TE UK Unknown Sell This Version

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