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Michael Smith

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1) Jazz pianist active since the 1970s
2) Reggae singer

1) Michael Joseph Smith is an American jazz composer and pianist born in born in Tiline, Kentucky. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia and he resides in Sweden. At the age of 6 years, he gave his first concert of original solo piano music in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Navy and gave lectures and performances in mid-western America while continuing his study of piano technique.

For the next ten years, he studied Electro-acoustic music and moved to Boston and New York - studying medicine and becoming involved with the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School in New York. During this period, he developed the philosophy and notation form of his original music later titled “Geomusic” and composed works with this method for various chamber groups, solo piano, and symphony orchestra.
He embarked on his first European concert tour in 1970, completed his first recordings in Italy and developed an interest in Jazz and Improvisation. He moved to Paris in 1972 and completed concert tours and recordings in Western Europe and America with Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton and others. From 1975 to 1976 he recorded various albums in Europe and America and toured, mostly solo, to: Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Western Europe, South America and Scandinavia.

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  • klapwokkel

    dem a plan fi mek yuh bawl

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Paleface23

    Mi Cyaan Believe It is such a great Album... to me "Roots" is the reggae track with the heaviest voodoo-feal I've ever heard

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • mauricekilday

    Yup Ploinkerstone. "Mi Cyaan Believe It" is indeed a superb album by the Jamaican dub poet Michael Smith backed by a UK reggae super group comprised of Aswad and The Bovell Band.

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ploinkerstone

    The albums in the album section are by an altogether different performer - a white Christian sugary pop singer called Michael W. Smith . . . the only album I could find by this Michael Smith was called "mi c-yann believe it" . . . great stuff indeed

    28 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Telepetherion

    GOOD stuff

    23 Sep 2007 Reply

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