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LaDonna Smith

vl, vn, voc, *1951 US, Alabama
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Don "Pretty Boy" Smith

LaDonna Smith (born 1951) is an American avant garde musician from Alabama (U.S.). She is a violinist, violist, and pianist. Since 1974 she has been performing free improvisational music with musicians such as Davey Williams, Gunther Christmann, Anne Lebaron, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Misha Feigin, Michael Evans, David Sait, Jack Wright, John Russell, Sergey Letov, Toshi Makihara, Andrew Dewar and many other of the world's major improvisers. As a performer, she has toured the USA, Canada, Europe, including Russia and Siberia, China and Japan. Her music is documented on dozens of CD and LP recordings, including the obscure Say Daybew Records - of Fred Lane & the Debonaires. An active organizer, she produced numerous concerts in Alabama and the Southeast, including the Birmingham Impr

        
Instruments
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Secrets and Mirrors on Yearbook Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Roll Up the Screen on The Bird Returns to the Forest by Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams
The Compass on The Bird Returns to the Forest by Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams
Taxi Round The Brim of a Hat on Dix Improvisations - Victoriaville 1989 by Various Artists
The Bird Returns to the Forest on The Bird Returns to the Forest by Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams
A Mysterious Vision on Buddy Systems by Gino Robair
The Alert Cat Catches the Mouse on The Bird Returns to the Forest by Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams
Summer Wind, No Sleep on They Are We Are by Misha Feigin, Craig Hultgren & LaDonna Smith
The Rhinoceros Gazing at the Moon on The Bird Returns to the Forest by Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams
Sklarking on Buddy Systems by Gino Robair

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Sequana SessionsLaDonna Smith, Davey Williams2015Album
The Complete Recording Vol. 3 - RitualsAndrea Centazzo, LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams2013Album
The Laycock DuosChristian Asplund, John Butcher, Stuart Dempster, Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Ricks, LaDonna Smith, William O. Smith2013Album
The Complete Recording Vol. 2 - Halcyon DaysAndrea Centazzo, LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams2012Album
Deviant ShaktiMichael Evans & LaDonna Smith2009Album
Postage Paid Duets Vol. 2David Sait w/ Glen Hall w/ Gino Robair w/ LaDonna Smith2009Album
Floating BridgesLaDonna Smith & Misha Feigin2007Album
Waters AshoreDavid Liebman, LaDonna Smith, Misha Feigin with Jason Foureman2007Album
Ambient VisageSusan Alcorn, LaDonna Smith2007Album
Yokel YenLaDonna Smith, Misha Feigin2006Album
Rare EarthLaDonna Smith2003Single
They Are We AreMisha Feigin / Craig Hultgren / LaDonna Smith2000Album
TransmutatingLaDonna Smith, Davey Williams1993Album
Eye Of The StormLaDonna Smith1992Album
Locales For EcstasyCinnie Cole, LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams1987Album
White Earth StreakGünter Christmann / Torsten Müller / LaDonna Smith / Davey Williams1983Album
Song Of An AeropteryxLaDonna Smith / Davey Williams1983Single
Direct WavesLaDonna Smith / Davey Williams1980Album
VelocitiesAndrea Centazzo, LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams1979Album
JewelsAnne LeBaron / LaDonna Smith / Davey Williams1979Album
Folk MusicLaDonna Smith, Davey Williams, Theodore Bowen1978Album
Erogenous SoundscapesLaDonna Smith & Сергей ЛетовAlbum
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