|Benjamin Smith is an improviser currently living in West Orange, New Jersey. Smith ventures far beyond the standard idea of jazz improvisation, into a sound world equally influenced by modern classical. All of the pieces are free improvisations invented at the time of recording, and feature Smith alone at a Yamaha P-70 digital keyboard. He says:
"I'm a music feeler and improvisor interested in spreading the learning and practice of music improvisation (not only jazz) in the world. In 2006 I decided to awaken my musicianship and find an organization that shares and promotes improvisation in music for anyone interested, so I joined David Darling's Music for People -- a nontechnical, non-genre community -- and am a Mentor in the leadership program."
"I am interested in expanding and facilitating improvisation, collaborating with others who passionately share what they do in art, health, or any field that promotes healthy collaboration in a community."
1. Oct. 8th, 2009