Ed Smith & Jason Bucklin - Vibes & Guitar Duet
Dallas TX 1991 - Gig Demo
Sound quality: EX- (samples in comments below)
Ed Smith - vibraphone
Jason Bucklin - guitar
01 Days of Wine and Roses
02 How Insensative
03 My Favorite Things
04 Our Love Is Here To Stay
05 Time Remembered Take 01
06 Time Remembered
07 Falling Grace
Ed Smith’s music career as a vibraphonist and percussionist spans more than 30 years. He has performed with distinguished artists such as John Cage, Phil Wilson, Glen Velez, Trichy Sankaran, Nyoman Wenten, Steve Houghton, Greg Bissonette and Ed Soph, among others.
In 1992, he helped form the internationally recognized world percussion group D’Drum, which won an award for runner-up Best Percussion Ensemble in Drum Magazine’s 2002 reader’s poll. The group recorded the soundtrack for the National Geographic film “Lions of Darkness” and performed in Hong Kong as part of a modern Chinese presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” A PBS short film about the group and their world travels won an Emmy in 1999. The group’s first CD, “Village Besides Time,” is critically acclaimed and its newest CD, “Within You Without You,” was released in the spring of 2006.
Mr. Smith has been traveling to Bali, Indonesia, since 1995 to study the music of the shadow puppet play on the gender wayang instrument. While there in 1998, he was afforded the honor of performing in a temple celebration. He also performs with the cross-cultural jazz-fusion group Brahmah, which also features world-renowned musicians Poovalur Sriji, Jamal Mohamed and Fred Hamilton. Their CD was released in 2005.
Jason Bucklin's rare and powerful blend of expressiveness, virtuosity and passion in an extremely wide range of styles has made it's on the Dallas music scene for over 20 years. He has performed with groups of many genres including Bill Tillman, Eric Tagg, Cafe Noir, and jazz artists such as Joe McBride, James Clay, Marchel Ivery, and Shelley Carrol. He is also one of Dallas' most recorded guitarists, appearing on hundreds of regional and national commercials, and independent CD-releases. Jason Bucklin is equally at home on electric or acoustic guitars, as well as the electric bass, and has performed regularly with numerous pop-cover bands and country-music artists. He currently maintains a large studio of private guitar students in Garland, TX.