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        Not to be confused with another prominent Bill Smith (co-editor of Coda and a notable avant-garde soprano saxophonist), this particular Bill Smith has been associated with Dave Brubeck on and off through the decades. Smith studied at Julliard School and with Darius Milhaud at Mills College. He was part of the Dave Brubeck Octet during 1947-51 (a recording resulted) and was always open to the idea of utilizing ideas from the modern classical music world in jazz. Unlike Brubeck, S... Read more

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