Ches Smith at his home in Brooklyn, NY.
Ches Smith is an American musician whose primary instruments are drums, percussion, and vibraphone. He writes and performs music in a wide variety of contexts, including solo percussion, experimental rock bands, and small and large jazz ensembles.
Smith has performed with Good For Cows,
Marc Ribot, Theory of Ruin, Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Xiu Xiu, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Carla Bozulich, Beat Circus, Sean Hayes, Ben Goldberg, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Ara Anderson and Fred Frith.
He has also recorded and performed a full-length album of his own solo percussion pieces entitled
Congs For Brums (2006). In 2010 he released Congs for Brums 'Noise to Men'. [1 ] [2 ]
From the 2010 Ches Smith Congs for Brums album, 'Noise to Men.'
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Selected discography [ edit ]
Congs For Brums 2010 –
Noise for Men
with Moe! Staiano
The Lateness of Yearly Presentations
with Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra!
An Inescapable Siren Within Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts 2007 -
Two Rooms of Uranium Inside 83 Markers
with Graham Connah
The Only Song We Know
Good For Cows
Good for Cows 2003 –
Cows Less Than or Equal To 2004 –
Bebop Fantasy 2008 –
10th Concert Anniversary 2010 –
with Theory Of Ruin
Counter-Culture Nosebleed 2003 –
with Mitch Marcus Quintet
Drums Along the Pacific
2013 - "
Nina" 2012 - "
Always" 2010 - "Dear God I Hate Myself"
2008 - "Women as Lovers"
2007 - "Remixed and Covered" as Good for Cows
2005 - "La Foret"
A Promise 2002 - "Knife Play" with Greg Saunier
Secret Chiefs 3
Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
Sister Phantom Owl Fish
2004 – Gubbish:
Notations in Tonations 2006 - Kipple: "Flashes of Irrational Happiness"
To Each According...
Carla Bozulich/ Evangelista
2011 - "In Animal Tongue"
2009 - "Prince of Truth"
I'm Gonna Stop Killing
Will Bernard Trio
Directions to My House
with Fever Pitch
Just Drums 2 Project
with Sean Hayes
Big Black Hole and the Little Baby Star
with Todd Sickafoose
with Ben Goldberg Quintet
The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact
with 7 Year Rabbit Cycle
Fred Frith, Darren Johnston, Devin Hoff and Larry Ochs
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
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