Ches Smith

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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).[1] In 2010 he released Congs for Brums 'Noise to Men'.[2]

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Selected discography[edit]

Solo
  • 2006 – Congs For Brums
  • 2010 – Noise for Men
with Tim Berne
with Moe! Staiano
  • 2001 – The Lateness of Yearly Presentations
with Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra!
  • 2006 – An Inescapable Siren Within Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts
  • 2007 - Two Rooms of Uranium Inside 83 Markers
with Graham Connah
  • 2001 – The Only Song We Know
with Good For Cows
  • 2001 – Good for Cows
  • 2003 – Cows Less Than or Equal To
  • 2004 – Bebop Fantasy
  • 2008 – 10th Concert Anniversary
  • 2010 – Audumla
with Theory Of Ruin
  • 2002 – Counter-Culture Nosebleed
  • 2003 – Frontline Posterchild
with Mitch Marcus Quintet
  • 2002 – Entropious
with Lou Harrison
  • 2003 – Drums Along the Pacific
with John Zorn
with Xiu Xiu
  • 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"
  • 2003 – A Promise
  • 2002 - "Knife Play" with Greg Saunier
with Secret Chiefs 3
with Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
  • 2004 – Sister Phantom Owl Fish
with Aaron Novik
  • 2004 – Gubbish: Notations in Tonations
  • 2006 - Kipple: "Flashes of Irrational Happiness"
with Redressers
  • 2004 – To Each According...
with Carla Bozulich/Evangelista
  • 2011 - "In Animal Tongue"
  • 2009 - "Prince of Truth"
  • 2004 – I'm Gonna Stop Killing
with Will Bernard Trio
  • 2005 – Directions to My House
with Fever Pitch
  • 2005 – Just Drums 2 Project
with Sean Hayes
  • 2006 – Big Black Hole and the Little Baby Star
with Todd Sickafoose
  • 2006 – Blood Orange
with Ben Goldberg Quintet
  • 2006 – The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact
with 7 Year Rabbit Cycle
  • 2006 – Ache Horns
with Fred Frith, Darren Johnston, Devin Hoff and Larry Ochs
  • 2007 – Reason to Move
with Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wetzel, Florence (2006-11-18). "CD/LP Review: Congs for Brums". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ Congs For Brums Noise to Men

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