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Ches Smith

Ches Smith

American musician
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Occupation Jazz musician Percussionist
Country United States of America
Date of birth San Diego, San Diego County, California, U.S.A.
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Biography

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'.

Selected discography

Ches Smith.

As leader/co-leader

  • 2006 – Congs for Brums
  • 2010 – Noise for Men
  • 2010 – Finally out of my Hands (Skirl)
  • 2013 – Hammered (Clean Feed)
  • 2014 – International Hoohah (ForTune)
  • 2016 - The Bell (ECM)

As sideman

with Tim Berne
  • 2012 – Snakeoil (ECM)
  • 2013 – Shadow Man (ECM)
  • 2015 – You've Been Watching Me (ECM)
  • 2017 – Incidentals (ECM)

With Trevor Dunn's trio-convulsant

  • Sister Phantom Owl Fish (Ipecac, 2004)
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
  • 2003 – Voices in the Wilderness (Tzadik)
  • 2018 - The Urmuz Epigrams (Tzadik)
  • 2018) - In a Convex Mirror (Tzadik)
with Xiu Xiu
  • 2002 – Knife Play with Greg Saunier
  • 2003 – A Promise
  • 2005 – La Foret
  • 2007 – Remixed and Covered as Good for Cows
  • 2008 – Women as Lovers
  • 2010 – Dear God I Hate Myself
  • 2012 – Always
  • 2013 – Nina
with Secret Chiefs 3
  • 2004 – Book of Horizons
  • 2008 – Xaphan: Book of Angels Volume 9
  • 2013 – Book Of Souls: Folio A
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
  • 2009 – Prince of Truth
  • 2011 – In Animal Tongue
  • 2014 – 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
  • 2008 – Party Intellectuals
  • 2013 – Your Turn
  • 2018 – YRU Still Here?
with Leonid Fedorov, Vladimir Volkov, John Medeski, Marc Ribot
with Dave Holland
  • 2018 – Uncharted Territories
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