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Ches Smith

dr, US, San Diego
Musician of Jazz and Rock
A.k.a. Ches Smith's Congs For Brums

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.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
  • Vibraphone
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Eye Meddle on Sun Of Goldfinger by David Torn, Tim Berne & Ches Smith
Minimalism on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
Remote Convivial on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
xcpf on Unfold Ordinary Mind by Ben Goldberg
Sweatered Webs (Hey Mom) on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
The Most Fucked on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
Shaken, Stirred Silence on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
Winter Sprung on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith
The Bell on The Bell by Ches Smith, Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri
Disco Inferred on Laugh Ash by Ches Smith

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Sun Of GoldfingerDavid Torn / Tim Berne / Ches Smith2019Album
YRU Still Here?Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith2018Album
Uncharted TerritoriesDave Holland, Evan Parker, Craig Taborn And Ches Smith2018Album
Libra RisingOkkyung Lee - Ches Smith - Chris Corsano2018Single
The BellChes Smith2016Album
РазинРимИЛев В Главclub 12/03/2010Леонид Фёдоров, Владимир Волков, John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith2012Album
Tiresian SymmetryJason Robinson, J.D.Parran, Marty Ehrlich, Marcus Rojas, Bill Lowe, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller, Ches Smith2012Album
21.01.2010Ches Smith2010Album
New York SessionsGyan Riley with Timb Harris and Ches Smith2010Album
Calling All PortraitsMary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Devin Hoff, Ches Smith2008Album
Reasons For MovingDarren Johnston / Fred Frith / Devin Hoff / Larry Ochs / Ches Smith2007Album
Congs for BrumsChes Smith2006Album
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