Ches Smith

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'.

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The Bell

The Bell

ECM Records
2016

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Hammered

Hammered

Clean Feed Records
2013

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Finally Out of My...

NuBOP RADIO-iTunes(internet radio)
2011

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Finally Out Of My Hands

Finally Out Of My...

Skirl Records
2010

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Unrock Series 21.01.2010

Unrock Series...

Unsound Recordings
2010

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Congs for Brums

Congs for Brums

Free Porcupine Society
2006

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