Ches Smith

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


Xiu Xiu
Party Intellectuals
Party Intellectuals is the debut album by jazz fusion trio Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog.
Snakeoil is an album by the American composer and saxophonist Tim Berne released on the ECM label in 2012.
Congs For Brums
Congs For Brums is an album by musical artist Ches Smith, released on October 10, 2006.

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