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Drummer Ches Smith Plans Residency at NYC’s Stone

Collaborators to include Craig Taborn, Mary Halvorson, William Parker, others

Ches Smith

Drummer Ches Smith will perform several gigs at New York’s the Stone during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6. In the first evening of his residency, Smith will showcase his project We All Break. The following evening, Smith will play with his main compositional and bandleading outfit, These Arches, which features Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parkins.

Throughout the rest of the week, Smith will collaborate with Matt Mitchell, Tyshawn Sorey, Nate Wooley, Jonathan Finlayson, William Parker, Randy Peterson, Craig Taborn and Marc Ribot.

Ches Smith Residency at the Stone

9/30 – 8 & 10 PM – We All Break: A meeting of Haitian Drums and Creative Music

Matt Mitchell (piano) Daniel Brevil (traditional Haitian percussion) Markus Schwartz (traditional Haitian percussion) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

10/1 – 8 & 10 PM – Ches Smith and These Arches

Tim Berne (alto sax) Tony Malaby (tenor sax) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics) Ches Smith (drums)

10/2 – 8 & 10 PM – Ches Smith Quartet with Craig Taborn

Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Craig Taborn (piano) Stephan Crump (bass) Ches Smith (drums)

10/3 – 8 & 10 PM – Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums

Ches Smith (drums, etc.)

New solo music for drums, vibraphone and electronics

10/4 – 8 pm – Matt Nelson, William Parker, Ches Smith

Matt Nelson (tenor sax) William Parker (bass) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm – Tyshawn Sorey, Randy Peterson and Ches Smith

Tyshawn Sorey (drums, trombone, piano) Randy Peterson (drums),

Ches Smith (drums)

10/5 – 8 PM – Wooley Fin

Jonathan Finlayson, Nate Wooley (trumpets) Ches Smith (vibraphone, timpani)

10 pm – Ceramic Dog

Marc Ribot (guitar, vocals) Shahzad Ismaily (bass, electronics, vocals) Ches Smith (drums, electronics, vocals)

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave C and 2nd St in Manhattan.

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