Ches Smith’s ‘The Bell’ is an excitingly slippery album, both conceptually and physically, in the playing. It appears to be delicate chamber music for percussion, viola and piano.
Ches Smith’s ‘The Bell’ is an excitingly slippery album, both conceptually and physically, in the playing. Then it slides into something else: trenchantly rhythmic, improvised music, alive with smeary, interactive connections among the three players: the drummer Mr. Smith, the violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Craig Taborn. Jeff Ballard has a trio that engages in subtle interplay. Tyshawn Sorey wowed critics with 2014’s Alloy (Pi), a disc that brought contemporary classical effects to the genre. Mr. Smith is following in those footsteps; ‘The Bell’ is an impressive chamber work.
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.
Monday, January 18, 2016. Ches Smith Trio - The Bell (ECM, 2016) . The Ches Smith Trio album that I'm waiting for is 'Live from Winter Jazzfest'. The two times that the trio has played at the NYC jazz festival have been revelatory. The first show, two years ago, was as I understand it, entirely improvised. This time, as a part of the ECM showcase, they performed the compositions, in sequence, off of their debut release 'The Bell'.
Songs from The Bell by Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri. Free download and listen The Bell. Tracks count: 8. Views: 2. Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri - The Bell 09:29. Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri - Barely Intervallic 07:43. Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri - Isn't It Over? 13:11. Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri - I'll See You on the Dark Side of the Earth 10:47.
Percussionist Ches Smith has played on over half a dozen Xiu Xiu releases, but in recent years he's been consistently active on the contemporary jazz circuit, playing with guitarist Mary Halvorson, saxophonist Tim Berne.
Percussionist Ches Smith has played on over half a dozen Xiu Xiu releases, but in recent years he's been consistently active on the contemporary jazz circuit, playing with guitarist Mary Halvorson, saxophonist Tim Berne, and others. His first album as a composer and bandleader on the iconic ECM label burns with a subtle heat. Percussionist Ches Smith has played on over half a dozen Xiu Xiu releases, but in recent years he's been consistently active on the contemporary jazz circuit, playing with guitarist Mary Halvorson, saxophonist Tim Berne, and others.
Ches Smith, Ches Smith & Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - Barely Intervallic The Bell, 2016 07:43. Ches Smith, Darius Jones, Emilie Lesbros, MATT MITCHELL, Sean Conly - Chanteuse in Blue Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation), 2015 09:01. Andrea Parkins, Ches Smith, Mary Halvorson, These Arches, Tony Malaby - Sixteen bars for jail Finally out of my hands, 2010 03:13. Ches Smith, Craig Taiborn, Dave Holland, Dave Holland feat. Evan Parker, Craig Taiborn and Ches Smith, Evan Parker - Tenor - Bass - Percussion T2 Uncharted Territories, 2018 04:10.
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Album · 2016 · 8 Songs. Listen on Apple Music.
ECM Records GmbH: ECM 2474 / 475 2954
* Ches Smith: drums, vibraphone, timpani
* Craig Taborn: piano
* Mat Maneri: viola
Recorded on June 2015 at Avatar Studios, New York.
Engineer: James A. Farber.
Assistant: Akihiro Nishimura.
By John Fordham
This trio set from three of New York’s most imaginative left-field musicians –
Tim Berne drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith, pianist Craig Taborn and
tone-bending viola player Mat Maneri – displays such an unusual balance of
compositional tautness (Smith wrote all the pieces) and spontaneity that
assigning it to any jazz, improv or contemporary classical box is
impossible. The nine-minute title track is typical, in the explicitness of the
opening bell chime, Taborn’s show-and-hide chordal pulse, Maneri’s graceful
ascents and a heated finale sprayed with brusque percussion rumbles. Cryptic
viola melodies shadowed by rolling piano figures accelerate to frisky dances,
stern tom-tom grooves stalk alongside intimate piano-viola dialogues, the
fiddle equivalent of Jan Garbarek’s long sax outbreaths curl across dark
landscapes before storms break. Smith’s vibes and Maneri’s viola share romantic
exchanges that turn poundingly funky: Wacken Open Air has a sinister,
monster-music relentlessness, For Days a catchy hook that dissolves into
reverential slow-improv speculations. The UK isn’t yet on their impending
world-tour schedule, but hopefully it soon will be.
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