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Marc Ribot’s birthday week & other upcoming shows

by Andrew Frisicano

Marc Ribot @ Maxwell’s (more by Tim Griffin)
Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot is an American guitarist and composer. His own work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz, and Cuban music. Ribot is also known for collaborating with other musicians, most notably Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and composer John Zorn. Ribot’s earliest session work featured on Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs (1985) and helped define Waits’ new musical direction. Ribot worked with Waits on many of his following albums including Franks Wild Years (1987), Mule Variations (1999) and Real Gone (2004).

He currently performs and records with his group Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith of the avant-garde band Secret Chiefs 3. [Wikipedia]

Ribot was also featured on Robert Plant and Alison KraussRaising Sand, named Album of the Year at the Grammys this year. Recently, Ribot was spotted playing in Marianne Faithfull’s band on Letterman and at City Winery. In December he, along with John Zorn, was one of Yo La Tengo’s secret Hanukkah openers.

In May, Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday with a week of NYC shows from Saturday, May 9th to Saturday, May 16th. Those gigs will showcase Ribot in a variety of bands and settings…


Sat May 9: Brecht Forum [Tickets on sale]
Scelsi Morning w/Marco Cappelli & Ensemble Dissonanzen

Sun May 10: Rose Live Music (Williamsburg, BK)
Los Cubanos Postizos/Cotito/La Cumbiamba eNeYe Mother’s Day Matinee!

Tues May 12: The Stone
8PM: Solo
10PM: Shrek/Rootless Cosmopolitans

Wed May 13: Joe’s Pub [Tickets on sale]
Spiritual Unity & Marc Ribot Trio (2 sets)

Thurs May 14: The Stone
8PM: Ribot plays the works of Frantz Casseus w/Marco Cappelli
10PM: Sun Ship w/Mary Halvorson, Chad Taylor, Jason Ajemian

Fri May 15 – Le Poisson Rouge [Tickets on sale]
Los Cubanos Postizos/Cotito/La Cumbiamba eNeYe

Sat May 16 – Le Poisson Rouge [Tickets on sale]
Ceramic Dog w/guest Eszter Balint
Young Philadelphians (Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G.Calvin Weston)

After those gigs, Marc Ribot plays a weeklong residency (May 19th – May 24th) at the Village Vanguard with the legendary Allen Toussaint.

Get a taste of Ribot’s Ceramic Dog trio with these videos from a 2007 show in Amsterdam…

Marc Ribot trio ceramic dog – Live @ Bimhuis Amsterdam 14 march 2007 – PART 1

Marc Ribot trio ceramic dog – Live @ Bimhuis Amsterdam 14 march 2007 – PART 2

Marc Ribot trio ceramic dog – Live @ Bimhuis Amsterdam 14 march 2007 – PART 3

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