by Andrew Frisicano

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot & Caged Funk plays at Rose Live Music tonight (June 17th). For that Marc joins keyboardist Bernie Worrell (ex-Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads), guitarist Marco Cappelli, bass player Brad Jones, drummer JT Lewis, and DJ Logic on turntables for a set of "John Cage looped, hi-jacked, detourned, and scratch mixed." Some background...

In rehearsing for a performance of John Cage's 'Sonata for Two Voices' (1933) at Issue Project Room last winter, guitarist Marco Cappelli and Marc Ribot made a strange discovery. The two guitarists overcame the gap between the rhythmic complexity of the piece and Mr. Ribot's somewhat limited sight reading skills by 'looping' measures: constantly repeating each difficult passage until it became easier. It was in this way they became aware of a strange fact about John Cage's music that would have probably surprised (and possibly dismayed) the composer himself: John Cage was one funky dude. The resulting project, "Caged Funk", is a further exploration of this little known aspect the late composer's work. Tonight's performance is an open rehearsal. This work was commissioned by and will be premiered July 8,2010 at the Ludwigsburg Festival 2010 in Germany.

On June 26th, Marc plays with another super-improv group at (Le) Poisson Rouge - a quintet with guitarist Leonid Fedorov, bassist Vladimir Volkov, John Medeski on keys, and percussionist Ches Smith. Tickets are on sale.

Marc Ribot goes on to play at The Stone on June 29th with bassist Greg Cohen, and for free at the Stuy Town Oval on June 30th with Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos and La Cumbiamba eNeYe. After that, dates in Canada and Europe.

Videos and all dates are below...

Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos - Aurora en Pekin

Marc Ribot - Part 2

Marc Ribot - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 17 Rose Live Music - Brooklyn, NY #
Jun 26 Le Poisson Rouge - NYC $
Jun 29 The Stone, NYC - 8PM Greg Cohen & Marc Ribot Duo
Jun 30 Oval at Stuyvesant Town - NYC, 7pm FREE! %
Jul 01 Montreal Jazz Fest w/ John Zorn's Masada Marathon
Jul 05 Montreal Jazz Fest w/ Allen Toussaint's Bright Mississippi
Jul 08 Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele - Germany #
Jul 12 Porquerolles Festival - France sitting in with Archie Shepp
Jul 13 Porquerolles Festival - France Solo
Aug 07 ICMS - Istanbul workshop and improv w/John Zorn
Aug 08 ICMS - Istanbul w/ John Zorn's Masada
Aug 11 Marciac - France w/ John Zorn's The Dreamers
Aug 27 Saalfelden Festival - Austria Solo
Aug 28 Saalfelden Festival - Austria w/ Jazz Passengers
Aug 31 Jazz a la Villette - Paris A Night of Improv w/Meshell Ndegeocello & Marc Ribot
# "Caged Funk: John Cage looped, hi-jacked, detourned, and scratch mixed" w/Bernie Worrell, DJ Logic, Marco Cappelli, Brad Jones, JT Lewis
$ w/ Leonid Fedorov, Vladimir Volkov, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, and Ches Smith
% Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos w/ La Cumbiamba eNeYe