MARC RIBOT - Live At The Village Vanguard

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Pi | Autor: WK

New York star guitarist Marc Ribot, who has supported Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and Robert Plant, is always good for surprises. He recorded his last two CDs with his rock band Ceramic Dog. Now he returns to free jazz with his trio. With bassist Henry Grimes, who had played with Albert Ayler in the sixties and then disappeared for over thirty years, and drummer Gerald Cleaver, he continues the tradition of the great tenor saxophone trios of the sixties. He makes his strings white-hot and provides his irrepressible free improvisations with a lot of punk and metal, but also gospel energy. Once again Marc Ribot shows in this constellation that the encyclopedia of playing possibilities on the electric guitar is far from over. A rough, cross-headed album, which demands a lot from the listener, but also gives him a lot of presents.

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