Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO-FM
The guitarist Marc Ribot has played in just about every conceivable setting in New York City. But through his involvement in punk bands, funk and soul groups, film scoring, the noise community, session work with rootsy singer-songwriters, South American and Caribbean folkloric projects, the contemporary classical scene and all the other experiments, he’s also long held a love of jazz, from its hairiest to most clean-shaven expressions. Ribot has created bands dedicated to Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, saxophonists whose grounding in strong melody powered their fully liberated solo flights. He played in Allen Toussaint’s Bright Mississippi band, which adapted the earliest New Orleans jazz. And he tours with a trio which gives him access to his full palette.
For that trio’s upcoming residency at the Village Vanguard, expect a mix of tunes from the Ayler and Coltrane songbooks, gritty blues jams and fiery free improvisation. With him are Henry Grimes, who himself played with Albert Ayler in the 1960s, and drummer Chad Taylor of the Chicago Underground collective (among dozens of other bands himself). WBGO and NPR Music present a live radio broadcast and online video webcast of the Marc Ribot Trio live at the Village Vanguard — return to this page on Wednesday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET.
- Marc Ribot, guitar
- Henry Grimes, bass
- Chad Taylor, drums