American guitarist and composer Marc Ribot’s work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz, and Cuban music. Ribot has collaborated with numerous musicians, notably Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and John Zorn. As of 2011, Ribot has several ongoing projects, including the Albert Ayler tribute project “Spiritual Unity” (Pi Recordings), featuring original Ayler bassist Henry Grimes; his power trio Ceramic Dog with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith; and a new group Sun Ship featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson.
"Henry Grimes is both the living inspiration for, and the fulcrum against which Spiritual Unity leverage a direct connection to the late, legendary saxophonist Albert Ayler."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.