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 a memorable night of film & live music with a screening of the celebrated jazz documentary "A Great Day in Harlem" followed by a live performance by trumpeter Bruce Adams and his quartet.
Ian Mann enjoys the first two releases on multi-reed player, composer and improviser Tom Ward's Madwort micro-label.