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 enjoys a day of music typified by a spirit of international co-operation with performances by Romarna Campbell, Artephis, Tom Smith Septet, Maite Hontele, Pavel Zlamel's PQ and Adam Glasser
Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the resurgent Brecon Jazz Festival and performances by Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme, Hot Club Gallois, Ian Shaw, and the Festival Big Band led by Gareth Roberts.