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
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.