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 the final, family friendly day of the Festival with performances by Samba Galez, Budapest Ragtime Band, Chris Moreton, Kitty & The Purramours and the Red Stripe Band.
Ian Mann enjoys a day of wall to music including performances by three of the great entertainers of British jazz, vocalist Ian Shaw, saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and electric bass specialist Shez Raja.