Marc Ribot Trio
Mon May 12
Photograph: David O' Shaughnessy
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Oct 24 2013
Guitarist Marc Ribot, a rootsy maverick with about as broad a stylistic range as you'll find in modern improv, reconvenes his outstanding trio with veteran bassist Henry Grimes and versatile drummer Chad Taylor in celebration of a new Pi Recordings effort, Live at the Village Vanguard. The band draws inspiration from Albert Ayler and late-period Coltrane, and while it excels at ecstatic free jazz, it can also stomp the blues and break your heart with a ballad. For evidence, consult the new album—or, better yet, turn up for this gig.