Marc Ribot Trio

Marc Ribot Trio

Marc Ribot's experimental trio with Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor draws on the improvising telepathy developed performing together in the years working together as Spiritual Unity, a quartet that reimagined the works of Albert Ayler, to reach new heights and depths of free/punk/jazz. The trio format allows for greater compositional flexibility and features the great bassist Henry Grimes, who played on many of Albert Ayler's seminal recordings from the 1960s. After Grimes returned to the jazz scene in 2003, Ribot knew that the time had come to realize his long-time dream of forming a collective band to play this music. The trio is rounded out with drummer Chad Taylor, best known for his work with the Chicago Underground. 

"A searing venture through the avant garde that leaves room for graceful melody, Ribot's latest pays vivid tribute not just to a classic venue but also to the possibilities of the guitar trio.
— Chris Barton, The Los Angeles Times

"Guitarist Marc Ribot’s fiery power trio adds raw blues and thumping backbeat swing to the expressionism of mid-1960s jazz… Ribot is in blistering form and his stinging attack, polytonal lines and speed-of-light strums are powerfully matched by Chad Taylor’s tight melodic drumming."
— Mike Hobart, Financial Times

"One of the most amazing evenings of music I’ve experienced… It’s a power-trio, sheets-of-sound
extravaganza. Ribot brings a fire hose of invention, Taylor, a whirlwind of force and Grimes a direct
connection to the lineage that ensures the proceedings are correct... Not only does it all work, it’s genius… I guarantee that this album will be on my Top 10 list at the end of the year. It’s that good."
— Frank Alkyer, DownBeat

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2014: Live at the Village Vanguard (Pi Recordings)
2005: Spiritual Unity (Pi Recordings)

Press for Marc Ribot Trio at "Live at The Village Vanguard" album reviews:

Best of 2014 Lists:
NPRs Jazz Critics Poll: #6
NPRs 50 Favorite Albums
Montreal Gazette
San Jose Mercury
KKFI program “Signal to Noise”
Newspaper Publico (Portugal) #3

Selected Press Quotes about "Live at The Village Vanguard" (Pi Recordings)

Press for Marc Ribot Trio's week at Village Vanguard (June 2012):

New York Times Review
Village Voice Interview

Reviews for Marc Ribot Trio in London (Nov 2011):

The Financial Times
The Guardian
All About Jazz
London Jazz News   

Selcted Performance History:

11/6 – 11/16/2014 Marc Ribot Trio Europe Tour
5/29 – 6/1/2014 Marc Ribot Trio at SFJAZZ as part of Marc's residency – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2013 Marc Ribot Trio Record Release Show at Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
11/5 – 11/10/2013: Marc Ribot Trio at Village Vanguard – NYC
10/11 – 10/19/2013: Marc Ribot Trio European Tour
 6/26 – 7/1/2012: Marc Ribot Trio at Village Vanguard – NYC
10/26 – 11/8/2011: MR Trio – European Tour
5/19/2011: MR Trio presented by Creative Music Works – Denver, CO
3/18/2011: Spiritual Unity at Albert Ayler Celebration – Cleveland Museum
9/12/2012: MR Trio at Guelph Jazz Festival – Ontario, Canada
12/31/2010: Spiritual Unity ‘Bells at Midnight’ New Year’s Eve – NYC
4/17 – 4/30/2010: MR Trio – European Tour

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