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Wednesday, December 9th

sounds of New York

Marc Ribot (guitar), Jay Rodriguez (tenor saxophone, flute), Nick Dunston (bass), Chad Taylor (drums), live New York, 2019

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, April 28th

A party summoning Django Reinhardt’s spirit is one I’d never want to end.

Marc Ribot (guitar), Alex Simon (guitar), “Dark Eyes,” live, c. 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 14th

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Fay Victor (vocals), Baba Israel (vocals), Marc Ribot (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Kris Davis (piano), live (Celebration of the Life of Steve Dalachinsky), New York (Winter Jazz Fest), 1/11/19

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

I speak across the vast
Dialogues in which we go
To clench my words against
Time or the lack of time
Hoping that for a moment
They will become for me
A place I can think in
And think anything in,
An aside from the monstrous.

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This is no other place
Than where I am, between
This word and the next.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Dark Dialogues”

Friday, September 14th

what’s new

Tom Waits (vocals) and Marc Ribot (guitar), “Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful),” 9/12/18 (Marc Ribot, Songs of Resistance 1942-2018)

 

Friday, August 12th

wake up!

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (MR, guitar, vocals; Ches Smith, drums; Shahzad Ismaily, bass), live (studio performance), Seattle, 6/22/16

Monday, May 20th

two takes

“Take Five” (P. Desmond)

Ceramic Dog (Marc Ribot, guitar; Shahzad Ismaily, bass & percussion; Ches Smith, drums), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2013


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Dave Brubeck Quartet (DB, piano; Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums), live, Germany, 1966


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art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry Tree, 1834

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Wednesday, May 1st


Yeah, I love Mozart and Chopin, but I don’t want to listen to them every day. I don’t want to listen to anything every day. This stuff, to these ears, is utterly exhilarating.

Nels Cline (guitar), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Devin Hoff (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), live, Chicago (Hideout), 2011

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musical thoughts

I discovered that there’s a kind of a hidden connection between R&B and free jazz: the need for that kind of visceral connection with the audience and for something to happen that moves people. I think that beyond R&B, it’s a feature of black music — the moment the solo builds and builds and at a certain point, it hits that cry. Knowing when that needs to happen is something that players from that tradition seem to have.

—guitarist Marc Ribot

Friday, 2/17/12

Blues is a big tent. Over here is Slim Harpo (“I’m A King Bee,” 2:18-). And over there are the Stooges (“I Wanna Be Your Dog,” 4:48-).

Alejandro Escovedo, live, Austin (Continental Club), 11/29/11
With guests Marc Ribot & David Hidalgo (guitars)

More Alejandro Escovedo? Here. And here.

Marc Ribot? Here. And here. And here. And here. And here.

David Hidalgo? Here.

Tuesday, 12/6/11

 passings

Hubert Sumlin, guitar player, November 16, 1931-December 4, 2011

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Howlin’ Wolf, with Hubert Sumlin (guitar)

“Smokestack Lightning” (AKA “Smoke Stack Lightning”; rec. 1956, Chicago)

In a country that paid proper respect to its cultural heritage, this would be played for children in school, as part of their cultural education. Instead kids encounter it, if at all, on TV—the soundtrack to a Viagra commercial.

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“Back Door Man” (rec. 1960, Chicago)

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“Wang Dang Doodle” (rec. 1960, Chicago)

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musical thoughts

I started listening to people like Hubert Sumlin and trying to deal with a less muscular way of reaching people . . .

Marc Ribot

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random thoughts

Rankin, Loda, Cissna Park, Schwer, Gilmer, Watseka: the world is filled with places we’ve never even heard of (many less than 150 miles away), as I was reminded yesterday driving home from Danville, Illinois, where I’d gone to see clients at the prison.

Wednesday, 11/9/11

love it or hate it

Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, live, New York (Cornelia Street Cafe), 8/4/10

More Marc Ribot? Here. And here. And here.

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