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Monday, September 23
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Marc Ribot Quartet feat. Mary Halvorson

6:00 PM
All Ages
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Marc Ribot, who The New York Times describes as “a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device,” has released 25 albums under his own name over a 40-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His solo release, Silent Movies (Pi Recording 2010) has been described as a “down-in-mouth-near masterpiece” by The Village Voice and has landed on several ‘Best of 2010’ lists. 2014 saw the monumental release Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (Pi Recordings), documenting Ribot’s first headlining run at the historical venue in 2012.

Rolling Stone points out that “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americanaon 1985’s Rain Dogs, and since then he’s become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp.” Additional recording credits include Neko Case, Diana Krall, Elton John/Leon Russell’s The Union, Solomon Burke, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithful, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Medeski Martin & Wood, Caetano Veloso, Susana Baca, Allen Ginsburg, Madeline Peyroux, Nora Jones,Céu, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, and many others. Ribot works regularly with Grammy® award winning producer T-Bone Burnett and composer John Zorn. He has also composed and performed on numerous film scores such as Walk The Line, The Kids Are All Right, and The Departed.

The Marc Ribot Quartet on this concert date will also feature acclaimed experimental guitarist Mary Halvorson alongside bassist Hilliard Greene and drummer Chad Taylor.

Marc Ribot Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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