Marc Ribot @ the Vanguard: Last Call

Tonight’s the final night of Marc Ribot’s trio at the Village Vanguard.

Here’s what it sounds like.   Here’s Nate Chinen’s take.

Here my Voice blab: Evidently this is the wily guitarist’s first gig as a leader in the venerable jazz cellar. Ribot’s rep as a big-hearted rad fits right in with the Vanguard’s lefty aesthetic, of course. His insightful improv has always made plenty of room for lyricism, so this trio’s rumble can be catchy. And can someone help out with the math? Is this the first time Henry Grimes has hauled his bass down these famed stairs since he and Albert Ayler recorded there in the ’60s?

Here’s a revealing Q&A with MR.

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