Marc Ribot Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. In 1978, Ribot crossed the river to New York City, where he served as sideman for such musicians as jazz organist Jack McDuff and legendary soul shouter Wilson Pickett. Ribot began his five-year stint as a member of the Lounge Lizards (John Lurie's innovative and influential Downtown jazz ensemble) in 1984. At the time Marc's playing, which blended elements of classic Blues guitar with the ironic No Wave/Knitting Factory aesthetic, caught the ear of a number of artists who were also interested in amalgamating and disrupting disparate musical traditions. Ribot performed on some of these singer/songwriter's finest records, including Elvis Costello's SPIKE, MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE, and KOJAK VARIETY; Marianne Faithful's BLAZING AWAY; and Tom Waits' RAIN DOGS, BIG TIME, FRANK'S WILD YEARS, MULE VARIATIONS, and REAL GONE.

All the while, the increasingly in-demand guitarist continues to explore the ever-changing terrain of New York's New Music scene, working with musicians such as Arto Lindsay, Don Byron, Anthony Coleman, T-Bone Burnett, the Jazz Passengers, Evan Lurie, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Chocolate Genius, Bill Frisell, Medeski Martin & Wood, and John Zorn in any number of incarnations.

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July 14, 2018

11th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Sunday, September 16 From...

March 07, 2018

Red Ink Beneath Streaming’s “New Dawn” [Marc Ribot]

January 06, 2017

Ghostship Fire: Mourn The Dead, Fight Like Hell For The Living

January 20, 2015

Live From New York: The State of Jazz in 2015

May 17, 2013

Enter the "Ceramic Dog - Your Turn" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

January 05, 2012

The Lucien Dubuis Trio and Marc Ribot - Ultime Cosmos (2009)

July 04, 2011

The Lucien Dubuis Trio with Marc Ribot - Ultime Cosmos (2010)

September 24, 2010

Marc Ribot Taps Into Lyricism for His Solo Guitar Soundtrack to...

September 22, 2010

Marc Ribot - Silent Movies (Pi Recordings, 2010)

October 29, 2009

Marc Ribot Interview - Indie Music as Labor

August 28, 2009

Questing After Coltrane's Messy Transcendence

April 08, 2009

Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

March 17, 2009

The Henry Grimes/ Marc Ribot Duo Live at the Rubin Museum NYC

January 27, 2008

Grimes Times! On Tour with Marc Ribot's Spiritual Unity, February, 'O8

November 29, 2006

Sean Noonan's Brewed By Noon American Composers Forum premiere w/ Marc...

March 27, 2006

Guitarist Marc Ribot Interviewed at AAJ

November 03, 2005

Marc Ribot to Appear with Charlie Peacock @ Jazz Standard - November 9th

August 28, 2005

Brewed By Noon featuring Marc Ribot & Jim Pugliese @Barbes, Brooklyn. ...

January 31, 2003

Samm Bennett's Return To New York With Marc Ribot And Ned Rothenberg

January 29, 2003

New York City Band Curse Records New Version Of Jazz Classic "Pull My...


Albums by Marc Ribot

Album Live InTokyo by Marc Ribot

Live InTokyo

Enja Records

Album Live In Tokyo by Marc Ribot

Live In Tokyo

Enja Records

Album Your Turn by Marc Ribot

Your Turn

Northern Spy Records


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