Martin Bandyke Under Covers for February 2022: Martin interviews Marc Ribot, author of Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist
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Throughout his genre-defying career as one of the most innovative musicians of our time, iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot has consistently defied expectation at every turn. Here, in his first collection of writing, we see that same uncompromising sensibility at work as he playfully interrogates our assumptions about music, life, and death. Through essays, short stories, and the occasional unfilmable film "mistreatment" that showcase the sheer range of his voice, Unstrung captures an artist whose versatility on the page rivals his dexterity onstage.In the first section of the book, "Lies and Distortion," Ribot turns his attention to his instrument--"my relation to the guitar is one of struggle; I'm constantly forcing it to be something else"--and reflects on his influences (and friends) like Robert Quine (the Voidoids) and producer Hal Willner (Saturday Night Live), while delivering an impassioned plea on behalf of artists' rights. Elsewhere, we glimpse fragments of Ribot's life as a traveling musician--he captures both the monotony of touring as well as small moments of beauty and despair on the road. In the heart of the collection, "Sorry, We're Experiencing Technical Difficulties," Ribot offers wickedly humorous short stories that synthesize the best elements of the Russian absurdist tradition with the imaginative heft of George Saunders. Taken together, these stories and essays cement Ribot's position as one of the most dynamic and creative voices of our time.Martin’s interview with Marc Ribot was recorded on September 9th, 2021.
La Montaña Rusa 02.2022. Sahib Shihab. Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog. Recuerdo a Joan Vinyals. Vinnie Colaiuta.
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Abrimos este número 2 de este año 2022 con nuestro Clásico de la Semana, And all Those Cats, del saxofonista Sahib Shihab, extraído de diversas sesiones de grabación entre 1964 y 1970, en Alemania. De nuestras últimas escuchas sobre Jazz Contemporáneo. el primer trabajo que destacamos fue What I Did On My Long 'Vacation', firmado por Marc Ribot y sus Ceramic Dog en 2020. En nuestra sección Jazz en Español destacamos la figura del tristemente desaparecido Joan Vinyals, gran músico, compositor, educador y productor que ha sido desgraciadamente otra víctima más del COVID. Para recordar el impacto de su figura musical, hemos escuchado su trabajo junto a la vocalista Laura Simó, De Cine (My Favourite Things), producido por el propio Vinyals y publicado en 1998. Descanse en paz el bueno de Joan. Nuestra segunda referencia del día al Jazz Contemporáneo fue el nuevo trabajo del veterano batería, arreglista y compositor Vinnie Colaiuta, Descent Into Madness, estupendo experimento percusivo publicado el pasado 2021. Y para cerrar esta entrega, volvimos a nuestro Clásico de la Semana. Que lo disfrutéis.
Nobel physicist Erwin Schrödinger once noted that “[i]f a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all.” Perhaps no finer quote could describe Ceramic Dog’s Hope (Northern Spy, 2021), a recording full of paradoxes. Approaching the album from afar, one sees an optimistic title coupled with a […]This post Review: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog’s ‘Hope’ first appeared on PostGenre.
The Unexplained: Marc Ribot, Smokey Hormel And Giant Squids
With Confetti In Our Hair: Celebrating The Artistry & Music Of Tom Waits
Cheryl King and The Scherm join Bill & James to kick off Season 5! Cheryl’s mouth is all over her face, Scherm brings his high-falutin’ brain, and Bill & James talk too. If you’re looking for the big answers, down deep in the rabbit hole of Tom Waits, this is the episode for you, folks!
Marc Ribot, Dos Santos and other great new (and not so new) releases [Mondo Jazz Ep. 33]
This episode features new releases and fresh sounds, from postmodern big bands to protest songs to lyrical meditations that will melt your heart. The playlist includes music by Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Pyeng Threadgill, Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas' Sound prints, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, Dos Santos, Peter Madsen's Seven Sins Orchestra, Rob Schwimmer, Marike Van Dijk, Mathias Eick and John Christensen. The detailed playlist is available at https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=rfb&month=Jul&year=2018&playlist=7201#here Cover photo: Barbara Rigon