MARC RIBOT’S CERAMIC DOG (USA) – postponed!
Friday 16. April 21:00Buy ticket
Friday 16. April 21:00Buy ticket
Marc Ribot is one of the most original guitarists of our time. Winner of the Grammy award for the album “Raising Sand” with Robert Plant. The uncompromising approach to music and Ribot’s characteristic style have made him one of the most recognizable guitarists, and the Ceramic Dog project is the best example of this. Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog is the band that has to be seen live. Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog will perform at Jazzkaar on 23 April at Vaba Lava.
Marc Ribot is one of the most original guitarists of our time. Winner of the Grammy award for the album “Raising Sand” with Robert Plant. He also collaborates regularly with composer John Zorn. Marc Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey. After moving to New York in 1978, Ribot became a member of Realtones, and from 1984 to 1989, Lounge Lizards with John Lurie. The artists with whom he has been recording will include such characters as Tom Waits, John Lurie, Elvis Costello, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson, McCoy Tyner, The Jazz Passengers, The Lounge Lizards, Evan Lurie, Medeski Martin Wood, James Carter and others. Marc Ribot composed music for “Walk The Line”, “Everything is Illuminated” and “The Departed” by Martin Scorsese. His talent is also revealed during concerts with a full symphony orchestra. Currently, he is touring with two bands: a project in honor of Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity with the participation of bassist Ayler Henry Grimes and Ceramic Dog with the participation of bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith. Ceramic Dog in April 2018, after five years from the last release, release the most-awaited third album entitled: “YRU Still Here?”. The uncompromising approach to music and Ribot’s characteristic style have made him one of the most recognizable guitarists, and the Ceramic Dog project is the best example of this.
Marc Ribot 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. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others. Rolling Stone points out that “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 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 Soloman Burke, Neko Case, Diana Krall, Beth Orton, Marianne Faithful, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson, Susana Baca, McCoy Tyner, The Jazz Passengers, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Cibo Matto, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, James Carter, Vinicio Capposella (Italy), Auktyon (Russia), Vinicius Cantuaria, Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Alain Bashung (France), Marisa Monte, Allen Ginsburg, Madeleine Peyroux, Sam Phillips, and more recently Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Norah Jones, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, Jeff Bridges, Jolie Holland, Elton John/Leon Russell and many others. Ribot frequently collaborates with producer T Bone Burnett, most notably on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Grammy Award winning “Raising Sand” and regularly works with composer John Zorn.
Marc has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 35-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler with his group “Spiritual Unity” (Pi Recordings), to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez with two critically acclaimed releases on Atlantic Records under “Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos”. His avant power trio/post-rock band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Pi Recordings), continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise groups Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island Antilles) and Shrek (Tzadik). Marc’s solo recordings include “Marc Ribot Plays The Complete Works of Frantz Casseus” (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), “John Zorn’s The Book of Heads” (Tzadik), “Don’t Blame Me” (DIW), “Saints” (Atlantic), “Exercises in Futility” (Tzadik), and his latest “Silent Movies” released in 2010 on Pi Recordings was described as a “down-in-mouth-near master piece” by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board.
Shahzad Ismaily – an American of Pakistani descent, was born and raised in Shickshinny, a quiet ex-coal mining town in Pennsylvania. He fell in love with music as an art for personal expression and cathartic self-actualization at an early age. Although he is self-taught, he thoroughly digested written treatises on theory, composition, expression, form, and acoustics while at Simon’s Rock of Bard College studying pre-medicine. His interests soon took him outside the Western tradition, and led him to pursue study of traditional music in Bali (with I Sumarsam), Pakistan (Ustad Bismillah Khan), Japan (Kodo taiko ensemble), Morocco (Bachir Attar, Master Musicians of Jajouka), Brazil (Cyro Baptista) and India. As a composer, he has written works for small chamber ensembles, short film, dance and live theatre. He performs and records regularly on piano, electric bass, electric guitar, double bass, drums, percussion, and electronic textural instruments. He has worked with musicians Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, John Zorn, Eyvind Kang, Laurie Anderson, Jojo Mayer, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Butch Morris; choreographers and dance companies including Jo Kreiter, Min Tanaka.
Ches Smith – born in San Diego, CA and raised in Sacramento, Ches Smith began playing drums just in time to join a third rate prog/pun /psych/metal band early in high school. He studied philosophy at the University of Oregon before relocating to the San FranciscoBay Area in 1995. After a few years of playing with obscure punk rock bands and intensive study with drummer/educator Peter Magadini, he enrolled in the graduate program at Mills college in Oakland at the suggestion of percussionist William Winant. There he studied percussion, improvisation, and composition with Winant, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran. One of Winant’s first “assignments” for Ches was to sub in his touring gig at the time, Mr. Bungle (here he met bassist/composer Trevor Dunn who would later hire him for the second incarnation of his Trio- Convulsant).During his time at Mills, Ches co-founded two bands: Theory of Ruin (with Fudgetunnel/Nailbomb frontman Alex Newport), and Good for Cows (w/Nels Cline Singers’ Devin Hoff).