Marc Ribot—Ceramic Dog Trio
Born in Newark in 1954, Marc Ribot took classical guitar lessons from Frantz Casseus as a teenager. In 1978 he moved to New York and played with jazz organist Jack McDuff and soul singer Wilson Pickett, among others, as well as with the Lounge Lizards from 1984-1989. During this time, he also played in the bands of Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. His guitar playing is considered one of the crucial elements of the stylistic change that Waits made on “Rain Dogs.”
In 1990, Ribot presented his own group Rootless Cosmopolitans with Don Bryon and Anthony Coleman. Although Ribot is generally considered to be avant-garde, he also has his popular side. Another idiosyncrasy: despite being left-handed, he plays a right-handed guitar, compensating for the technical handicap with an individual and imaginative style of play. Since 2008, Ribot has been playing with drummer Ches Smith and bassist Shazad Ismaily in the trio Ceramic Dogs.
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