MARC RIBOT (USA) A SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION WITH SYDNEY GUITAR FESTIVAL
“He can sit down with just his guitar and simultaneously confound you with technique, beauty, and surprise” - PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2010
“a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device” - The New York Times
With over 20 albums under his own name over a 30-year career, guitarist Marc Ribot has explored every mood from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez.
He is well-known to wider audiences as the man who "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" (Rolling Stone).
His 2010 solo album Silent Movies made the LA Times ‘Best of 2010’ list and was deemed a "down-in-mouth-near master piece" by the Village Voice.
His monumental 2014 release, Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard, made DownBeat Magazine’s ‘Best of 2014’ and NPR’s 50 Favourites.
2018 sees the release of two politically charged albums: YRU Still Here?, the long awaited third album from Ribot’s post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and Songs of Resistance, featuring guest vocalists Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello and more, voicing anger and outrage during these turbulent times.
MARC RIBOT guitars
"The finest solo of the night came from Jess Green, whose singing sound developed an angry edge as her improvisation progressed, the whole imbued with a notable vivacity” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“Green's electric guitar skipped across the melodies with lighthearted ebullience, or added hints of rock-like grit as the leader explored each tune's parameters with obvious pleasure" - The Age
Award-winning Canberra guitarist Jess Green has several albums under her own name and launched her art-pop project Pheno at last year’s Vivid festival.
Tonight she presents a four-piece version of her longstanding Bright Sparks ensemble, founded as a way of combining her love of horn-based jazz with indie rock and art music.
JESS GREEN guitar LACHLAN COVENTRY bass MATT KEEGAN saxophones EVAN MANNELL drums
Danaïdes is a wild cross-pollination of jazz, ‘80s electro and grunge rock. Brought to you by highly qualified guitarists Freedman Fellow Ben Hauptmann and National Jazz Guitar Award-winner Aaron Flower, along with one of Australia’s most in-demand jazz drummer’s Evan Mannell, the core of the music is a uniquely muscular jazz.
BEN HAUPTMANN guitar AARON FLOWER guitar EVAN MANNELL drums