Guitarist Marc Ribot has officially endorsed Justice for Jazz Artists in our quest to win fair pay scales, protection of recording rights, pension payments and other basic security for hard working jazz musicians.
Mr. Ribot has released 19 albums under his own name over a 25-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His most recent release, from his trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor, features tunes written by Ayler and John Coltrane as well as some jazz standards.
In addition to leading his own groups, Ribot is known for his work in a wide variety of settings. 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 Elton John/Leon Russell’s latest The Union, Solomon Burke, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithful, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Medeski Martin & Wood, Caetono Veloso, Susana Baca, Allen Ginsburg, Madeline Peyroux, Nora Jones, Jolie Holland, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, and many others. Marc works regularly with Grammy® award winning producer T Bone Burnett and NYC composer John Zorn. He has also performed on numerous film scores such as “Walk The Line,” “The Kids Are All Right,” and “The Departed.”