“Even though he solidified his reputation for being equal parts rocker, jazzer and globalist in NYC’s nether regions, his latest music could only have been made in the here and now.”
by K. Leander Williams, TimeOut New York
“[Party Intellectuals] demonstrates Ribot’s talent for pulling ordered chaos from his guitar - in some of his best moments, he recalls a late-’70s Jeff Beck.”
by Eric Liebetrau, billboard.com
“The Tom Waits and Alison Krauss/Robert Plant band MVP bolts from an elephantine psycho-delic rip through the Doors’ “Break On Through” to the 10-minute soundscape “Digital Handshake” to the ’70s funk echoes of “Todo el Mundo Es Kitsch” and “Pinch” to the campy Eurotrash arrangement of “For Malena” to the ambient “SHSH SHSH.” Humor, melody, and weirdness rule…”
by— Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix
“Whether with Tom Waits, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, or his own band, his carefully crafted tone can by itself create a song’s distinctive mood.”
by James Nichols, All About Jazz
1.chien de faience: expression: frozen with emotion, as in the perfectly still moment before a fight breaks out.
2.Ultimate kitsch object.
3.A free/punk/funk/experimental/psychedelic/post electronica collective, featuring marc ribot (cubanos postizos, john zorn, tom waits, etc etc), plus two of the best young players on the new york/california underground improv/experimental rock scene, shazad ismailly (bass) and chess smith (drums)
4.Not a ‘project’: a real band. “Marc Ribot’s new power trio, filled out by the remarkable versatile rhythm team of bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, is his rawest band in ages.” (TimeOut NY....... więcej