Longtime Tom Waits and Elvis Costello guitarist Marc Ribot made a welcomed comeback in 2008. The guitarist and composer worked with Jolie Holland on her album The Living and the Dead and with the Black Keys on two tracks for Attack & Release (So He Won’t Break and Lies).
Ribot also founded the new power trio Ceramic Dog. He is joined by bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith. His new album Party Intellectuals is one of his best in years. Ribot’s signature free-jazz sound is accompanied by heavy rock chords. His punk-rock version of the Doors ‘Break on Through‘ is excellent.
Dig Deeper: Marc Ribot – Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
From Ribot’s website:
1. chien du 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 (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.