Truth is Marching In: New Year's Celebration with Marc Ribot Trio (Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor) / Billy Martin & Marc Ribot Duo
ISSUE celebrates the close of 2016 by welcoming back acclaimed guitarist Marc Ribot, who organized and performed in ISSUEs first ever concert in 2003. Over three decades and more than 20 solo albums, his music has explored diverse genres including Haitian classical music, free jazz, American roots music, and composition for symphony orchestra.
Join Ribot, drummer Chad Taylor and legendary Albert Ayler alumnus bassist Henry Grimes to kiss 2016 goodbye -- harnessing the power of improvisation and the music of Albert Ayler to renew our spirits for a New Year of music, love, rage, and resistance. Grimes, Ribot, and Taylors ritual improvisation leads to a midnight rendition of Albert Ayler's powerful masterpiece Bells to greet the New Year's arrival. The trio draws on the improvising telepathy developed performing together in the years working together as Spiritual Unity, a quartet with the late great Roy Campbell Jr.
Ribot joins celebrated drummer Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin and Wood) for an opening set featuring Martin's new project Veve Mechanique: an infectious mix of electro/acoustic grooves and inspired improvisation.
ISSUE Project Room (View)
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201