Ribot, Grimes, and Taylor at the Village Vanguard this Week

Henry Grimes Quartet

A rare performance of these icons as the venerable Village Vanguard:

Tuesday-Sunday, June 26th-July 1st, 2012, sets at 9 & 11: Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, the Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. South at 11th St., Manhattan (NYC), 212-255-4037, http://www.villagevanguard.com/html/schedule.html, info@villagevanguard.net. Tickets $25 plus one-drink minimum per set. Take 1, 9, 2, or 3 train to 14th St., or your choice of several area buses.

The last time Henry Grimes played at the Village Vanguard was in 1966 in Albert Ayler‘s group, w/ Albert and Donald Ayler, Call Cobbs, Michel Samson, Bill Folwell, and Beaver Harris, a booking set up by John Coltrane in support of Albert Ayler, whom he very much admired, and the live recording was also set up by John Coltrane, and Mr. Coltrane was in the audience. The recording is still available today on Impulse as “The Village Concerts” and on GRP/Impulse on CD as “Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings.”

NOTE: There will also be an NPR concert Webcast on Wednesday, June 27th at 9 p.m. NYC time, here: www.npr.org/event/music/155441977/marc-ribot-trio-live-at-the-village-vanguard#.