Lincoln Center Festival Celebrates Ornette Coleman

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The opening of New York’s Lincoln Center Festival will feature a four-part series dedicated to one of America’s greatest originals, one of its most innovative and important jazz composers, the late Ornette Coleman.

Running from July 11 to 16, the series will feature a variety of performances, including those by Ensemble Signal and a reunion of Coleman’s band, Prime Time, and the screening of a 1985 documentary on the avant-garde legend.

Marc Ribot on Acoustic Guitar and Songs of Resistance

English: Marc Ribot at Jazzfestival Saalfelden...

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When he plays solo shows, 63-year-old Ribot says he feels free to call on his entire music history. And that dates back to his beginnings on classical guitar at the age of ten, through his work as a sideman from ’79 through ’85 with legends like Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry and others, a four-year stint with the Lounge Lizards and numerous collaborations with New York’s downtown avant-garde musicians like John Zorn.

Along the way, Ribot has recorded nearly two dozen albums under his name that show the wide-reaching scope of his guitar skills. He has an homage to Cuban composer Arsenio Rodriguez with his group Marc Ribot y Cubanos Postizos, an exploration of the music of avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler with Spiritual Unity, and a jaunt into Philly soul with the Young Philadelphians. His affinity for punk and no wave are evident in Rootless Cosmopolitans.

New Tzadik Releases

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: Tzadik.

Burning Ghosts : Reclamation
A politically motivated quartet at the forefront of the jazz-metal underground featuring four of the most acclaimed musicians in the LA experimental music scene. Playing scorching instrumentals that touch on heavy metal and jazz, the music is uncompromising and intense, filled with precise rhythmic complexity and textural power. Their first release on Tzadik is an incendiary blockbuster and is destined to become an instant classic!
Personnel:
Richard Giddens: Double Bass
Aaron McLendon: Drums
Daniel Rosenboom: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jake Vossler: Guitar, Baritone Guitar

John Zorn : Midsummer Moons
For millennia the moon has been a subject of deep fascination— a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams. More than a passive observer, it is a powerful force whose brilliant luminosity exerts an intoxicating effect upon the winds, the tides, our emotions and more. This dark and moody CD of music inspired by Shakespearian Lunar imagery features ten lyrical compositions evoking the magic of Sister Moon. Stunningly performedby two of the most fabulous new guitarists working today—Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, this is a beautiful and heartfelt program of music for late night contemplation on a romantic midsummer evening.
Personnel:
Gyan Riley: Guitar
Julian Lage: Guitar