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Marc Ribot: Scelsi Morning
     

Marc Ribot: Scelsi Morning

by Marc Ribot
 
Marc Ribot's first entry in Tzadik's Modern Composer series allows him to further expand on an already wildly eclectic body of work. Several of the pieces are akin to film cues, more to evoke a mood than anything else. "Our Daily Bread" and "Batialle" are fairly Shrek-like and supply a large portion of the noise quotient for the album. Contrast those with the

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Marc Ribot's first entry in Tzadik's Modern Composer series allows him to further expand on an already wildly eclectic body of work. Several of the pieces are akin to film cues, more to evoke a mood than anything else. "Our Daily Bread" and "Batialle" are fairly Shrek-like and supply a large portion of the noise quotient for the album. Contrast those with the title cut, which sounds more like chamber music. The high points are probably the album centerpieces, "Pennies From Hell" and "Geese." "Pennies From Hell" is a slightly spooky piece, anchored by a somewhat percussive bass pattern and sparse piano chords with Ribot (using a very queasy tone) and Jill Jaffe (on violin) repeating and elaborating on a descending figure over the top. "Geese" is quite a showcase for Ned Rothenberg on clarinet and bass clarinet, a fabulous piece that's something like minimalism with a sense of humor. Rothenberg's performance on this one is amazing: circular breathing, tongue slaps, and some of the finest goose imitations you're likely to hear. All clarinet and strings, "Geese" really makes the case for Ribot the composer. Taken as a whole, Scelsi Morning is not really an easy listen (although a couple of the tracks are wonderful), but it certainly is impressive.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397708926
catalogNumber:
7089
Rank:
124072

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Performance Credits

Marc Ribot   Primary Artist,Guitar
Ned Rothenberg   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Anthony Coleman   Piano,Trombone,Sampling,Pump Organ
Christine Bard   Percussion,Drums
Jill Jaffe   Violin,Viola
Roberto Rodriguez   Percussion,Drums
Chris Wood   Bass
Eddie Sperry   Sampling
Ted Reichman   Accordion,Pump Organ
Roberto Juan Rodriguez   Percussion,Drums
Roberto Rodriguez   Percussion,Drums
Rob Thomas   Bass,Violin
Eddy Sperry   Sampling

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Patrick Derivaz   Engineer
John Zorn   Executive Producer
J.D. Foster   Producer
Eddie Sperry   Engineer
Clara McHale Ribot   Artwork
Eddy Sperry   Engineer

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