Marc Ribot: Scelsi Morning

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397708926
  • Catalog Number: 7089
  • Sales rank: 144,435

Album Credits

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
Scott Hull Mastering
J.D. Foster Producer
Eddie Sperry Engineer
Clara McHale Ribot Artwork
Eddy Sperry Engineer
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