Tuesday, January 11, 2005

There's an interesting column in allaboutjazz.com entitled "Call and Response" in which the artist covered by the article gets to respond to it. The most recent article features Ellery Eskelin.

This review was sent to Ellery Eskelin before its publication along with an invitation to respond. The ground rules were simple: The review itself would not be revised after being sent to Mr. Eskelin and in return, any reply would be published along with the review in unedited form. The goal is to present the reader with two points of view -one from the outside and one from the inside of the music- to give a better look at the subject matter.

WNYC's "The Next Big Thing" has a short solo performance and interview with Marc Ribot archived on their web site. Scroll down to the article Marc Ribot Himself at the bottom of the page.

Avant-garde guitarist and composer Marc Ribot has played with Tom Waits, the Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithfull, Elvis Costello and many others. Here, host Dean Olsher invites him to do his own thing. And so he does – ranging far and wide, from cowboy tune to mutated jazz standard.

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