Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Marc Ribot

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Marc Ribot (pron.: /ˈriːboʊ/) (Newark, NJ, May 21, 1954) is an American guitarist and composer.
His work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz, rock and Cuban music.

Ribot is also known for collaborating with other musicians, most notably Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, John Zorn, Electric Masada, The Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay and Medeski, Martin and Wood, as well as leading a number of his own bands such as Shrek, Los Cubanos Postizos and, currently, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and the Marc Ribot Trio featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor.

Ribot’s earliest session work was featured on Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs (1985) and helped define Waits’ new musical direction. Ribot worked with Waits on many of his following albums including Franks Wild Years (1987), Big Time (1988), Mule Variations (1999), Real Gone (2004), Orphans (2006) and Bad as Me (2011). He has appeared on Elvis Costello’s Spike, Mighty Like a Rose (1991), and Kojak Variety (1995). Ribot has appeared on numerous recordings by John Zorn, including many of Zorn’s Filmworks recordings, solo performances on Zorn’s Masada Guitars (also featuring Bill Frisell and Tim Sparks), and is a member of Zorn’s Bar Kokhba Sextet and Electric Masada. Ribot’s first two albums featured The Rootless Cosmopolitans, followed by an album of works by Frantz Casseus for solo guitar. Further releases found him working in a variety of band and solo contexts including two albums with his self-described “dance band”, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans), featuring compositions by Arsenio Rodríguez.

Videos

Top Albums

Events

Add event

Listening Trend

54,110listeners all time
636,670scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners

Email Newsletter

Universal Music Group Get exclusive tour, release & promotion updates on Marc Ribot from Universal Music.