Since the mid-'80s, Ribot has worked with Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, the Lounge Lizards, and his own groups, the Rootless Cosmopolitans and Shrek. He has also collaborated extensively with fellow New Yorker John Zorn, a leading light of modern jazz intelligentsia.
Ribot is gearing up for a January tour behind Saints, an album so original that presenting it to more than a circle of friends seems almost sacrilegious. By no means orthodox, the lovingly executed Saints is free jazz reduced to its core: open mind, open heart, open imagination.
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