Ribot’s rep as a big-hearted rad fits right in with the Vanguard’s lefty aesthetic, and his insightful improv has always made plenty of room for lyricism, so this trio’s rumble can be catchy. And can someone help out with the math? Is this the first time Henry Grimes has hauled his bass down these famed stairs since he and Albert Ayler recorded there in the ’60s?
June 26-July 1, 9 & 11 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 20, 2012