JazzFest.Wien Festival History

JazzFest.Wien 2012

The John Scofield Hollowbody Band | Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos

City Hall/Arkadenhof  20.30  

Photo Impressions

July 7, 2012
City Hall/Arkadenhof:
John Scofield |
Marc Ribot


John ScofieldJohn Scofield & Kurt Rosenwinkel (c: Mark Hess)

John Scofield

John Scofield is a laid-back sort of artist. With humour, mindfulness and an unbroken sense of adventure, he is consistenly exploring new musical terrain.

He has been a sideman for greats such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Charles Mingus. As a band leader he has created his own unique sound which combines funk, rock and jazz.

At this year’s Vienna Jazz Fest he’ll be performing with the Hollowbody Band. The group includes guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Bill Stewart. Fans are already looking forward to the interplay between Scofield and Rosenwinkel, two masters of improvisation.


Marc Ribot (c: Barbara Rigon)Marc Ribot (c: Barbara Rigon)

Marc Ribot

Born in 1954, Marc Ribot is a gifted guitar magician who straddles jazz, son and noise. Ribot’s electric guitar is scratchily subtle and melodic. It does not matter if it is blues, jazz, soul or son, a Ribot treatment is truly unique.

His talents have been used by other artists ranging from Tom Waits to Elton John. Ribot’s own formations such as The Young Philadelphians or the excellent Los Cubanos Postizos have all been described as being somewhat way-out.

His music has a truly contemporary feel. The multi-part Los Cubanos Postizos project combines New York’s Downtown scene with the macho vitality of Cuban son music. Ribot’s inspiration is the great Arsenio Rodriguez, the unforgettable blind virtuoso who helped revive son montuno.

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