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Muy Divertido! (Very Entertaining)

Marc RibotAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot ... Read more in Amazon's Marc Ribot Store

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  • Audio CD (November 10, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic / Wea
  • ASIN: B00004ST0A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Muy Divertido! (Very Entertaining) by RIBOT Y LOS CUBANOS POSTIZOS, MARC

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At first glance you might think: What's a Downtown New York Anglo hipster guitarist doing in an Afro-Cuban groove like this? Can he swing it? Not to worry. Marc Ribot--who's worked with John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, the Jazz Passengers, Elvis Costello, Susana Baca, and Franz Casseus from Haiti--blends his edgy, cuatro-sounding American guitar licks with organ, percussion, rhythm section, and Cuban clave. Although Santana laid the groundwork for such stuff decades ago, Ribot and his Los Cubanos Postizos add a touch of stateside humor to the spicy, aural sauce. Muy Divertido! picks up where the band's 1998 Atlantic debut left off, adapting the legendary compositions of Arsenio Rodriguez to the 21st century, especially "Dame Un Cachito Pa Huele," "Jaquey," and the festive "El Divorcio." Other Latin gems include Pedro Flores's "Obsesion" and "No Puedo Freinar," A.L. Torruellas's "Carmela Dame La Llave," and Israel Rodriguez's "Se Formo El Bochinche." Ribot's own tunes, such as "El Gaucho Rojo" and "Baile, Baile, Baile," throw some Wes Montgomery chords into the pot, and the band proves that a party's a party from Havana outward. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellente! May 3, 2000
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Marc Ribot has played guitar for the Lounge Lizards, the Jazz Passengers, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and in many of John Zorn's bands. He is a world-renowned guitarist and sideman. But his solo albums have often been uneven. His greatest commercial and artistic triumph was undoubtedly the "Los Cubanos..." album released a couple of years ago. His second outing with the "Prosthetic Cuban" ensemble is every bit engaging and fun as their debut. While Ribot's guitar playing dominated their first album, this album sees the whole band stretching out, being allowed to shine. Don't get me wrong: Ribot's fiery and unique playing snakes its way through every song, but the band also gets their fair share of the spotlight. Anyone who likes great guitar playing, Latin rhythms, and blistering group interplay will LOVE this album.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PURE ENTERTAINMENT! May 9, 2000
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MUY DIVERTIDO!, the second album released by Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos is a pleasant surprise. Sounding a bit closer to Cuban 'son'* than the previous recording it retains, however, Ribot's own identity as an exceptional and versatile guitarist who can play literally anything - from rock'n'roll to improv avant-garde... to Cuban sounds. For all those purists who might claim this is not real Cuban music, I would say that authenticity is not an issue here... at least from such a perspective. From the very first moment these musicians made their intentions clear when they presented themselves as fake Cubans (Los Cubanos Postizos), a group apparently formed on the joy and pleasure of making music together, with no further (cryptic) implications. Anyway, should not music be precisely this? Who can claim they are not being authentic? Actually they are, in their own way! Taking as point of departure the music of the late Arsenio Rodriguez, Marc Ribot gives his enunciation of a Cuban-influenced style (pervaded by his skills as a guitarist) to which his own background as an unusually versatile musician cannot be alien. The result is a satisfying CD, in which particular care has been taken in terms of ensemble performance, music colour and vocals. Compared to the previous album new instrumental timbres come across (also in the guitar part) adding vibrancy to the music. One of the best innovations here is the shift in Marc Ribot's vocal delivery. His vocal contribution to the first Postizos' album was not really inspired, it was mannered and cheesy, creating a certain embarrassment to the listener. Here he seems more natural. Although he is not an innate singer, his vocal utterance is tolerable. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky to have found this gem June 2, 2000
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I came across this CD while browsing through my local music store - and was blown away by it. The songwriting is great - the guitar playing excellent. How can you not love lyrics like "I miss the hills of New Jersey - their fragrance when the wind blows - I know there are trains and buses but somehow I never find the way ...." Also, check out "La Obsesion" - I've never heard anything even remotely like it.
The CD is at one time a celebration of latin music and a clever satire of it. I am back to buy more of Marc Ribot's stuff and I'm sure you will be too. By the way - I have to disagree with one other reviewer - I love the cover art too.
Louis Filliger
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cool Santana May 5, 2000
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Imagine all the spice, fire and exoticism of Carlos Santana placed in an arty, garage-y setting. And, there you go - you 'd have Monsieur Ribot and his prosthetic Cubans, in all their glory and splendor. One smokin' tune after another. Ribot is my favorite quitarist, in any genre, working today. He makes everyone else plying six strings seem pale, pasty and totally hackneyed. And, I think this is even better than the group's debut: less smarmy ballads, more down and dirty rockers. Particularly dee-liteful is the opener, 'Dame Un Cachito Pa-heuele', featuring organ by Steve Nieve, of Costello fame.
If you dig the Latin thing at all, and wanna hear something especially fresh and rockin', this could be the ticket. Cuz this Ribot cat is one crazy, talented magnificent bastid! In other words, Very Entertaining!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining Indeed! May 15, 2004
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For the uninitiated, Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos (the prosthetic Cubans) ensemble is a group dedicated to playing modern interpretations of the son montuno and it's afro-cuban musical cousins. Originally an informal jam band dedicated to bringing attention to the music of the unsung creator of the son monuto - Arsenio Rodriguez, Marc Ribot's little ensemble quickly drew enthusiastic crowds in their East Village scene. Next thing you know, a major label contract and critically acclaimed debut album. Here then is their follow up effort. And I am pleased to announce that it may even be better than the first album. The energy level seems a bit higher, and Marc's guitar tone and attack are a bit more on the edgy side, much more like the live gigs. How best to describe what the band does? Imagine this : A group of ex- Lounge Lizard and Jazz Passenger alumni that have gigged with everyone from John Zorn to Tom Waits playing rootsy afro-cuban grooves. Highly infectious, adventurous and just plain fun, while never getting too serious. For proof of that just listen to "Las Lomas De New Jersey", a hilarious ode to NJ that never comes off as too corny. On the opposite end try "Baile Baile Baile" with it's thunderous power chord interjections grafted onto a traditional son montuno. For those looking for a good enjoyable modern jazz recording that has rootsy latin elements and the emotional immediacy of rock music, but with the structural complexity of jazz, one needs look no further. The album title says it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just awesome.
This stuff is truly cool. I took a chance being a fan of his work with Tom Waits and think it would be great for anyone. Fan or not.
Published 6 months ago by Thingfish33
5.0 out of 5 stars carlos who?
This review is in response to to the guy who calls the "typical" jazz guitar tone "thin" and "icy". does this guy have ears? JAzzers play huge fat hollowbodies for a reason..... Read more
Published on July 5, 2008 by Alex Trujillo
4.0 out of 5 stars Breezy followup.
The second album credited to Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, "Muy Divertido" is quite a different record from his predecessor. Read more
Published on May 1, 2007 by Michael Stack
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit over rated
This is a good album, but not a great one. I am not quite sure why it gets such critical raves. Its a fun, but very quirky album. Read more
Published on January 19, 2001 by Charlie Calvert
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Overall, this is a great CD - The one track with the spoken word about New Jersey is a little annoying, but otherwise, the CD is a gem. Read more
Published on January 11, 2001 by Bradley Chodos Irvine
5.0 out of 5 stars ¡Luv IT!
This CD slams - someome tell Ribot to come out to the Knitting Factory Hollywood (California) for some gigs! Read more
Published on December 22, 2000 by Kid Bleu
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool and sexy
I was expecting something different. I felt wanting for a little more "meat"--it was just too cool for my blood. Read more
Published on November 30, 2000 by Cristina Gomez Key
5.0 out of 5 stars Ribot's Tone makes him great
Ribot sounds better than others because he has a robust, full-bodied tone to his guitar playing, unlike the thin, icy tone of the typical jazz guitar player, say Kenny Burrell or... Read more
Published on August 10, 2000 by Flying
5.0 out of 5 stars Ribot RULES...
The Postizos are among my favorite of Ribot's projects and their first album was among my favorites of recent years. Read more
Published on May 25, 2000 by "mosfed"
5.0 out of 5 stars Grittier than the first
I was pleased to see the touring band on this new release: it's a more organic, looser sound overall. Read more
Published on May 23, 2000 by Javier del Bosco
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