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Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos

Marc RibotAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 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 (June 9, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000006OB6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are a jazz-rock band playing music written by (and for) the late Cuban composer and bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez. While best known for his guitar work with Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and the Lounge Lizards, Ribot has gained in stature and confidence as a solo artist in recent years. Ribot is accompanied here by the likes of keyboardist John Medeski and Jazz Passengers bassist Brad Jones, and his playing is alternately angular, fluid, and extremely visceral. Within this Latin-jazz context, Ribot occasionally echoes Carlos Santana, while his percussion-fueled ensemble (anchored by E.J. and Robert J. Rodriguez) plays it hot, hot, hot. Very traditional yet ultimately modern, this imaginative session swings much better than most. --Mitch Myers

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Marc Ribot - widely regarded as one of the world's most inventive and adventurous guitarists - makes his Atlantic Records debut with a new collection defined by its edgy and electric tones, punky and loose attitude. Ribot and Co. (including bassist Brad Jones of the Jazz Passengers and Ornette Coleman's Prime Time; percussionist E.J. Rodriguez; organ player John Medeski of Medeski, Martin and Wood; and drummer Robert J. Rodriguez of Miami Sound Machine) have brilliantly condensed legendary Cuban composer, Arsenio Rodriguez's large ensemble arrangements to suit a stripped-down sound of guitar, bass, conga, and occassional keyboard.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars most beautiful, soulful electric guitar I have ever heard September 16, 2002
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I will get the negatives out of the way. I do not like all the tracks, especially the only one penned by Ribot, #4, and # 6. They just don't do it for me. On to the great.
The first track is perhaps the single most beautiful piece of music I have heard. They great thing about Ribot's playing is not only his choice of notes, but his great timing. It is so intuitively right that one could practice the piece forever, and still not play it as he does, which is to say perfectly. And the percusion is perfectly spare for this shimmering, tranquil song.
The second song has a great, soulful groove that is not just a product of the rhythm section and a catchy vamp, but once again of Ribot's great feel for timing. The organ work adds to the simmering, deep groove.
#3 is a fairly typical and repetative cuban uptempo number, but there is a raw and edgy tone that seperates from the cliche cuban piano, or horn vamp.
#4. see above.
#5. More instrumentation and vocals in this one. Even though Ribot is clearly not a singer, this is a strong song because of the veriety of textures -- rock guitar, psychodelic organ, acoustic guitar, horns, cuban chorus, and Ribot's spoken words. They form a hard and yet sentimental mix that is perfect for the words, "don't cry, because when you do, I feel... something."
#6 See above.
#7. A driving, raw and beautiful track that comes to a powerful, intense conclusion.
#8. Again spoken words and also singing by Ribot. Listening to him speak Spanish is funny and but the music is solid.
#9. Perhaps the most jazz-like track on the CD. It feature advanced guiitar work from Ribot, but it is not just technique for it's own sake, but serves the whole, and does not comprimise, but embelishes the beauty.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans), (1998, Atlantic) This album is sensational. Ribot is a master of the guitar, with impeccable timing and timeless mood creation. The CD is a tribute to the late Arsenio Rodriguez, a Cuban composer, guitarist, tres player and band leader who died in 1972. A finer tribute could not be offered. Most of the tracks were written or recorded by Rodriguez. Como Se Goza En El Barrio is just one example of Arsenio's brilliant songwriting. Another, Los Teenagers Bailan Changui, is absolutely intense. The album is laden with fat percussion from EJ Rodriguez and Robert J. Rodriguez. John Medeski lends his organ magic on four tracks and Anthony Coleman on two. Brad Jones adds stellar bass to the mix. Tracks like the Ribot penned Postizo illustrate the guitarists ability to be traditional and totally avant-garde at the same time, while maintaining a beat everyone can dance to. Ribot is at the top of his game throughout the entire album. He rips it up! This album wonderfully captures the intangible sensuality of Cuban music. Every cut is excellent. Recommended to all. One of 1998's best. 10 tracks, 47 minutes. Paul C. Doyle, The Vermont Review
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm on fire, man. July 28, 1999
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Marc Ribot has set me aflame in his towering Havanna inferno with his smoking mastery of the guitar. He really gets down. The album starts off with a teaser "Aurora en Pekin." Throughout the song, the first-time listener is tense with the anticipation--the control sounds ready to burst. When will Marc let it rip and fill us with his fiery goodness? The next number, "Aqui Como Alla" is a comfortable warming, pre-heating our ears for the exploding dirty goodness that is "Como se Goza en el Barrio." The album continues in this emotional roller coaster ride of burning desire, dreamlike fiery visions. Thank you, Marc and please come burn us again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars smooth and dark December 14, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
marc ribot might be the best guitarist you've never heard of. i wasn't really familiar w/ his solo stuff, but his dark and murky tone is instantly recognizable and strangely appealing. if you've ever heard tom waits's record, rain dogs, you know what i'm talking about.
the traditional and passionate melodies of rodriguez are rendered beautifully by ribot and a solid backing crew, but ribot still manages to leave his own impression almost creating an "original" album of covers. if you like any thing at all about the minor key, buy this cd!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good May 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent album. Marc Ribot is one of the best guitarists out there today. One of the reasons I really like this album is because it's completely different from anything else in my collection. It can be great background music for a social gathering but on the flip side it's also good album to sit down and "really" listen to. The man can play. The one qualm I have is the singing (which I believe is only on two songs), it's a little cheesy. Get rid of the singing and this album would be five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot stop listening to this disc! December 27, 1998
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This has to be one of the finest CDs I have bought in ages. Mark Ribot's masterful playing can can be the driving solo force of the group and can also blend beautifully into the stellar supporting cast. Fans of Medeski, Martin, and Wood will love Jon Medeski's brilliant latin stylings, and fans of phenomenal musicianship in general will be blown away be the rest of the supporting cast.
If you like imaginative music that lies well outside the Top 40, do yourself a favor and buy this disc!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shimmering guitar
Coming across Marc Ribot's "Prosthetic Cubans" while making a summer party playlist made me come here to give it a thumbs up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by TH
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos
So I feel in love with Ribot through Tom Waits. But that doesn't matter. Every time this guy picks up a guitar it is magic.
Published 20 months ago by popkorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, Accesible Ribot
This album is excellent throughout, and is very accessible compared to some of his more far-out endeavours. Highly recommended for anyone interested in afro-cuban grooves. Read more
Published on July 28, 2011 by Page C. Mcginnis
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Cuban music played by Americans this is the best
The CD is raw, but thats what makes it great. Its Marc Ribot having a go at Cuban Music with an experimental side to it. Read more
Published on December 30, 2010 by huckelberry
1.0 out of 5 stars Shut up 'n play yer guitar!
Horrible Spanish singing with a gringo accent. It's not even funny. Otherwise enjoy the pleasure of not being able to tell, plus some excellent guitar playing you could find... Read more
Published on August 31, 2010 by stringman
2.0 out of 5 stars Too clean
I'm new to Marc Ribot. I've heard him with the Lounge Lizards, Tom Waits, etc., but this album was my first experience listening to his own work. Read more
Published on January 11, 2009 by Binder Dundat
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb guitar
An extraordinary album. I'm new to Marc Ribot, but this album is full of surprises--witty, innovative guitar that is melodic and always listenable. Read more
Published on June 19, 2008 by Golden Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding unknown guitar disc
Ribot and his prosthetic Cubans are an astonishing bunch. This is some of the tastiest guitar work this side of Havana. Read more
Published on May 2, 2008 by The Headhunter
5.0 out of 5 stars just get it now
this disc is a gem. it is easily one of the ten best in my collection. do yourself a favor and buy it now for yourself and anyone who just likes good music.
Published on August 8, 2007 by M. Levine
3.0 out of 5 stars Cocktail music mood setter
Marc Ribot's fuzzy, dirty guitar sound pulls us right into a lounge sonewhere in which we simultaneously smell cigarette smoke, cheap alcohol and strong coffee as we are eating... Read more
Published on May 20, 2007 by Peter W. Kalnin
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