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Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)
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I Got One
          More! cover Kurt Ribak
        Trio - debut CD cover Kurt
          Ribak Trio "more" CD cover Kurt Ribak Trio - "gone" CD cover 
RECORDINGS - We have three four! CDs out, including a brand-new one.  You can also get downloads.

I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, almost three years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue. I had another surgery in early February and will be back playing in late March.  I expect at least one more surgery some time in the future.
 
The New Recording is Out!

You can buy "I Got One More!" by Kurt Ribak at CDBaby. You can buy physical CDs or downloads,including higher-quality mp3s or FLAC files. You can also download at iTunes. You can also buy it at a brick-and-mortar independent jazz record store, namely
The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland.

The recording includes Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Alan Hall, and Michaelle Goerlitz.  Guests are Tony Marcus, Jinx Jones, and Jeff Cressman

I've got links to notes about the record written by Lee Hildebrand and Scott Yanow.  The short notes by Hildebrand are here.  Longer notes by Hildebrand (as appear on the CD packaging itself) are here, and a longer article by Scott Yanow is here.  All are quick reads, though.

Recent Ink on Kurt
5/12/2015 Brian McCoy interview of Kurt Ribak on examiner.com - Part I
5/12/2015 Brian McCoy interview of Kurt Ribak on examiner.com - Part II



The Big Gig - Yoshi's, May 26

Playing Yoshi's again with my group was a milestone for me. There were many months where nobody knew if I'd be able to play bass again at all. Getting back onstage at Yoshi's, playing my music was the goal that kept me motivated.

I worked very hard on my recovery. I didn't want to be the limiting factor in my recovery. I had been told I couldn't overdo physical rehab, but I hit rehab so hard they had to tell me to ease up a hair at one point.

I'm proud of what I've done. But I didn't do it alone. I'm very grateful to the firefighters who cut me out of my truck, and the medical staff that's been working on me almost three years now.

I'm also grateful to all of you who helped me by getting me to medical appointments when I couldn't drive, who visited me in the hospital, who took me to shows as I was recovering, who played the benefits for me, who helped with expenses those first few months, who visited me and got me out of the house when I was back home, and who showed kindness, support and love in so many ways.

I worked hard on my recovery. But I didn't recover on my own. And I wouldn't be playing again without your help.

Thank you all very much. I'm grateful.



Go here for a list of Kurt's gigs.

Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy the Kurt Ribak CDs:
>online at CDBaby or by the download there, on iTunes, emusic.com, and all the other usual online sources
>at The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland,
>at Down Home Music,
10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!
videos

Video interviews of Kurt Ribak

These video interviews were made by Lincoln Adler - www.LincolnAdler.com. Lincoln plays with us often and is the saxophonist of Times 4, the jazz-funk group Greg Sankovich also plays in.




Kurt Ribak Trio at Yoshi's San Francisco - June 30, 2009




The poster below was done by Maurice Tani, who also leads the country group 77 El Deora.

benefit poster



"...KURT'S ability to take you on a journey from the deepest waters of the Caribbean to the funky alleys of the urban jungle in one listening makes him a truly gifted original in my book." 
Chris Cortez, KCSM FM


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