photo by Clifton Romig
The newest record, "onward" features Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Russ Gold, Alan Hall, Michaelle Goerlitz, Myles Boisen, and Kurt.
It's our best record yet. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by Adam Muñoz and produced by Greg, Lincoln, and Kurt.
can buy Kurt
Ribak's CDs, downloads, etc. online on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon
and all the other usual online sources.
Try this Songwhip link for streams and downloads of the Kurt Ribak recordings, and this other Songwhip link for recordings of the Kurt Ribak Trio.
Stores that carry our CDs include Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, and Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.
Streaming: You can also stream us on Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, as well as other sources. Try this Songwhip link for streams and downloads of the Kurt Ribak recordings, and this other Songwhip link for recordings of the Kurt Ribak Trio.
I have played at this
church for about twenty years - playing their Christmas
Eve service is an annual tradition for me - one that I
cherish. The church itself is quite lovely in a
modest, unpretentious way. It was built by
shipwrights in the dawn of the twentieth century.
It has great acoustics and the congregation is welcoming
- here is their mission statement:
We, the people of First United
Methodist Church in Point Richmond, seek to embody
God’s love for all people through our worship and
the many ways we nurture and serve our community
and world. We welcome everyone and celebrate the
ways we differ in age, race, ethnicity, culture,
gender identity, and sexual orientation. We
preserve and embrace the beautiful diversity of
nature. We cooperate with other congregations and
organizations to participate in Jesus’ mission of
peace, justice, and unconditional love.
This service will
feature Greg Sankovich on piano,
Kurt on bass, Lincoln Adler on sax,
Carrie Jahde on drums, and vocalist Sheilani Alix.
Congregation member Gill Stanfield will also
sing on a number. I always look forward to
this service. We will be performing the same
material as last year, but this time we
will be live and in the church.
If you want to know what this will sound like, here is our videorecording of last year's performance: https://youtu.be/gkZqYUXK5o0
New Year's Eve
1887 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
played here before, but I gather it's a high-end
steakhouse focused on Italian food. They offer
a lot of alternatives to steak, if that's not your
I like to close out a year with my friends, and I look forward to playing with my buddy Jinx.
Please note this is an early gig as New Year's Eve goes. We stop by 10 PM.
SFJAZZ wrote some really nice stuff about us:
“Joyous, grooving, bluesy, sophisticated and masterful" could all be accurately use to describe bassist and composer Kurt Ribak’s music, but perhaps an assessment is best left to the man himself, who calls his rollicking mix of bebop sophistication and body-moving grooves “Charles Mingus meets The Meters.” Ribak brings his superb working quartet, performing music from their most recent album "."
A Berkeley native, Ribak parlayed his formative musical experiences as a cellist and member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus into a passion for the bass, studying at Cal Berkeley and Boston’s Berklee College of Music before returning to the East Bay and establishing a well-deserved reputation as one of the most respected creative forces on the scene. At the top of his creative game, Ribak suffered a devastating injury in a 2012 car accident that shattered his left arm and led to a dozen surgeries, leaving the bassist’s musical future in serious doubt. Through extensive physical rehab and endless persistence, Ribak re-learned to play and eventually returned to the bandstand, and it is this hard-won struggle to reclaim his life and career that led to, his most personal statement to date. With a renewed sense of urgency and the accompaniment of his telepathic quartet, including saxophonist Lincoln Adler and keyboardist Greg Sankovich, Kurt Ribak is back for the long haul."
There's also a blog post SFJAZZ asked me to about my injury and recovery here: https://www.sfjazz.org/onthecorner/kurt-ribak-interview/.
videos - we have a YouTube Channel
Haven't seen us before and want to see if it's your thing? Or revisit some of our shows? Check out our YouTube channel, or watch the selected videos below. The Youtube Channel features a bunch of performances from our Freight & Salvage shows and a Yoshi's show.
Curious what you missed last
time at The Freight & Salvage? Want
another chance to see last year's show?
Check out our YouTube channel. It features a bunch of performances from our Freight & Salvage show last year.
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'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 announcer
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