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Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

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              Got One More! cover"onward" record cover

RECORDINGS - We have five recordings. 
Our records are played on KCSM-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88, PRI's "Jazz After Hours" (syndicated on 70 stations), KPFA, KZFR, KKUP, KZSC, KRCB,  soulandjazz.com's "The Creative Source" and more.

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.

Purchase: You 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.

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.

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 "Onward."

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 Onward, 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 write about my injury and recovery here: https://www.sfjazz.org/onthecorner/kurt-ribak-interview/.

- 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.

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'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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