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Don't Blame Me (album)

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Released  November 21, 1995
Length  47:30
Release date  21 November 1995
Label  DIW Records
Recorded  1994–1995
Artist  Marc Ribot
Producer  Marc Ribot
Genre  Avant-garde jazz
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Don't Blame Me (1995)  Shoe String Symphonettes (1997)
Similar  Marc Ribot albums, Avant-garde jazz albums, Other albums

Don't Blame Me is a 1995 solo guitar album Marc Ribot and released on the Japanese DIW label. It features several interpretations of jazz standards, showtunes, and modern jazz compositions as well as three improvisations by Ribot.



The Allmusic review by Brian Beatty awarded the album 3 stars stating "Though probably a must-have for completists and ardent fans of New York City's downtown avant-garde, Don't Blame Me isn't the place for the uninitiated to begin". Writing in The Village Voice, Gary Giddins said "Ribot suggested a new potential in his playing. Don't Blame Me delivers on it. Here is a disc that consists chiefly of standards, and actually mines them for something beyond their usual glibness of theme and variations. Ribot maintains a respect for their songfulness that shuns wanton irony. He plays them as though the lead sheets were painted over a long wall in oversize notes, each note to be tested and accepted or rejected before moving on to the next".

Track listing

  1. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:50
  2. "Noise 1" (Marc Ribot) – 2:22
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Fields, McHugh) – 5:51
  4. "Ghosts" (Albert Ayler) – 4:54
  5. "Spigot" (Ribot) – 4:10
  6. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) – 3:04
  7. "Bouncin' Around" (Gus Deloof) – 3:18
  8. "Solitude" (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 4:35
  9. "Dinah" (Harry Akst, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young) – 3:09
  10. "Song for Ché" (Charlie Haden) – 4:44
  11. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 2:20
  12. "Noise 2" (Ribot) – 2:06
  13. "Ol' Man River" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 4:11


  • Marc Ribot – guitars
  • Songs

    1I'm in the Mood for Love2:50
    2Noise #12:22
    3Don't Blame Me5:51


    Don't Blame Me (album) Wikipedia

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