Medeski, Martin & Wood: Sound Sculpting
AAJ: What are some memorable moments for you of getting together and playing spontaneously?
JM: Every time we get together. We're always pushing ourselves and trying to do spontaneous things. We don't really get to get together recreationally anymore but I really appreciate the times we can play. It's really easy getting into the groove; we have our own musical language at this point. It's kind of like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes or a nice pair of jeans that has been worn in and fits perfectly. We're fortunate we have people who want to come see us play [laughs]. We used to just hang out and play, but now we're hanging out and doing it for an audience.
AAJ: Anything else you want to say about the upcoming tour?
JM: We're excited. For us, these acoustic tours are just a treat. It's refreshing to be in that situation because it forces people to listen harder and when the people are actually listening and not off in their own party world there's a different kind of journey we can go on musically.
Medeski, Martin & Wood, Free Magic (Indirecto, 2012)
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, In Case the World Changes Its Mind (Indirecto Records, 2011)
Medeski, Martin & Wood, Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set (Indirecto Records, 2009)
Medeski, Martin & Wood, End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note, 2004)
Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Dropper (Blue Note, 2000)
Medeski, Martin & Wood, Tonic (Blue Note, 2000)
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