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Heels Over Head

Label: Amulet
Released: 2013
Track listing: Ghumba Zumba; Theme One; Button to Button; Rendezvous; 99%; Muffaletta; Sugarfoot Stomp; Chaman's Interlude; Canta y No Llores; Mbwemofolo; Noctiluca.

Heels over Head

Label: Amulet
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Ghumba Zumba (F. London) – 03:26; 2. Theme One (S. Bernstein) – 4:56; 3. Button to Button (J. White, B. Martin) – 4:47;4. Rendevouz (B. Martin) – 2:43; 5. 99% (B. Martin, S. Hirsch) – 3:53; 6. Muffaletta (B. Martin) – 4:49; 7. Sugarfoot Stomp (K. Oliver) – 3:42; 8. Chaman´s Interlude (B. Martin) – 4:35; 9. Canta y no Llores (canto tradizionale) – 6:37; 10. Mbwemofolo (B. Martin) – 2:54; 11. Noctiluca (B. Martin, S. Bernstein. M. Rojas, C. Fowlkes) – 6:23.

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Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels over Head

Read "Heels over Head" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fondato dal batterista co-leader dei Medeski, Martin & Wood, Billy Martin, Wicked Knee è un assortito quartetto che ha pubblicato da poco Heels over Head, un album ricco di ritmo, nato - come espressamente dichiarato da Billy Martin - per intrattenere ascoltatori capaci di lasciarsi andare al divertimento. In netta antitesi alla musica cervellotica di alcune ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head

Read "Heels Over Head" reviewed by Doug Collette

After a long series of way under-the radar solo projects, drummer Billy Martin has chosen a more accessible route in the last couple of years, beginning with his duo collaboration with keyboardist Wil Blades, Shimmy (The Royal Potato Family, 2012).The followup to the eponymous seven-track EP, Heels Over Head is equally easy to digest, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head

Read "Heels Over Head" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What if drummer Billy Martin of the late-20th, now 21st-century band Medeski Martin and Wood had been born at the end of the 19th century in New Orleans? What kind of music would he play? Certainly, it would have a brass band setting and be inflected with blues feel. Invite Buddy Bolden over tonight, because we ...

Nassira

Label: Amulet
Released: 2008
Track listing: Earth Mover; Space Boy; Pop Goes The Weasel; Let's Funk; That's It; Area 51; What It Look Like.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Grant Calvin Weston: Nassira

Read "Nassira" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Amulet label is operated by Billy Martin and Grant Calvin Weston is one of that sticksman's key drumming influences. It's easy to believe, given this album's swirling blend of abstraction and groove. Nassira opens with an apocalyptic drumming statement, thundering toms and slashed cymbals raging against a building snowstorm drone. This “Earth ...

Mago

Label: Amulet
Released: 2007
Track listing: Introducing Mago; Crustaceatron;; Mojet;; Apology; Bamboo Pants; Thundercloud; Bonfa; Safak; Miss Teardrop; Sycretism; L'Aventura; Bonus: Bamboo Pants(short and raw version).

Mago

Label: Amulet
Released: 2007
Track listing: Introducing Mago; Crusaceatron; Mojet; Apology; Bamboo Pants; Thundercloud; Bonfa; Safak; Miss Teardrop; Sycretism; L'Aventura.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Billy Martin / John Medeski: Mago

Read "Mago" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

In their nearly twenty year history, drummer Billy Martin and organist John Medeski have developed an acute affinity built on a shared rhythmic feel and devotion to improvisation. On Mago, they return to the duo format, the seed that blossomed into the successful trio Medeski, Martin & Wood (MMW). The eleven tracks crackle with vitality, as ...


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