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Medeski, Martin and Wood: A Retro Phenomenon for the New Millenium

Read "Medeski, Martin and Wood: A Retro Phenomenon for the New Millenium" reviewed by Mike Brannon

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in April 1999. No, they're not a law firm, and though they're not yet a household word either, MMW is a trio of formidable sonic integrity and groove. 'Fronted' by Hammond B-3 organist John Medeski, the trio has been described as everything ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sound the Alarms: Medeski Martin & Wood at the 2019 NYC Winter Jazz Festival

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The 2019 jazz fest season is upon us and I'm taking to this opportunity to look back at some of my best festival experiences over the course of the last year. The JNY: New York City Winter Jazzfest celebrated its 15th anniversary this past year (2019). I have been very fortunate to have attended 12 of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at Red Rocks

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Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver, CO July 29-30, 2017 The Tedeschi Trucks juggernaut continues to snowball. The band's inaugural Denver concert in November 2011 was at the Fillmore Auditorium; capacity 3,000. The venue quickly shifted to an annual summer show at Red ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Steve Winwood at the Space at Westbury

Read "Steve Winwood at the Space at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Steve Winwood The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY April 20, 2017 Fifty-one years after a teenaged Steve Winwood sang “Gimme Some Lovin'" with the Spencer Davis Group, the rock, pop and rhythm and blues legend can still nail the vocal and hit all the notes on the '60s anthem. On ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Wood Brothers at Higher Ground

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The Wood Brothers Higher Ground Ballroom South Burlington, Vermont February 6, 2017 In the decade plus they've played together, the Wood Brothers have made a habit of coming to Vermont virtually every year and their near-sell-out appearance in the ballroom of Higher Ground was almost exactly twelve months since their last ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Seth Walker: Gotta Get Back

Read "Seth Walker: Gotta Get Back" reviewed by Doug Collette

With Gotta Get Back, Seth Walker aligns himself with arguably the most authentic of Americana artists, the Wood Brothers. Both siblings contribute to this, the ninth album of the Southern-born and raised songwriter/musician, while the 'adopted' member of their brethren, Jano Rix, produced the record, adding not only his own multi-instrumental and vocal skills, but setting ...

NEWS: EVENT

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus For Performance On Thursday, February 26

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus  For Performance On Thursday, February 26

“The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski” Concert to Feature Pianist and Hammond B3 Organ Player Medeski, Percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst Medeski Also Working with Students During 3-Day Residency NEC alum John Medeski '88 returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood: Juice

Read "Juice" reviewed by Troy Collins

For over two decades, keyboardist John Medeski, percussionist Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood's abiding fascination with the endless possibilities of groove-based music has taken them from intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festival stages. Their eclectic efforts have included a number of high-profile collaborations; the most prolific and successful has been with esteemed guitarist John Scofield. ...

Medeski, Martin & Wood + Nels Cline: Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2

Read "Medeski, Martin & Wood + Nels Cline: Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2" reviewed by John Kelman

In retrospect, it was inevitable; why it took so long for veteran jazz jam band Medeski, Martin & Wood to get together with Nels Cline is anybody's guess. The über-guitarist has, since joining Wilco a decade ago, managed to significantly raise his visibility, but anybody who suggests that he's been “moonlighting" in the alt-country/alt-rock/alt-alt band to ...


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