In celebration of MMW’s 20th anniversary milestone, John, Billy and Chris will hit the studio and record TWENTY new tracks. These tracks will be released monthly (DIGITAL-ONLY) until the end of the year.
The first two tracks off MMW’s monthly digital releases, 20, are available for download now. “Me2” and “Shackman” are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, MusicToday and other digital retailers.
The next set of digital releases will be available April 26th.…Read More
Camp MMW will take place for the fourth consecutive year at Full Moon Resort this summer. Campers will have the option again this year to choose lodging at the resort or camp outdoors at Full Moon’s camping grounds.
Check out the Camp MMW website for the discount schedule as well as information on how to apply for Camp scholarships. Apply after April 4th and receive an automatic 5% discount off full tuition (deadline May 9th). Check out the Rolling Admission…Read More
4/30/11: Stone Ridge, NY - High Meadow School Benefit
April tour with Club d’Elf
John Medeski joins Boston’s Moroccan-drenched dub-jazz collective Club d’Elf for a string of east coast tour dates to promote the band’s new double-disc release, Electric Moroccoland/So Below on Face Pelt Records (street date: April 5). Besides Medeski the new CDs feature DJ Logic, Hassan Hakmoun and Dana Colley & the late Mark Sandman of Morphine. The tour line-up will consist of…Read More
Some new music and a video clip recording of “El Ritmo” can be found on Wicked Knee’s website. Wicked Knee is Billy’s new project featuring Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) and Marcus Rojas (tuba) embracing ragtimefunk to experimental forays. Look for a Wicked Knee EP in June and follow Wicked Knee on Facebook.
Wicked Knee Dates Announced
05/11/11: New York City, NY/ Sullivan Hall
05/12/11: Hudson, NY/ Club Helsinki
Billy’s other dates:…Read More
Check out The Wood Brothers website for news and information.
04/27/11: Nashville, TN - The Belcourt TheatreRead More
04/28/11: Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
04/29/11: New Orleans, LA - Le Petit Theatre
04/30/11: Mobile, AL - Blue Gill
05/02/11: Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre (co-bill Abigail Washburn)
05/03/11: Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre (co-bill Abigail Washburn)
05/04/11: Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre (co-bill Abigail Washburn)
05/05/11: Asheville, NC - Orange…
“Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology” (in stores March 29th) features “Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho.” It’s a 111-track, 6-CD, 200-page compilation. More details, here.
Medeski Martin & Wood was voted #1 Beyond Artist/Group in the 75th Annual Reader’s Poll held by DownBeat Magazine. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Only a limited number of MMW’s box set, Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set, was pressed. Get your copy today before they sell out.
Box sets are still available at MMW’s Music Store as well as Amazon.
Fans can still download DJ Logic’s remix of “Flat Tires,” a track off the Remixolarians component of Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set. Click here to download.
(New York, NY) Medeski Martin & Wood culminate their 2-year Radiolarians Series with a comprehensive…Read More
Check out RJ DeLuke’s in-depth interview, “John Medeski: Strong as Ever with MMW,” on All About Jazz.
Also featured is an extended analysis of Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set by John Kelman.
Medeski Martin & Wood stopped by The Moog Factory in Asheville, NC during their tour of the South in September 2009. Catch their performances of “Whiney Bitches,” Improv for Bob” and “Broken Mirror” on “Live at Moog”, Episode 3. Fans can also download a free MP3 of “Improv for Bob.”
In other news, Amazon is selling MP3 downloads of Radiolarians I, II, III for $5 each as part of their January sale. This offer only lasts through the end of January.
Happy New Year!…Read More
The extended 5 minute trailer for “Fly In A Bottle” is online! Click here to see it on YouTube or here for the Vimeo link.
The shorter, 90 second trailer is still available here The DVD is part of “Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set,” which is MMW’s first box set release (scheduled for 11/24/09).
In the article entitled “MMW and the Power of Creation,” Billy gives candid insight into his creative process.
“I’m not very good with words and I’ve developed my own way of making music and using sound that is my own. It’s been an inspirational and spiritual self-discovery that I’ve gone through. There’s magic in there”
The full interview can be read in its entirety here.
Radiolarians III is out now!
Highlights include the passionate and gritty traditional “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” the anthemic “Undone,” and the Latin-influenced acoustic opener “Chantes Des Femmes.”
Overall, Radiolarians III finds the trio doing what they do best - melding genres and improvising. What results, is maybe the strongest and most cohesive album of the entire Radiolarians Series.