Our Old Friends, John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are at it again! A new album in stores this week promises to be one of the most funk-filled, jazz jam affairs of the year. I know, we say that whenever MM&W releases a new album - but we have the first single for you to listen to/download below, so perhaps that will be enough to win you over! What's most exciting there's promise that this is the first of a series of records to be released over the next several months! Are we seeing the band enter the most creative stage of their professional careers? That would be a most excellent thing! If you are a new listener, check-in now!

Wood, Martin and Medeski

IN STORES NOW: MM&W released Radiolarians I this week. It's the first installment of The Radiolarians Series. Radiolarians I will be released through Indirecto, Medeski Martin and Wood's own record label.

The Radiolarian Series - named after a type of single-celled organisms with dazzlingly intricate exoskeletons. The series of new albums are designed to "subvert the age-old music industry cycle of write/record/tour." What that means for the fans, both old and new, remains to be seen - but if it means lots of new material in the hands of listeners more directly, cheaply and more often - then we are game!

In Stores now:

CHECK THESE OUT! - Radiolarians I comes on the heels of a very cool, Medeski Martin & Wood's album for children released earlier this year. Let's Go Everywhere is an intelligent, fun record for kids - but performed in the same brilliant alt-jazz, fusion style that the band has made famous. The band speaks to kids but in a voice that doesn't talk down to them. The songs on Let's Go Everywhere are full of imagination-stirring songs. If I had kids, this is what they would be listening to.

Medeski Martin & Wood released one of my all-time favorite records Out Louder with guitar legend John Scofield in 2006. It's a must-have record and a great way for fans to sink their teeth into Scofield career. This record transports listeners to far away places!

MM&W Upcoming Dates:
10.31.08 - The Garden Hall - Yebisu, Tokyo
11.01.08 - The Garden Hall - Yebisu, Tokyo
11.12.08 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
11.13.08 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
11.14.08 - Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
11.15.08 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR
11.16.08 - Van Duzer Theatre - Arcata, CA
11.18.08 - McNears Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
11.19.08 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz, CA
11.20.08 - Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
11.21.08 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
11.22.08 - John Ascuaga's Nugget - Sparks, NV

Medeski Martin & Wood
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Anonymous said…
Don't forget ZAEBOS, MMW's take on John Zorn's Masada Book Two tunes... it came out in August on Tzadik.

Ryan Spaulding said…
Good call.

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