Friday Afternoon in the Universe

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Here, the MMW direction and loyalties become very clear; they're possessed and driven by the fatback funk and instruments of an earlier generation. John Medeski becomes one of the wave of keyboardists in the '90s who started dragging wonderful old Wurlitzer electric pianos, Hohner clavinets, Hammond organs, wah-wah pedals, and other devices out of the mothballs, and used them almost as quasi-percussion instruments at times. Chris Wood remains resolutely on standup bass, playing with a great feeling for Billy Martin's supremely funky drumming. Some of the results harken back to Miles Davis' jungle bands of the mid-'70s, picking up on the atonality and crosstalk over ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Here, the MMW direction and loyalties become very clear; they're possessed and driven by the fatback funk and instruments of an earlier generation. John Medeski becomes one of the wave of keyboardists in the '90s who started dragging wonderful old Wurlitzer electric pianos, Hohner clavinets, Hammond organs, wah-wah pedals, and other devices out of the mothballs, and used them almost as quasi-percussion instruments at times. Chris Wood remains resolutely on standup bass, playing with a great feeling for Billy Martin's supremely funky drumming. Some of the results harken back to Miles Davis' jungle bands of the mid-'70s, picking up on the atonality and crosstalk over the JB's/Sly Stone beat "We're So Happy". Others are just happy to groove along on the rhythms of some of the most irresistible group chemistry of the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1995
  • Label: Gramavision
  • UPC: 798387950321
  • Catalog Number: 879503
  • Sales rank: 81,498

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Lover (6:19)
  2. 2 Paper Bass (0:56)
  3. 3 House Mop (3:46)
  4. 4 Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps) (7:32)
  5. 5 Baby Clams (1:14)
  6. 6 We're So Happy (8:17)
  7. 7 Shack (3:02)
  8. 8 Tea (1:12)
  9. 9 Chinoiserie (5:44)
  10. 10 Between Two Lines (1:04)
  11. 11 Sequel (5:24)
  12. 12 Friday Afternoon in the Universe (6:01)
  13. 13 Billy's Tool Box (0:35)
  14. 14 Chubb Sub (5:02)
  15. 15 Khob Khun Krub (Thai for "Thank You") (0:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Medeski, Martin & Wood Primary Artist
Carl Green Flute
Danny Blume Guitar
John Medeski Organ, Piano, Clavinet, Wurlitzer
Billy Martin Percussion, Drums
Chris Wood Flute, Harmonica, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
John Medeski Composer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Billy Martin Composer, Artwork
Jimmy Payne Producer
Chris Wood Composer
David Baker Producer, Engineer
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