Let's Go Everywhereby Medeski, Martin & Wood
Organ trio cum jam band Medeski Martin & Wood present their first album aimed at the next generation of jazz fans. Not the usual kids album, Let's Go Everywhere engages children on their level, which is fits just right with the "sound of surprise" jazz ethos. Laying down tracks with abandon in an upstate New York studio, MMW then invited their own kids and their friends to flesh out the grooves with off-the-wall lyrics and performances, such as "Pirates Don't Take Baths," "Cat Creeps," and "The Squalb," the latter courtesy of Lounge Lizard John Lurie. In true jazzbo fashion, they sometimes take nursery rhymes as points of departure. "Pat a Cake" gets a snotty punk treatment by Martin's daughter Dakota; "Hickory Dickory Dock" benefits from a beatnik-style percussion section. Packed with exotic instruments and bursting with supple rhythms, Let's Go Everywhere will expand little minds while entertaining their folks.
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Performance CreditsMedeski, Martin & Wood Primary Artist
John Medeski Keyboards
Oliver Wood Vocals
Billy Martin Percussion,Drums,Mbira,Mbiri
Chris Wood Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Marvin Pontiac Vocals
Technical CreditsRandy Bernsen Vocal Engineer
Kevin Salem Vocal Engineer
David Kent Engineer
John Lurie Composer
John Medeski Composer,Author
Medeski, Martin & Wood Audio Production
Billy Martin Arranger,Author,Vocal Engineer
Chris Wood Author,Vocal Engineer
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The fun, grooving, funky tracks and fun lyrics provide lots of enjoyment for kids and adults. The title track, "Let's Go Everywhere", is a fun take on Geoff Mack's "I've Been Everywhere" (recorded by many, including Johnny Cash). "The Squalb" brought up an interesting debate about what's real and what isn't while grinning from ear to ear. I knew it was a winner when both my son and I broke out into guffaws when listening to "The Train Song." The music is sophisticated, accessible, danceable, and singable. What more to ask for?
I bought this CD after reading about it on the internet. I wanted to introduce my grandchildren to different rhythms. All of us enjoy dancing and acting out to the music and the kids are sad when it is time to turn off the music.