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Notes from the Underground [Indirecto Bonus Track]
     

Notes from the Underground [Indirecto Bonus Track]

by Medeski, Martin & Wood
 

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Before they went electric and funky, John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood were acoustic and funky -- and a lot of other things -- on this exciting early CD. They ruminate like a conventional jazz piano trio when the whim hits them, or move outside when Medeski explodes into Don Pullen-esque clusters. Their

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Before they went electric and funky, John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood were acoustic and funky -- and a lot of other things -- on this exciting early CD. They ruminate like a conventional jazz piano trio when the whim hits them, or move outside when Medeski explodes into Don Pullen-esque clusters. Their métier, though, was clearly the neo-funk thing, for when Martin pulls off those crackling hip-hop and M-Base-related beats on tracks like "Uncle Chubbs" and "Orbits," the band really achieves liftoff. "Caravan" gets a rolling New Orleans funk treatment, and the finale, "Querencia," is a lengthy excursion into dense avant-garde underbrush with a touch of the street in the beat. On several tracks, a three-brass, two-reeds horn section add an extra level of excitement, and the trio tracks are recorded live to DAT (hence the exceptionally crisp sound). [The 2007 Indirecto edition includes one bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2007
Label:
Indirecto Records
UPC:
0891817002024
catalogNumber:
70020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Medeski, Martin & Wood   Primary Artist
Thomas Chapin   Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bill Lowe   Trombone,Tuba
John Medeski   Piano
Gloria Tropp   Vocals
Doug Yates   Bass Clarinet
Billy Martin   Percussion,Drums
Curtis Hasselbring   Trombone
Joe Hogan   Hand Clapping
Chris Wood   Bass
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Wayne Shorter   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
John Medeski   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Dave Baker   Engineer
Billy Martin   Composer,Cover Design,Cover Art
Roger Teltzman   Engineer
Chris Wood   Composer
David Baker   Engineer
Liz Penta   Management

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