October 25, 2017

Medeski Martin & Wood: making a documentary

NYC avant-jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood have been busy recordng new music and filming a documentary about the band. From drummer Billy Martin's newsletter:

John Medeski, Chris Wood and I have been back in the studio. Just the three of us. Our 25th anniversary is behind us with a documentary film in the making. The film will focus on our process: how we work, play, and live together. How we improvise, create and record new music. Our goal was to record at a remote location. That location was in the Catskill mountains. This was not the original location. We were just about to jump on a plane to Mexico City, then jump in a van to Tepoztlán. Everything was in place to record with the help of so many dear friends in Mexico and then ... the earthquake put everything in chaos. [Please support the earthquake victims in Mexico] The producers in Mexico and the US agreed: the chance of getting our job done at that time was not good and we would waste time and resources. So, we quickly moved to a plan B which was upstate New York at Allaire Studios (where we had recorded 'Let's Go Everywhere'). It was a mixed blessing. In the end, this was an incredible experience, documented and in the works for release next year. Look out for a film festival premier and performance spring 2018.
Live dates:
  • 01/13 St Petersburg, FL @ Sunshine Music Festival
  • 01/14 St Petersburg, FL @ Sunshine Music Festival
  • 01/17 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Jam Cruise (w/ John Scofield)
  • 03/30 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/ John Scofield)
  • 03/31 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/ John Scofield)

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