Saturday, March 1, 2008

Medeski, Martin & Wood - The Dropper (2000)

MMW is a very experimental jazz fusion band from NYC. They originally started out as a traditional jazz band consisting of John Medeski on piano, Billy Martin on drums and Chris Wood on the upright bass. IT became extremely difficult to travel with a piano so Medeski started using a Hammond B3 organ which added a lot of funk to their sound. They evolved from there, adding electric bass and even more electronic pianos and organs and even experiment with hip-hop techniques such as turntablism. This album really is their best work and incorporates so many different styles that its staggering.

The Dropper

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