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Medeski Martin & Wood - Radiolarians III



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Medeski Martin & Wood - Radiolarians III
(CD) Indirecto/Red Ink IR07, 2009-08-04

Restlessly inventive improvising trio Medeski Martin & Wood are set to release the third installment of The Radiolarian Series on August 4th, 2009. Recorded in December 2008, Radiolarians III perfectly sums up the themes, motifs and styles laid out in the previous two Radiolarians records. There is an epic feel at play here, as the choruses rise and swell out of low-lying grooves and polyrhythms. Highlights include the passionate and gritty traditional Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, the anthemic Undone, and the Latin-influenced acoustic opener Chantes Des Femmes. Overall, Radiolarians III finds the trio doing what they do best, melding genres and improvising. What results, is maybe the strongest and most cohesive album of the entire Radiolarians Series.

medeski martin and wood radiolarians 3
Medeski Martin & Wood - Radiolarians III
(CD) Indirecto/Red Ink IR07, 2009-08-04

Tracklisting :
01. Chantes Des Femmes 7:49
02. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down 4:26
03. Kota 9;12
04. Undone 5:39 | Download MP3
05. Wonton 6:01
06. Walk Back 6:30
07. Jean's Scene 8:42
08. Broken Mirror 5:27
09. Gwyra Mi 5:32

Note : As we near the holidays, you’ll find the Radiolarians 3-disc series compiled into a limited-edition boxed set with vinyl, bonus audio and video content...

Links :
mmw.net
myspace.com/medeskimartinandwood
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Radiolarian_Series
Stream Radiolarians III in its entirety now at Spinner.com

Personnel :
John Medeski - Keyboards
Billy Martin - Drums, Percussion
Chris Wood - Basses
Audio Mixer: David Kent
Recording information: Shackston Studio, Kingston, NY (12/01/2008-12/03/2008)

Press Release :
Restlessly inventive improvising trio Medeski Martin & Wood are set to release the third installment of The Radiolarian Series on August 4th, 2009. Recorded in December 2008, Radiolarians III perfectly sums up the themes, motifs and styles laid out in the previous two Radiolarians records. There is an epic feel at play here, as the choruses rise and swell out of low-lying grooves and polyrhythms. Highlights include the passionate and gritty traditional "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” the anthemic "Undone,” and the Latin-influenced acoustic opener "Chantes Des Femmes.” Overall, Radiolarians III finds the trio doing what they do best, melding genres and improvising. What results, is maybe the strongest and most cohesive album of the entire Radiolarians Series.

The Radiolarian Series named after a type of single-celled organisms with dazzlingly intricate exoskeletons is designed to subvert the age-old music industry cycle of write>record>tour. The trio, consisting of keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood, convened for brief writing retreats, performed only that new material on tour, recorded the material immediately after getting off the road, and are now releasing these albums on their own Indirecto label.

The band has repeated this process three times, resulting in three albums. The first of which, Indirecto released as Radiolarians I, on September 30, 2008, the second being Radiolarians II on April 14, 2009, and the third installment, Radiolarians III, scheduled for release on August 4, 2009. The three albums will be compiled into a limited-edition boxed set with extensive packaging, vinyl, and bonus audio and video content, coming out just in time for the holiday season of ‘09.

"By the third tour, we were really deep in the process, and enjoying ourselves", said John Medeski. "Writing the material, and performing it was a pleasure. When you've been together for 18 years, it's pretty great to find that kind of synergy."

The first Radiolarian Series shows were in February of 2008, and were followed by recording sessions in March. The second leg of touring took place in July followed by subsequent recording in August. Again, following five days of collective composition by Medeski Martin & Wood, the final touring leg of The Radiolarian Series took place in November 2008.

Medeski Martin & Wood on Tour :
09.11.09 - The Mann Center - Philadelphia, PA
09.12.09 - Boykin Ball - Acme, PA
09.13.09 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
09.15.09 - The Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
09.16.09 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
09.17.09 - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
09.18.09 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
09.19.09 - Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
09.20.09 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
10.02.09 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

September 11 Concert at The Mann Music Center Postponed
The MMW concert with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, scheduled for September 11, 2009, has been postponed. The band recently suffered a series of setbacks which left them unable to adequately prepare for their concert with the orchestra. Keyboardist, John Medeski fell unexpectedly ill in early July, leading to the cancellation of the band's European tour, and delaying rehearsals, writing sessions, and arranging sessions for the concert. Medeski was scheduled to do the lion's share of the orchestral arrangements.

The concert has been rescheduled for the Fall of 2010. The new date will allow Medeski Martin & Wood time to prepare a fresh body of work with well rendered arrangements over the coming year.

John Medeski is once again in good health, and all other shows will proceed as scheduled in 2009.
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