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Medeski, Martin & Wood - 20 - series complete out now on Indirecto records

Medeski Martin and Wood 20
Medeski, Martin & Wood - 20
(Digital), Indirecto Records, 2012-12-20

Medeski, Martin & Wood have been celebrating their 20th birthday in many brilliant ways this year. First of all they gave memorable shows in the US and Europe (notably a residence at the Whitney Museum, NYC and a triumphant gig in Paris, Cité de la Musique), sharing the stage with longtime friends like John Scofield, Steven Bernstein or Antibalas. Secondly they released a killer live album in november, MSMW LIVE: In Case the World Changes Its Mind, and also Fly in A Bottle, a documentary on DVD (directed by Billy Martin). At last they released digital tracks every month until March to December to build a solid 20-tracks series with brand new material, simply called 20. The tunes were recorded month after month (with a gap in the series in October due to Irene storm, an incident which gave birth to a track called Mean Irene in the December delivery). On 20, every MMW fan will get what he loves. The Medeski, Martin & Wood spectrum goes from avant-groove and experimental compositions (Synesthesia) to mellow-soul pieces (Silk, Floodwaters, Illmoan), from mean and sick punk frenzy (Aquila the Hyun) to ragtime (Down On Me), not to mention two nice DJ Olive mixes. The last delivery this December finds the band at its grooviest with three hypnotic soulful singles. Hey guys, all we need now is a nice 20 CD. (Nicolas Ragonneau)

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Medeski, Martin & Wood - 20
(Digital), Indirecto Records, 2012-12-20

Medeski Martin & Wood - Silk by Emcee Artist Management

Medeski Martin & Wood - Stubborn Comfort by Emcee Artist Management

March issue
01. Me2
02. Shackman
April issue
03. Synesthesia
04. Down on Me
May issue
05. Born On a Bus
06. Tiznit Stomp
June issue
07. Fuck You Guys (First Take)
08. Box Car Lullabye
July issue
09. Make Room For Another (mix by DJ Olive)
10. Last Of a Kind (mix by DJ Olive)
August issue
11. Aquila the Hyun
12. Doppler
September issue
13. Silk
14. Stubborn Comfort
November issue
15. Seashack
16. Nuba
17. Palo Santo
December issue
18. Illmoan
19. Mean Irene
20. Floodwaters

The whole celebration series can be purchased at MMW Store
Billy Martin's Paris DJs' interview can be found here
MMW will be back in Europe this spring, check their site and social networks below to get dates

Medeski Martin & Wood : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Indirecto Records : discogs | facebook | wikipedia

Nicolas Ragonneau

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