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Medeski Martin and Wood

Jez Nelson presents avant-funk trio Medeski Martin and Wood performing at Ronnie Scott's as part of the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

A second chance to hear avant-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood, in a standout performance from last year's London Jazz Festival.

Hailed as one of the greatest groove bands on the planet, this concert at Ronnie Scott's offers a rare opportunity to witness the group renowned for its Hammond-led, riff-based stylings open out into more extended, exploratory improvisations than are normally heard on their studio recordings.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Medeski on his musical influences

    • James Booker

      Sunny Side of the Street

      Composer: Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields

      • New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!.
      • Rounder.
  • Medeski Martin and Wood recorded at Ronnie Scott’s, London on 9 November 2013

    • Line up: John Medeski (keyboards); Billy Martin (drums); Chris Wood (bass)

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      Agmatia

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      The Lover

      Composer: John Medeski / Billy Martin / Chris Wood

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      Baby Goats

      Composer: John Medeski

  • John Medeski on his musical influences

    • John Medeski

      A Different Time

      Composer: John Medeski

      • A Different Time.
      • OKeh / Sony Masterworks.
    • Billy Preston

      How Great Thou Art

      Composer: Trad.

      • Hymns Speak From The Organ.
      • Exodus Records.
  • Medeski Martin and Wood recorded at Ronnie Scott’s, London on 9 November 2013

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      Shack Man

      Composer: John Medeski / Billy Martin / Chris Wood

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      Padrecito

      Composer: John Medeski / Billy Martin / Chris Wood

  • John Medeski on his musical influences

    • Sun Ra

      Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

      Composer: Trad.

      • Solo Piano - Volume 1.
      • Improvising Artists Inc..

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