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Medeski Scofield Martin Wood – Juice (2014)

A prominent acid-jazz trio and an elite guitarist discover each other all over again.

The John Lurie National Orchestra – The Invention Of Animals (2014)

John Lurie is a musician, a composer, an accomplished painter, and an actor. For good measure, toss in raconteur and all-around Internet wise guy.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Old lions — namely Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs and James Cotton — certainly roared in 2013, putting out some of the most vital, present music of their careers.

Exclusive stream: Master Musicians of Jajouka with Medeski Martin and Wood, “Hand of Fatima” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Master Musicians of Jajouka with Medeski Martin and Wood, “Hand of Fatima” (2013)

The story of the Master Musicians of Jajouka is one of the most intriguing stories in music, and also quite possibly the longest-running one.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Wicked Knee, Terence Blanchard

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Wicked Knee, Terence Blanchard

We explore triumphs over time from legends like James Cotton and Wayne Shorter. Triumphs of conception like Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee, and Michael Wolff’s combining with Mike Clark. And triumphs of sheer artistry from Boz Scaggs.

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Accomplished musical alchemist Billy Martin has taken an opportunity away from Medeski Martin and Wood to rekindle an idea he had years ago — combining ragtime and funk with trumpeter Steven Bernstein.

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee – Heels over Head (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N77v19MMWCc&w=500&h=305] For those looking for more of Billy Martin’s well-established sound as part of the next-gen jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood, this new title is likely perfectly named. Turns out Martin has long had a passion for New Orleans street music.

Medeski, Martin and Wood – Free Magic (2012)

Most bands tend to constrict themselves by setting up parameters or sticking to a formula within which they operate, in order to create a sort of trademark sound.

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