Post Tagged with: "John Medeski"

Bobby Previte – Rhapsody (2018)

Bobby Previte – Rhapsody (2018)

Whether it’s individual heroics or wonderful ensemble symmetry, ‘Rhapsody’ begins with the mind of Bobby Previte. He not only had a concept but saw it to a fully developed work that stays true to its mission and articulated it well.

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

The combination of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier is capable of so much; but ‘Hudson’ delivers in that it doesn’t kowtow to expectations of what kind of music these four legends should make.

David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove – Checkpoint (2016)

David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove – Checkpoint (2016)

Starting perhaps around the time Ben Goldberg assembled his New Klezmer Trio and The Klezmatics was formed, the clarinet went from being a meek instrument associated with the traditional and archaic — like trad jazz and Polish weddings — to becoming

The Word [Robert Randolph, John Medeski + North Mississippi All-Stars], “When I See the Blood” from Soul Food (2015)

The Word [Robert Randolph, John Medeski + North Mississippi All-Stars], “When I See the Blood” from Soul Food (2015)

Robert Randolph helps set a new standard for improv gospel-jazz country blues supergroups. Because, yeah, they’re the only one.

DRKWAV [Skerik, John Medeski + Adam Deitch], “Darkwave” from The Purge (2015)

Here is an early listen to the new psychedelic fusion supergroup DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik, Adam Deitch), a stream of the track “Darkwave.”

Medeski Scofield Martin Wood – Juice (2014)

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

Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant (2014)

Natalie Merchant offers an album full of distilled thoughts, easily the most intense collection of her solo career.

Jack Bruce – Silver Rails (2014)

Jack Bruce – Silver Rails (2014)

Jack Bruce’s forthcoming Silver Rails isn’t a long-hoped-for return to his greatness with Cream, a fiery fusion excursion in the manner of his more recent work with Spectrum Road, or something else entirely. It’s actually a little of all of that

Matt Wilson Quartet, with John Medeski – Gathering Call (2014)

Matt Wilson Quartet, with John Medeski – Gathering Call (2014)

The thing about Matt Wilson isn’t that he leads a band from behind a drum kit…shoot, man, that’s been done at least since Chick Webb in the 1930s.

John Medeski – A Different Time (2013)

John Medeski – A Different Time (2013)

Boy, is it ever. From the setting to the instrument to the very label it’s appearing on, John Medeski’s aptly named forthcoming album speaks to a different time — a time long, long before his more recent genre-melting experiments

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