Medeski, Martin & Wood
The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney as part of Sydney Festival
Medeski Martin & Wood
The Famous Spiegeltent (acoustic set), Thursday 28 January
Niche Productions is proud to present for the first time ever in Australia, the legendary avant-groove trio Medeski, Martin & Wood playing the Hi-Fi ballroom on Friday 29 January.
Brooklyn based Medeski Martin & Wood are one of the most dynamic jazz fusion groups around today drawing inspirations for all different styles outside the jazz realm – everything from funk to hip hop and further.
The trio comprises of keyboard/organ/piano player John Medeski, drummer/percussionist Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood who came together in 1991 after relocating from the prestigious New England conservatory to the grittiness of Brooklyn with the intentions of exploring the New York scene. What resulted was a swarm of gigs through which they developed their sound and their debut album ‘Notes from the Underground’ which was released in 1992.
Since then the trio have released a plethora of albums as well as teaming up with legendary guitarist John Scofield, recording a children’s album and starting their own independent label – ‘Indirecto’, the first release of which was ‘Out Loud’ in 2006 with John Scofield.
Most recently, Medeski Martin & Wood have released ‘The Radiolarian Series’ – a three part album series recorded at the end of each leg of their three part 2008 ‘Viva la Evolution’ Tour which will be available in Australia through Fuse Music.