“…superior jazz musicians who not only understand the history and vocabulary of the piano trio, but also move it forward into startling new territory.” – All Music
Listen/Embed “Doppler” from MMW’s recent live album Free Magic here
Medeski Martin & Wood have announced a West Coast acoustic tour in April. The nine-date run begins at The Roseland Theater in Portland on April 17 and extends through southern California, wrapping at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on April 27. Highlights along the way include two nights at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on April 22-23, the tour’s only all electric performance featuring the Joshua Light Show at UC Davis on April 20 and an evening to feature both electric and acoustic sets at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA on April 26. MMW are touring in support of a recently released live archival album entitled Free Magic that documents their first ever acoustic tour from 2007.
Heading into their 22nd year together, MMW’s individual members are also busy with their own projects. John Medeski will release his first solo piano recording, A Different Time, on April 9 through Sony Classical’s newly-revived OKeh Records imprint. Billy Martin has just released Heels Over Head, the first full-length studio album with his brass band Wicked Knee on the drummer’s own impeccably curated label, Amulet Records. Chris Wood and his brother Oliver, otherwise known as The Wood Brothers, are maintaining a steady tour schedule, while this month they begin recording a new studio album with producer Buddy Miller for Zac Brown’s record label, Southern Ground Artists.
MMW are also confirmed to appear this summer at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival on June 23 in North Adams, MA.
Upcoming Medeski Martin & Wood tour dates are:
April 17 | Kirkland Performance Center | Kirkland, WA
April 18 | Roseland Theater | Portland, OR
April 19 | Napa Valley Opera House | Napa, CA
April 20 | Mondavi Center-UC Davis | Davis, CA
April 21 | Knitting Factory | Reno, NV
April 22 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
April 23 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
April 25 | Sunset Center | Carmel, CA
April 26 | Royce Hall-UCLA | Los Angeles, CA
April 27 | Belly Up | Solana Beach, CA
June 23 | Solid Sound Festival | North Adams, MA