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THE DROPPER

Medeski Martin & Wood

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.91 | 8 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars I can't remember I ever heard that kind of sound from Blue Note label release! Medeski Martin & Wood are often unpredictable, but this album is very different from I expected.

First of all, all the sound is deeply based on electronic keyboards, but in very unusual combinations: mostly vintage Hammond plus spacey electronic sounds. Add DJ-scratching, very acoustic drumming, almost funky bass and acid-jazz soft production. Strange mix.

It's difficult to name this music jazz fusion in traditional sense of this style. Let say, it is more experimental music, quite accessible, but just mixing sounds and styles in very unusual combinations. Some early 70-s rock and r'n'b elements are added as well. Not very complex, music is mostly interesting because of unusual but accessible sound. One of trio's strong experimental work.

snobb | 4/5 |

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