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Medeski Martin & Wood

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4.00 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 - Zagzagel (5:24)
2 - Sefrial (4:47)
3 - Agmatia (5:22)
4 - Rifion (4:26)
5 - Chafriel (7:21)
6 - Ahaij (3:40)
7 - Asaliah (4:43)
8 - Vianuel (3:33)
9 - Jeduthun (3:03)
10 - Malach ha-Sopher (6:50)
11 - Tutrusa'i (5:09)

Total Time: 54:18

Line-up / Musicians

John Medeski / keyboards
Billy Martin / drums and percussion
Chris Wood / basses

Releases information

Executive Producer
John Zorn
Associate Producer
Kazunori Sugiyama
Produced by
Medeski Martin & Wood
Recorded and mixed by
David Kent, January and March 2008
at Shackston Studio, NY
Mastered by
Scott Hull

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MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Zaebos ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (9%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Last years of the first decade (XXI) were really great for this NY trio. Their "Radiolarians" trilogy became most matured their work, and they recorded this great album in collaboration with John Zorn.

Being in their best form, trio plays more straight jazz and world fusion. The concept is based on Zorn's Masada ( Second Book of Angels), and music there is darker, deeper and more serious than in many MMW other works.

If they can't compare in techniques with some excellent jazz instrumentalists, collaborated with Zorn on his Masadas, they have their own reading of klezmer (and sometimes even blues) based fusion. Vintage analog keyboards, distorted bass and very their own atmosphere.

Few compositions there are just excellent and could be named as MMW best music ever recorded. Some songs are not so concentrated and are just pleasant and moody klezmer based nu jazz tunes. But in both cases every listener will enjoy this music.

Good relaxed place to start your travel to Zorn's Masada world as well as one of the best MMW recorded albums.

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