Medeski Martin & Wood have announced the release of Free Magic due September 25 on the band’s label Indirecto Records. For its latest effort, MMW dip into their archives to present a collection of recordings documenting their first-ever acoustic tour in 2007. The set, stretching out over five expansive tracks, captures the three intrepid improvisers—keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin—exploring the telepathic hookup and deep groove sensibility that has defined MMW since its inception in 1991.
Produced by Medeski Martin & Wood
Recorded live by David Kent
Mixed by Katsuhiko Naito
Mastered by Alan Silverman, Arf Mastering
Art Direction, Layout and Design by Avi Renick, GNAH Studios Inc.
Management – Liz Penta, Emcee Artist Management
Label – Indirecto Records
Booking – Lynn Cingari, Paradigm Agency
Website – www.mmw.net
Venues: McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ; The Grand Opera House in Willmington, DE; The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
Billy Martin uses Zildjian Cymbals, Regal Tip ‘BG’ sticks and Attack Drum Heads
Chris Wood uses DR Strings, Gallien-Krueger amplifiers and Hofner electric basses