MMW The Dropper

Medeski Martin & Wood The Dropper

The Dropper

The Dropper MMW
October 24, 2000

Medeski Martin & Wood

The Dropper

Imagine the cubist angles of Sun Ra’s alto saxophonist Marshall Allen fluttering in between beats, Marc Ribot on guitar, plus strings, and a percussion ensemble, and you have a glimpse into what the Dropper is about. The album organically weaves avant-garde experimentalism and hypnotic thunder music into a well-developed dropper. Witness the trio’s maturing sound metamorphize once again.

We Are Rolling
Big Time
Partido Alto
Bone Digger
Note Bleu
The Dropper
Philly Cheese Blunt
Sun Sleigh
Shacklyn Knights
John Medeski – keyboards,
Billy Martin – drums and percussion
Chris Wood – basses

All music written by MMW
Except Note Bleu written by John Medeski

Special guests:
Marshall Allen, alto sax
Marc Ribot, guitars
Eddie Bobe, congas
Paula Potocki, surdo
Charlie burnham, violin
Joan Wasser, violin
Jane Scarpantoni, cello

Produced by MMW and Scotty Hard
Recorded at Shacklyn, Brooklyn NY 1999-2000
Engineered and Mixed by Scotty Hard
Except Illinization, mixed by David Baker
Assisted at Shacklyn by Phillip Harvey
Assisted at Greene Street Studios by Phil Painson
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Mastedisk (NYC)
Assisted at Masterdisk by Andy Van Dette
Photography: Danny Clinch
Art Direction and Design: Chippy
©2000 Blue Note Records, Inc.

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