|Medeski Martin and Wood - drawing from Aquarium Drunkard|
The latest from MMW is Free Magic, a live compilation from their 2007 acoustic tour. Featuring 5 voluminous tracks spanning 65 minutes, Free Magic covers the gamut of their (acoustic) sound. From gamelan and South American inspired interludes, to tightly-knit melodies, to free-form improvisations and mind-melding musical conversations, Free Magic is another highlight in a long, extensive career. I’ve had these tracks on repeat this week and am about to click "play" again now. I suggest you do the same if you want to hear music free of borders, inhibitions and other limitations. Free Magic is an apt title for the sounds conjured up by an ensemble in direct contact with the free flowing artistic muse.
2. Blues For Another Day
3. Free Magic/Ballade In C Minor
4. Where's Sly?
5. Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race