New Track: Medeski Martin & Wood – “Doppler” + Tour Dates


Modern jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood have just announced their upcoming album, Free Magic, which will drop on September 25. Below, we’ve got a preview of the sounds to come via the meditative fourteen minute track, “Doppler.”

The group shares about the album,

This stuff brings it back to when we used to hang out in this rented shack in Hawaii and make music together,” says Martin of the music on Free Magic. “It was really just a little plywood cabin in the jungle with a tin roof. John had a prepared piano there that sounded like a gamelan instrument and I had these funky drums that had mold growing on them, or I might play the side of the shack or play the railing going up the stairs and make it sound like a xylophone. And we’d get into a lot of different stuff there, just having musical conversations in this intimate setting.

Tour Dates
10/03 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
10/04 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/05 – Boston, MA – Jordan Hall
10/06 – Albany, NY – Massry Center for the Arts
10/07 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods
10/08 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
10/10 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
10/11 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
10/12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/13 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center
10/14 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Tavern

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New Release: ‘Patagonia Music Collective, Volume 3′

The Patagonia Music Collective series is the brainchild of Patagonia, an environmentally conscious apparel company. One June 22, they released Volume 3 to continue their tradition of supporting grassroots environmental organizations through artist donations of exclusive tracks. The collective also added a nice touch by allowing individual musicians to choose the organization that will receive the proceeds from their track.

Like previous editions, Volume 3 includes unreleased material from both mainstay and emerging artists. The tracks are available at $.99 each or $9.99 for the entire compilation on iTunes. Patagonia also shows their good taste in music with the artist roster: featuring Best New Artist Grammy Award winner, Esperanza Spalding, as well as Daniel Bernard Roumain and Medeski Martin & Wood, amongst several others. You can sample the tracks on their site – now go out and support!

Purchase Patagonia Music Collective, Volume 3 on iTunes

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