Medeski Scofield Martin And Wood Juice on 180g 2LP
Vinyl Edition features 2 Bonus Tracks
When Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood joined forces again to record a new album, they sought common ground and inspiration in the intersection of improvisation and rhythms from the Afro-Latin diaspora. Their kinship both onstage and off has fostered an escalating degree of musical interplay, exquisitely captured on Juice – their third studio effort and fourth album overall.
The blueprint for Juice was found in a compilation of African-derived music put together by drummer Billy Martin and shared among the ensemble. Juice combines the group's signature grooves with a newfound lyrical melodicism over a program of original compositions and four covers - including a powerful hymn-like version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin" and a dizzying dub deconstruction of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love."
“We all love music from Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and it has always been intertwined with jazz,” explains Medeski. “We got together and started exploring that connection in our own way.” “This is our version of different African-based forms,” Scofield echoes. “Or, at least, that’s what we started with…eventually we said, ‘This is the outline, but we can do whatever the hell we want.’”
Medeski Scofield Martin And Wood Juice Track Listing:
1. Sham Time
2. North London
3. Louis the Shoplifter
4. Juicy Lucy
5. I Know You
1. Light My Fire
2. Sunshine of Your Love
4. Brigas Nunca Mais (bonus track)
5. Timmy Bobbins (bonus track)
6. The Times They Are a-Changin'