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The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Rd
Wed, October 10, 2012
"Wide open" is the phrase John Medeski uses to describe his bandmates’ musical sensibilities, the attitude he seeks in himself and the spirit of musical adventure that Medeski Martin & Wood have pursued for two decades. The trio’s amalgam of jazz, funk and a million other musical currents and impulses is nearly impossible to classify, which is just how they like it.
The trio is made up of Medeski’s keyboard excursions, Chris Wood’s hard-charging bass lines and Billy Martin’s supple, danceable beats. They music has come to resemble a single organism, moving gracefully between genre-defying compositions and expansive improvisation atop a relentless groove.
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