John Medeski - A Different Time [LP] (180 Gram) (Vinyl) - UrbanVinylStore

John Medeski - A Different Time [LP] (180 Gram) (Vinyl)

Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing
trio Medeski Martin & Wood (MMW) fresh and surprising for more than twenty years. With A Different Time, his
first solo piano project, Medeski once again takes his sound in a completely unexpected direction. The first release
on Sony Classical's newly revived OKeh Records imprint, A Different Time is a more introspective, meditative
collection than fans of MMW's lively, groove-driven music might expect. Consisting mainly of his own compositions
and improvisations, A Different Timepresents a different side of Medeski's prodigious artistry.''I had a more eclectic
record in mind,'' says Medeski. ''I wanted to put out something that would be more representative of what my live
solo concerts are like. The whole point is to get lost in the music.''
John Medeski began his studies at the New England Conservatory as a classical performance major but quickly
realized he was more interested in composition than in performance. After years as a jazz sideman, he formed
Medeski Martin & Wood with fellow jazz musicians Chris Wood and Billy Martin. Renowned for their extraordinary
hybrid of jazz, funk and hip-hop, MMW have been performing together for the last two decades. As a producer,
Medeski has helmed projects for Chris Wood's band, The Wood Brothers, and has also worked with the Campbell
Brothers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He's also made his mark as a film composer for Audrey the Trainwreck,
William Vincent, and the celebrated Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. Most recently, Medeski collaborated with
music giants Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce and Cindy Blackman - Santana to form the band Spectrum Road, and has
worked with renowned saxophonist James Carter and legendary guitarist John Scofield.
Track listing:
Side 1
1. A Different Time
2. I'm Falling In Love Again
3. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
4. Lacrima
Side 2
1. Graveyard Fields
2. Luz Marina
3. Waiting At The Gate
4. Ran
5. Otis