MMW + TMP
For the third year in a row, Medeski Martin and Wood celebrated Halloween at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings opened the festivities while dressed in a variety of Mexican costumes, before handing over the stage to the evenings headliners. For most of its set, MMW performed as a quintet, expanding its lineup to include former Weather Report/Miles Davis Percussionist Airto Moreira and guitarist David Tronzo. Tronzo has worked with a variety of avant garde musicians, including John Cale, and was member of the seminal Lounge Lizards. Moreiras wife, Flora Purim, also performed on a handful of cuts, including a set closing version of Creams Sunshine of Your Love. During its encore, MMW performed songs from its new album with John Scofield and confirmed that MSMW will perform at New Yorks Bowery Ballroom on November 24 and 25.
For more on Scofield be sure to read the November issue of Relix and for more on MMW, check out our recent interview below.