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Published: 2008/08/12

Camp MMW

Medeski Martin & Wood hosted their first Camp MMW at Big Indian, NY’s

Full Moon Resort over the weekend. Before the event, Chris Wood said the
following about the festival/fantasy camp hybrid: ‘It’s going to be
interesting. I went to jazz camp as a kid, but I am kind of ignorant about
the rock fantasy camp, so this is somewhat of a cross. We are going to be
teaching, giving some materclass, doing some basic teaching on rhythm and
concepts and how to play together.’ Throughout the weekend, the three
musicians each offered a variety of classes and recruited guest lectures
like slide-trumpet player Steve Bernstein and guitarist Marc Ribot and
John Scofield. MMW also performed in a more formal setting and used the
opportunity to jam with both their musical guests and visiting campers. In
addition, Cuban film archivist Henry Medina hosted an engaging
presentation. Larry Legend was onsite throughout the weekend blogging at

In addition to a few U.S. dates, MMW has also recently confirmed a South
American tour scheduled to kick off in Chile on September 16.

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