Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: In Case the World Changes Its Mind


In Case the World Changes Its Mind


Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood


Out Louder (Indirecto 01)

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John Medeski (keyboards), John Scofield (guitar), Chris Wood (bass), Billy Martin (drums).

Composed by John Medeski, Billy Martin, John Scofield, Chris Wood


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, January 2006


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

The first release on their new Indirecto label, Out Louder reunites MMW with their pal John Scofield and rekindles the flame left smoldering from 1997's A Go Go. This time around the foursome is truly a band, rather than a soloist with rhythm section. The main ingredients remain constant groove, blues, funk and soul but they're cooked up differently and the main course is more condensed. "In Case the World Changes Its Mind" is a sluggish, chunky funk head-bopper, with Martin pulling his groove against the pulse while never dragging or missing the downbeat with any of his fills. Medeski's Wurlitzer riff can only be categorized as filthy and his Melodica charming and refreshingly quirky. Keep your fingers crossed that MSMW records again, though you may have to patch some holes in your favorite dancing shoes after this one.

Reviewer: Matt Leskovic

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