Medeski Martin & Wood: Beeah

Track

Beeah

Group

Medeski Martin & Wood

CD

It's a Jungle in Here (Gramavision GCD 79495)

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Musicians:

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

Composed by Medeski Martin & Wood

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Recorded: New York, August 2-4, 1993

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Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Intensity from the word go is the operative take on "Beeah." The insistent groove-rhythm opens a wormhole straight through your earwax into your cerebrum. This is not a happy groove. There are some malevolent intentions going on here. If you were previously dancing to MMW's infectious grooves, you have now stopped, questioned the band's motives and looked for nearby exits. Do these guys like me? Do they like themselves? Why am I digging this anyway? Certainly they will be easing off soon.

Nope. Right in your face. This is music that will not let you off the rope. I love it when music makes us feel uncomfortable.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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