Medeski Martin & Wood at Slow Food Rocks

Medeski, Martin & Wood are going out on tour soon to support a new experiment:

The Radiolarian Series – named after a type of single-celled organism with dazzlingly intricate exoskeletons – is designed to subvert the age-old music industry cycle of write/record/tour. The trio, consisting of keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood, will convene for brief writing retreats, perform only that new material on tour, record the material immediately after getting off the road, and release it as an album on their own Indirecto label.

The process will be repeated three times, resulting in three albums – the first of which,
Radiolarians I, will be in stores on September 30th.

We’ve got the first mp3 from the project here and I imagine the band will be having some fun on their fall tour. They were having a blast when they played at Slow Food Rocks. I still have a ton of photos to put up from that festival, too. Read on for the dates.

Medeski, Martin & Wood – “Free Go Lily” [mp3] (from Radiolarians I)

Medeski Martin & Wood Tour Dates

09.16.08 – Teatro Oriente – Santiago De Chile
09.18.08 – Bourbon St. – Sao Paulo
09.19.08 – Canecao – Rio de Janeiro
09.20.08 – SESC Vila Mariana – Sao Paulo
09.21.08 – SESC Vila Mariana – Sao Paulo
09.23.08 – Teatro Gran Rex – Buenos Aires
09.28.08 – Bearsville Theatre – Bearsville, NY
10.31.08 – The Garden Hall – Yebisu, Tokyo
11.01.08 – The Garden Hall – Yebisu, Tokyo
11.12.08 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
11.13.08 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11.14.08 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
11.15.08 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
11.16.08 – Van Duzer Theatre – Arcata, CA
11.18.08 – McNears Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
11.19.08 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
11.20.08 – Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
11.21.08 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11.22.08 – John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Sparks, NV

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