On September 26, Indirecto Records releases Out Louder, the improvisation-fueled album from John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin, & Chris Wood. This fall, MSMW will embark on their first-ever headlining tour. Look for the collective to perform music from both Out Louder and Scofield's A Go Go.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood's current tour:

11.10/06 Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
11.11/06 Philadelphia, PA | Electric Factory
11.12/06 Northampton, MA | Calvin Theatre
11.14/06 Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
11.15/06 Providence, RI | Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11.16/06 Boston, MA | Berklee Performance Center
12.03/06 Lawrence, KS | Liberty Hall
12.04/06 Columbia, MO | The Blue Note
12.05/06 St Louis, MO | Mississippi Nights
12.07/06 Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
12.08/06 Milwaukee, WI | The Eagles Club
12.09/06 Chicago, IL | Vic Theatre
12.10/06 Indianapolis, IN | The Vogue


Photo by Danny Clinch
On September 26, Indirecto Records releases Out Louder, the improvisation-fueled date from John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin, & Chris Wood. It is the inaugural release for Medeski Martin & Wood's Indirecto label. Out Louder is jam-packed with irresistible grooves and spontaneous improvisation, music made not above nor below, but rather in some altogether hipper place.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood first recorded together on Scofield's A Go Go (Verve 1998), a disc that has become a must-have classic. That project united jazz guitarist Scofield with the eclectic improvisational jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood on material composed by Scofield and interpreted by all four musicians.

Out Louder, however, is a genuine four-way collaboration between Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. "A Go Go was John's record and we were essentially sidemen, where Out Louder musically comes from all of us" explains Wood.

Scofield adds that much of the material was composed when the foursome "would play free stuff, listen back, make a song out of it, and then go back with that idea in mind and play free again."

Recorded in under a week at Shacklyn, MMW's fabled downtown Brooklyn studio, Out Louder reeks of the scruffy, spirited basement in which it was created. There's the undeniably funky "Little Walter Rides Again," the free jazz excursions of "Miles Behind," and the improvisation-rich take on Peter Tosh's reggae anthem "Legalize It." This is music not of this world, yet rooted in the earth tones of jazz, funk, and blues. Music from the heart, for the mind, and made to shake the earth, not to mention the body.

"People connect with grooves and funk, they feel it in their gut," says Medeski. "You don't have to play a lot of notes to connect with people. The groove and spirit is what connects with people."

And there is more to come, as Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood embark on their first-ever tour (dates will be announced soon), showcasing their collaborative, instinctive sound. Look for them to perform music from Out Louder and A Go Go, with several yet-to-be-released tunes poised to be thrown into the mix.

Yes, this music does come from a deep, hip, funky place, and Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood are ready to take it out there and everywhere.

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Death Cube K Wed 7/12/2006 10:46AM
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Death Cube K

nothing needs to be said. I know you're all pumpin fist right now

pickleface starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 11:04AM
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Hell yea! I cannot wait to hop on tour with MMW and Scofield and get down with the out there exciting funk! How cool would it be if MMW joins the Jamcruise with a bit of Scofield's guitar wizardry.

gratefuldave starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 11:21AM
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This is the news I've been waiting for. A Go Go literally changed my musical life and there is no better collaboration than Sco and MMW. Tread on, tread on!

moskeyombus starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 11:25AM
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Zapzapa starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 12:02PM
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get ready for this shit

Jamayka starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 01:51PM
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sickness. this 1 is a long-time comin'. can't wait! bring da funk.

pheelalrights starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/12/2006 04:40PM
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Rather see Sco with MMW than Phil, my favorite bass master of all time. Can't wait.

craikes13 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 06:07AM
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It would be the perfect addition to what is already a funky, funky lineup. I cannot wait until January. =)

fydo1974 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 08:42AM
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This is going to kick so much ass.

Revelation Revolution starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 09:49AM
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Revelation Revolution

This is a celebration MMW and Scofield. Hope they swing through Ohio.

TLGchris starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 10:52AM
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This is great..lets just hope they hit the midwest hard

jhrt3349 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 01:56PM
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thank god, a new mmw album, best news since eotwp was announced. lets hope they hit up NYC a couple dozen times, haha, yesssss

ks64917 Thu 7/13/2006 05:51PM
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Why not Scofield Martin Medeski and Wood ,Or perhaps Martin Medeki Scofield and Wood, or even Wood Martin Scofieid and Medeski. How ever you say it count me in, Sco and MMW will for sure bring the funk.

PCPrabbit starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/14/2006 07:13AM
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What have we fans done to deserve such generosity from these busy guys. A Go Go is an all time classic I'll play for my kids one day and I'm sure OL will live up to our expectations. Thank you thank you MSMW.

londonko starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/14/2006 02:21PM
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YES... YES... YES....

and to the guy asking why not the other iterations of name combinations, it's because John Medeski is the best modern keyboardist alive (and the others are only some of the best of their given instruments).

I'll be buying it (from their website) the day it comes out.

Profits for MMW! YAY!

Alex.Anastas starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/16/2006 05:27PM
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A-GO-GO is one of my favorite albums to throw on, of all time, and I am certain this will be just as good!

zusman1400 Thu 7/20/2006 10:56AM
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East Coast and Mid-West dates. What about the West side?

mtm6595 starstarstar Thu 7/20/2006 12:35PM
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Why are there no West Coast Shows!!!? Damn It!

dannymo starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/20/2006 09:15PM
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I just shit myself! 12/10 here I come

brad1 starstarstarstar Fri 7/21/2006 03:46AM
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no new york show ? (wimper...)

msm starstarstar Fri 7/21/2006 06:03AM
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Please add some dirty south dates. GA in particular. They're playing Kansas but can't come to GA? WTF!?

scacioppo Fri 7/21/2006 06:37AM
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come a show in new york!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nicholas1 Fri 7/21/2006 09:17AM
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it's going to be a great winter!

OMS211 Fri 7/21/2006 10:45AM
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there has to be at least one NYC this a joke

BasketRock24 Fri 7/21/2006 11:29AM
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I think there sort of has to be a New York show considering they're all based there. There are some open dates in there- maybe they're still working on more shows.

officialrx starstarstarstar Fri 7/21/2006 01:29PM
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Like George Michael might say, you gotta have faith. Of course there will be New York dates. Perhaps even in addition to the inevitable annual Halloween blowout. Plus I've noticed that for some reason bands commonly announce NYC a week or so later. I guess either there's more bureaucratic red tape to clear through or there's more rabid fans eager to snatch up tickets. Either way....can't wait fr MMW and Sco to tear this city a new one. I mean borough.

bagofunk starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/21/2006 02:17PM
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now I only have two more wishes...

T.Ivey Fri 7/21/2006 10:49PM
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Show some love to the south...damn.

tuna1 starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/22/2006 11:59AM
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They need to show some love for the southeast !

Death Cube K Sat 7/22/2006 12:55PM
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Death Cube K

when's the on sale?

nugghupher starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/22/2006 06:24PM
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How the hell can U top this..... NICE. Billy Martin is hands down one of the best drummers in the Scene. He lays down some grooves. Honestly i would pay to see him alone on stage... Their all just nasty together, might be one of the nastiest combos in the jamnation...(+ oysterhead original 1'st tour).
See yall in Philly.........

herbivore starstarstarstar Sat 7/22/2006 11:14PM
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what's up on Texas? Dallas, or at least Austin? We need love too. FEED US THE FUNK !!!!!!!!

hurricane23 starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/23/2006 03:52PM
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The midwest for once gets a super sweet christmas time treat. Man After seeing sco at the Christmas jam I can not wait for these dates. In an era where so many musicians fail to consistenly deliver MMW just keeps impressing me.

ambrosiajam starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/25/2006 05:53AM
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At least they are playing in wisconsin "YAY" Finally one of those raging things going on this year that actually hits up WISCONSIN! I'm psyched Trey with mmw at 10klf late night was sick but SCOFIELD?! This is gonna be madness! Cant wait.

londonko star Tue 7/25/2006 08:31AM
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I am so angry that they aren't coming to michigan, I could scream.

insignia Wed 7/26/2006 10:22AM
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MangoNutbag Wed 7/26/2006 11:46AM
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I like (borat voice)

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Its a good album.. More spazz jazzy than a go go. but then again.. this is Schofield with MMW, not the other way around. You cant go wrong here, just expect some craziness, wackyness, and wierd noises. :) Peace, Ya'll.

posa starstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 05:54PM
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see you in Chicago!

gonePHISHin2 Tue 8/1/2006 06:46AM
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this tour is going to be completely outrageous....i think i'll be hitting missouri,milwaukee, and chicago...cannot wait to here some more of that sick funk those three produce and with scofield who the hell knows if we'll even be able to handle it, its gonna be sick

chooglin Wed 10/4/2006 07:16AM
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mmw hasnt come out west in a little while, meaning Denver. Sco is playin boulder in april, but WE NEED MSMW sometime during that week and a half layoff before heading to the MIDWEST????!?!??!!!

Samzo starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/26/2006 06:47PM
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I am convinced that MMW have forgotten Canada completely *sigh*. Sick CD... but please stop making me cross the goddamn border!!