Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo

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Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo

Medeski Martin & Wood's beat scientist Billy Martin was on the look out for new collaborations when he encountered Bay Area Hammond B3 wizard Wil Blades. They first played together in January 2011 at San Francisco's groove emporium, The Boom Boom Room. They followed that auspicious bandstand introduction with an even more promising meeting at JazzFest in New Orleans, which led to a series of duo gigs culminating in a Berkeley recording session last December that would ultimately become their debut album Shimmy.

The recording captures their... more