FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE
|Trouble playing tunes?|
- MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Lucille’s, Knoxville, TN
Sunday, September 12, 1993
Set 1: United, Chubb SubSet 2: Syeeda’s Song Flute, Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Hermeto’s Day Dream, Wiggly’s Way, Moti MoSetlist incomplete
Includes band interviews
– SET I partial (tracks 1-2) –
– SET II partial (tracks 3-5) –
– Set II (Partial) + Interviews (tracks 6-11) –
– ONE VIDEO SET –
– LOCAL TV BROADCAST –
– Set I/II mix + Interviews –
@00:00 – ‘Announcer Intro’*
@00:50 – Syeeda’s Song Flute//+
@03:23 – ‘Interviews’
@05:24 – Chubb Sub
@17:41 – ‘Interview’
@19:04 – Friday Afternoon In the Universe^
@27:19 – Hermeto’s Day Dream
@36:47 – ‘Interview’
@37:39 – Wiggly’s Way
@43:59 – ‘Announcer Outro’
@44:16 – ‘Interview’%
@44:46 – Moti Mo//$
* Syeeda’s is playing under the introduction then the image fades over to the band in progress
+ fades out as the song is cut short by interviews
^ titled “Hermeto’s Daydream” on screen during the video
% Moti Mo is playing under the announcer then the image fades over to the band in progress
$ fades out as the song is cut short by the video ending
– SHACK THOUGHTS –
FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE (FAITU#1)
The Shack Project celebrates MMW @25 years!
Welcome to what I hope will be a weekly series. I’ve had folks ask about me sharing and recommending some live MMW, so I hope this helps lead some of you over to the dark side of the groove – MMW!
For this first FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE (FAITU) we go all the way back to 1993, MMW are roughly 2 years into their development at this point and are well into exploring the electric side of their sound, having started together in a more acoustic set-up in ‘91– Chris is still holding to the stand-up at this point (in later interviews we’ll hear Chris talk about how he disliked many electric bass sounds, so it took him a while to find what he liked). This particular gig, at a club in Knoxville, TN called Lucille’s, while incomplete is an interesting glimpse into a young band hungry to bust out their sound.
We’ve got both audio and video available for you, each offering something a little different. Some of the audio is a little cleaner sounding, but the video is WELL worth soaking in to see the guys tackling some “classic” MMW in the early years and also getting a chance to hear them talk about their craft in various interview segments – the video comes from a Local TV station’s coverage of the performance.
And, of course, my first FAITU sharing *has* to include that most groovy of tunes: Friday Afternoon In the Universe itself! The video labels it incorrectly as it appears just before Hermeto’s Daydream actually starts, but it’s a nice early take on the tune which would eventually be released a couple of years later on an album by the same name. (One of the interviews has John raving about Hermeto Pascoal and the development of the Daydream tune – VERY cool to hear! Gotta check out some Hermeto, folks!)
happy Friday and enjoy the grooves,
Posted on January 22, 2016, in Jazz, Live Music, Music and tagged 1993, Billy Martin, bittorrent downloads, bt.etree.org, Chris Wood, Improvisation, Jazz, John Medeski, Live Music, Medeski Martin & Wood, MMW, The Shack Project. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on FAITU#1.