– SHACK THOUGHTS –
Standing out as one of the most incredible run of shows MMW has ever played, these April 2004 gigs of 100% improvisation exhibit the band at the height of their SHACK skills, pulling endless melodies and grooves out of thin air, along with the usual visits to more out-there/open space.
Each night encores with a tune intended for release on End Of the World Party (Just In Case) later in 2004 — Whiney Bitches never made it to the US release, but I think was on the Japanese release, and was later found on the Note Bleu-Best of the Blue Note Years 1998-2005 compilation disc.
All that to say: Dig into these gigs of pure musical exploration … you won’t be disappointed.
enjoy the grooves,
- MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Arcata Community Centre, Arcata, Ca
Monday, April 19, 2004
Set 1: Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Bass Solo > Improv > Drum Solo* > Improv Set 2: Piano Solo# > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Solo > Improv > Acoustic Improv
Encore: Curtis * Chris joins in at very end
# Chris & Billy join in at moments
– SET I (tracks 1-7) –
– SET II (tracks 8-21) –