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Medeski, Martin and Wood: The Dropper

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Over the course of seven proper albums, Medeski, Martin and Wood have traveled to lands as far flung as free jazz, experimental hip-hop and funk.

On their latest, The Dropper, they take stock of their various influences and come out with arguably their most solid record to date. The molten opening jam “We Are Rolling” kicks things off, with keyboardist John Medeski blowing in full Hendrix/white-noise mode, facing off against Billy Martin’s churning junglist drums and Chris Wood’s dubby basslines.

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