It just gets better and better. It was as if their musical memory kicked in suddenly and they took it all to another level. I don't even know how it's possible to top that amazing 1st set, but they did it. It went to places only the 4 of them could go. Forget my same setlist theory, this set was completely and totally different. It really belonged in a standing/dancing venue. There was also a dofference in that there were talkers there this set. You could only hear them during the quieter moments, but it was wierd and annoying. The music was too good to remember you were with other people.
They ended it with an amazing "Hey Joe".
I'm kicking myself for not buying tickets for the show with Mary Ehrlich and the straight up MMW. My loss as I heard they were awesome.
Senegalese percussionist Aïyb Dieng and multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich will join Medeski, Martin & Wood
as special guests during some of their upcoming Blue Note residency
shows. Dieng will play with the group on December 11, while Ehrlich will
sit in on December 15. As previously reported,
the modern jazz trio will also be joined by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline
on December 12, guitarist Marc Ribot on December 13 and saxophonist Bill
Evans on December 14. Their final residency shows on December 16 will
be pure Medeski, Martin & Wood. The trio will play two shows per
night throughout the residency, with one show at 8pm and one at 10:30pm.