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1 - Hermeto's Daydream (Medeski/Martin) [7:11]
2 - The Saint (Medeski) [6:58]
3 - La Garonne (Medeski) [5:51]
4 - Orbits (W.Shorter) [4:25]
5 - Uncle Chubb (Medeski/Martin/Wood) [7:04]
6 - Rebirth (Medeski/Martin/Wood) [4:43]
7 - Otis (Medeski) [6:28]
8 - United (W.Shorter) [8:29]
9 - Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills) [8:18]
10 - Querencia (Medeski) [12:48]

Bonus Track:
11 - Can't Get What You Want


NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND remastered w/bonus track digipack edition

This is the first record by Medeski Martin & Wood, originally released in 1992. This independently produced CD captures the trio's acoustic piano format and includes a horn section. This version is remastered with a bonus track from the original recording session.

“**** (4 stars) Big fun…get this one! –Downbeat

“Who said tradition has to be predictable? Certainly not pianist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood, whose first album will leave the open-minded listener grinning wide at their audacious wit and flawless ensemble work…riveting and fresh.” - Jazziz

John Medeski - piano
Billy Martin - drums and percussion
Chris Wood - acoustic bass

Special guests:
Steven Bernstein, trumpet
Bill Lowe, tuba, trombone
Curtis Hasselbring, trombone
Thomas Chapin, alto saxophone, alto flute
Doug Yates, bass clarinet

Produced By MMW
Horn Arrangements by John Medeski
Recorded by David Baker
Recorded at Baby Monster, NYC, December
15 & 16, 1991 and at Water Music, Hoboken, January 23, 1992
All trio recordings live to DAT.
Cover art - "Balafon" - and cover design: Billy Martin

©2004 Amulet Records