Medeski, Martin & Wood Launch Acoustic LP

With a live acoustic album on the way, jazz fusion jam outfit Medeski, Martin & Wood will give the work a proper send-off with five straight acoustic shows in New York.

The trio will set up a minor residency at New York's Angel Orensanz Center beginning on April 12 and running through April 16 to mark the release of "Tonic." The album arrives on April 25 and captures the group during a nine-night stand at the New York club Tonic (hence the album title).

The collection finds the band working through four new songs ("Invocation," "Seven Deadlies," "Rise Up," and "Thaw") as well as four covers: Duke Ellington's "Afrique," John Coltrane's "Your Lady," Bud Powell's "Buster Rides Again," and Billy Roberts' "Hey Joe."

The five-night New York run marks the start of two months' worth of touring for Medeski, Martin & Wood that will see the band hit Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival as well as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

If you want to see

what Medeski, Martin & Wood have up their collective sleeve this time around, here's where to catch them:

  • 4/12 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Theatre
  • 4/13 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Theatre
  • 4/14 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Theatre
  • 4/15 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Theatre
  • 4/16 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Theatre
  • 4/22 - Auburn, AL @ Auburn University
  • 5/5 - Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival
  • 5/6 - New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
  • 6/17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indy Jazz Fest