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Last updated May 22, 2017  11:56 EDT

This is a list of all known performances by John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood. Shows below that have a time listed or a link to a source on db.etree.org were recorded. If you have a copy of any show not included here or a show that's not marked with green in the calendar, please email Tom or fill in the details in the form below.

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In the rightmost column, click on the number links to see the etree source records, s to jump to the show description or t to find recent torrents. Shows that are downloadable from the Live Music Archive have 'LMA' links. At the present time, MMW doesn't allow their shows to be hosted on LMA, but a number of shows where they were part of another band or were a guest for a song or more, are hosted there. For a complete list, go to Solo gigs on Live Music Archive.

Ticket stubs, posters & photos from the shows that confirm the date & venue are included below -- Just click on the thumbnails in the Artist column. 204 ticket stubs, 391 posters, 21 photos added, so far... If you have any that aren't listed here, please email Tom. < mmw AT twilightsw DOT com >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

March 1994 11 12 17 18 20
April 1994 1 29
May 1994 2 5 8 17 22 28 29
June 1994 15 17 27
July 1994 11
August 1994 0 5 8
September 1994 9 10 11
October 1994 15
November 1994 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 29
December 1994 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 16 20 22 23 31

1994
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
3/11/1994MMWFlamingo's, Knoxville, TNOne Set Only: "Knoxville Beat"* > Open Improv, It's A Jungle In Here, "Screeching Flamingos"*, Shack, Worms > Open Improv > Friday Afternoon In The Universe > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub, Clav Intro > Pakalolo > Improv > Chinoiserie, Moti Mo; * first known performance121:2587048 t s
3/12/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GASet 1: "Knoxville Beat", Syeeda's Song Flute > Shack > It's A Jungle In Here, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Worms; Set 2: "Screeching Flamingos", Pakalolo > Improv > Chinoiserie115:23 16181 t s
3/17/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GASet 1: Improv > It's A Jungle In Here, Shack > Improv, Worms > Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; Set 2: We're So Happy > Pakalolo, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Chinoiserie, Moti Mo162:20 33558 t t t 30862 t s
3/18/1994MMWVariety Playhouse, Atlanta, GAPartial show: [missing beginning?] It's A Jungle In Here, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Worms, Chubb Sub; Opened for Aquarium Rescue Unit25:3830863 t s
3/18/1994John Medeski & Billy Martinguest with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA8 songs: Fixin' To Die*, Shoeless Joe*, No Reason To Complain*, No Egos Under Water*, Elevator To The Moon*+, Zambiland*+ > Space Is The Place*+; Encore: Workin' On A Building*+; * with John Medeski; + with Billy Martin61:06LMA s
3/20/1994MMWCat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
4/1/1994MMWFox Theatre, Boulder, COs
4/29/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinJohn Zorn's Electric Masada, Teatro Pio X, Padova, ItalyPartial show (Filler on 12/22/1993): Ziphim; Full show: One Set Only: Janohah, Achshaph, Tzofeh, Rachab, Ziphim, Piram, Bith Aneth, Shilhim, Zeman, Idalah-Abal; John Medeski (organ), John Zorn (alto sax), Marc Ribot (guitar) & Billy Martin (drums)14:51t s
5/2/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinJohn Zorn's Electric Masada, Teatro Capolinea, Milan, Italy
5/5/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinJohn Zorn's Electric Masada, Madrid, Spain
5/8/1994Chris WoodJohn Zorn's Electric Masada, CBGB's 313 Gallery, New York, NYPartial show (Filler on 12/22/1993): Ziphim; Full show: One Set Only: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Ziphim; John Zorn (sax), Marc Ribot (guitar), Chris Wood (bass) & Kenny Wollesen (drums)13:48 (55:42)t s
5/17/1994John MedeskiJohn Medeski & Andre Jaume, Auditorium de la Cité de la Musique, Marseille, Frances
5/22/1994MMWLocal 506, Chapel Hill, NCOne Set Only: Shack, It's A Jungle In Here, Shuck It Up > Drum Solo > Shuck It Up, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Chubb Sub63:1430594 t t t s
5/28/1994MMWGrant Park Jazz Festival, Atlanta, GAOne Set Only: It's A Jungle In Here, Syeeda's Song Flute > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Worms > Chubb Sub, Shack55:41 55:3227689 t t t t t -2- -25814- -84475- s
5/29/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GASet 1: Open Improv > Vergessene Improv* > Open Improv > Shack, We're So Happy > Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Wiggly's Way; Set 2: Pakalolo, Syeeda's Song Flute > Open Improv > Improv (with "Mystery Gus" melody)+ > Open Improv^//; * this improvisation centres around a melody we find popping up later in MMW's shows: On April 14, 2000 they open an acoustic show with a loose working of this melody but it's underdeveloped and never heard from again; the song first debuted in full on April 25, 2007 as part of a short acoustic tour. A version of the song from that tour was later released on the 2012 live acoustic album Free Magic with the following title: Ballade In C Minor, 'Vergessene Seelen'. The song was then subsequently played on the Fall '12 and Spring '13 acoustic tours in support of the album. 'Vergessene Seelen' translates to "Forgotten Souls", so I labeled this improvisation 'Vergessene Improv' -- the forgotten improv. From 3:50-6:45 of the track is kind of a lead-in to the 'Vergessene' melody which comes in strong at that point and is the main theme for the following 6min or so; + "Mystery Gus" melody first introduced just past the 9min mark and solidified @10:05 of this track, might be from a real song but the only other place I've identified the melody is during the band's 4 instrumental performances of the Combustication tune 'Whatever Happened to Gus' in early 1999 (1/14, 1/16, 3/20 & 3/23) -- see The Shack Project 1999 page for links to the shows: https://theshackproject.com/tsp1999/; ^ recording fades out/cuts at the end of this track leaving Set 2 incomplete97:45 26569 t t s
6/15/1994MMWSmall Planet, East Lansing, MI
6/17/1994MMWThe Enclave, Grand Rapids, MIOne Set Only: It's A Jungle In Here, Pakalolo > Beeah, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Worms, Chubb Sub; not verified
6/27/1994Chris WoodMarc Ribot, Tokyo, Japan
7/11/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinLounge Lizards, Opera House, Vienna, AustriaOne Set Only: If I Sleep The Plane Will Crash, She Changed The Shape Of My Pants, Unknown, She Drove Me Mad, One Big Yes, Monsters Over Bangkok, Tibet / John Zorn's S&M Circus, Calvin Goes Apeshit, The Birds Near Her House, Unknown, Yak, No Pain For Cakes127:50 127:53 127:53t t t t s
8/0/1994Chris WoodMarc Ribot 'Shrekhouse', Saalfelden, AustriaMarc Ribot, Chris Wood, Jim Pugliese & Christian Baird
8/5/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GASet 1: The Lover > Jam > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, We're So Happy, Shack; Set 2: Chinoiserie > Caravan > Beeah > Sequels
8/8/1994MMWHole In The Wall, Richmond, VASet 1: The Lover > Shack, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Sequel, Syeeda's Song Flute > Chubb Sub; Set 2: We're So Happy, Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Pakalolo > Beeah, Chinoiserie, Moti Mo115:26 30609 t s
9/9/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinElectric Masada, CBGB's, New York, NYOne Set Only: Karaim, Sahar, Sansanah*, Tzofeh*, Idalah-Abal*, Piram*; * with John Lurie on alto sax88:45 88:56 88:31t t t s
9/10/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinElectric Masada, CBGB's, New York, NYOne Set Only: Piram, Bith Aneth, Aschaph, Peliyot, Ashnah, Jair, Janohah75:24 75:09t t s
9/11/1994John Medeski & Billy MartinElectric Masada, CBGB's, New York, NYOne Set Only: Ziphim, Abidan, Peliyot, Bith Aneth, Beer Sheba91:44 91:40t t s
10/15/1994MMWUnknowns
11/3/1994MMWCrescent City, Chapel Hill, NCs
11/4/1994MMWFlamingo's, Knoxville, TNs
11/5/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GAs
11/6/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GAs
11/8/1994MMWCovered Dish, Gainesville, FLOne Set Only: We're So Happy, Syeeda's Song Flute > LCTDT(P) Open Intro > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Shack, Bass Solo, The Lover > Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Chinoiserie, Chubb Sub; Encore: Sequel 94:31126855 t s
11/10/1994MMWHowlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LAs
11/12/1994MMWLiberty Drug, Norman, OKs
11/15/1994MMWBlue Bird Theater, Denver, COs
11/17/1994MMWUniversity Of Utah, Student Union Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UTs
11/19/1994MMWAjax Lounge, San Jose, CAs
11/20/1994MMWCafé Du Nord, San Francisco, CAs
11/21/1994MMWLuna Park, Los Angeles, CAs
11/22/1994MMWDoc Rickett's, Monterey, CAs
11/23/1994MMWClub Fred, Fresno, CAs
11/25/1994MMWAladdin Theater, Portland, ORs
11/27/1994MMWStarfish Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaOne Set Only: Improv > Beeah, The Lover > Syeeda's Song Flute, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Chubb Sub; Opened for Lost Tribe; not verifieds
11/28/1994MMWRKCNDY/Rockcandy, Seattle, WAOne Set Only: Unknown > Syeeda's Song Flute > Shack, Sequel, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), The Lover; Opened for Lost Tribe; not verifieds
11/29/1994MMWHarpo's, Victoria, British Columbia, Canadas
12/1/1994MMWNight Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canadas
12/2/1994MMWThe Yardbird, Edmonton, Alberta, Canadas
12/3/1994MMWThe Yardbird, Edmonton, Alberta, Canadas
12/5/1994MMWThe Other Side, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canadas
12/6/1994MMWSpectrum Cabaret, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadas
12/8/1994MMWFine Line, Minneapolis, MNs
12/9/1994MMWCubby Bear, Chicago, ILs
12/10/1994MMWMagic Bag, Detroit, MIs
12/16/1994MMWBamboo Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canadas
12/20/1994MMWBlues Alley, Washington, DCSet 1: Syeeda's Song Flute, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Think > Friday Afternoon In The Universe > Chinoiserie; Set 2: The Lover, Sequel, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Worms, Chubb Sub; not verifieds
12/22/1994MMWThe Middle East, Cambridge, MAOne Set Only: Sequel, Shack, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), The Lover > Chubb Sub, Chinoiserie; not verifieds
12/23/1994MMWThe Cooler, New York, NYOne Set Only: Intro > Think, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Sequel, The Lover > Bass Solo > Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Chinoiserie71:4381188 t s
12/31/1994MMWHomage at Little Five Points, Atlanta, GASet 1: Shack, Syeeda's Song Flute, Unknown, Beeah; Set 2: Intro, Think, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Sequel, The Lover > Improv, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Pakalolo > Unknown, Chubb Sub, Moti Mo168:04 1591 t t t s

1994 totals:   57 performances   (50 recorded -- 26.1 hours)

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These pages were created and are maintained by Tom Luhrs. I have no affiliation with MMW other than being a huge fan. Thanks again to MMW for allowing their music to be taped and shared by us all. Thanks also to duggy, moniker, Bill Mulvey (mmwarchives) and RLBayers for various setlist corrections. And, additional thanks go to Drew, Mike, Will, Duffy, Scott, Jamie, Robert, Pat, Derek, David, Mark, Jason and Lance for the ticket stubs & posters. The information listed here is for personal use only and may not be distributed in any manner without written permission. ©Tom Luhrs, 2007-2017