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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. 205 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 1997 16 19 21 22
April 1997 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26
May 1997 2 3 13 14 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 27
June 1997 12 14 21 29
July 1997 4 18 23 24 25 27 29 30
August 1997 1 2 3 5 6 11 16 30
September 1997 6 14 16 17
October 1997 22
November 1997 8 29
December 1997 3 4 5 6 7 8

1997
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
3/16/1997MMWElizabethbuhne, Salzburg, AustriaOne Set Only: Henduck > Hermeto's Daydream, Think, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Lifeblood, Chinoiserie; Encore: Crosstown Traffic 71:0086541 t s
3/19/1997MMWBlue Note Club, London, EnglandOne Set Only: Organ/Improv Intro > Macha > Wiggly's Way, Beeah, The Lover > Open Improv Intro > Dracula > Henduck, Think, Bubblehouse, Night Marchers, Organ Intro > Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Chubb Sub117:01 1592 t t s
3/21/1997MMWVossa Jazz Festival, Stationen Voss, NorwaySet 1: Untitled Original #47 > Sequel, Lonely Avenue, Lifeblood > Chinoiserie; Set 2: Macha, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Jelly Belly > Drum Outro > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Bubblehouse, Friday Afternoon In The Universe > Dracula, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: The Cape Verdean Blues131:1826791 t t s
3/22/1997MMWVossa Jazz Festival, Stationen Voss, NorwaySet 1: Syeeda's Song Flute > Lorts de Fatour, Bass Intro > Henduck, Night Marchers, Caravan, Chubb Sub; Set 2: The Lover > Open Improv > Hermeto's Daydream, Think, Going Home > Where's Sly?, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Bubblehouse121:4626918 t t t s
4/8/1997MMWUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZSet 1: Start/Stop* > Open Improv > Hip Chops*, Disrobe*, Just Like I Pictured It*, Latin Shuffle* > Bass Solo; Set 2: Fast Clicks* > Improv > Open Improv > Nocturne Improv*+ > Everyday People*, Bubblehouse; Encore: Crosstown Traffic; * first known performance; + an embryonic version of the COMBUSTICATION tune, Nocturne114:16 114:1629171 t 87065 t s
4/9/1997MMWElectric Ballroom, Tempe, AZs
4/11/1997MMWThe Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CASet 1: "Down On Me '97 Improv"*, Start/Stop > Hip Chops, Fast Clicks, Just Like I Pictured It, Latin Shuffle; Set 2: "Dysfunctional Ash Groove"+ > Drum Solo, Disrobe, Everyday People, Bubblehouse, Jelly Belly; Encore: Think; * earliest noted recording of the Down On Me melody; + first known performance125:15 78853 t t s
4/12/1997MMWThe Message music festival, Pomona College, The Greek, Claremont, CAOne Set Only: The Lover > Start/Stop > Sequel, Macha > Wiggly's Way, Disrobe; Encore: Bass Solo > Chubb Sub 51:2589030 t s
4/12/1997MMWEl Ray Theater, Los Angeles, CAOne Set Only: Start/Stop > Fast Clicks > Disrobe > Open Improv > Bass Solo > Think, Latin Shuffle, Everyday People, Open Improv/Intro > Night Marchers, Coconut Boogaloo > Drum Solo, Bubblehouse; Encore: Hip Chops; shared bill with Critters Buggin' 101:1989131 t s
4/13/1997MMWBrick by Brick, San Diego, CAOne Set Only: Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Open Improv > Start/Stop, Organ Intro > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Disrobe, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Fast Clicks, Everyday People, Organ Intro > Bubblehouse; Encore: Lonely Avenue; shared bill with Critters Buggin' 97:4689451 t s
4/14/1997MMWGalaxy Theater, Santa Ana, CAwith Critters Buggins
4/16/1997MMWCrest Theater, Sacramento, CAOne Set Only: Lifeblood > Disrobe, Just Like I Pictured It, Start/Stop > Open Improv > Latin Shuffle, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Fast Clicks > Everyday People, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Chinoiserie 118:5087216 t s
4/17/1997MMW
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CAOne Set Only: Latin Shuffle, Disrobe, Just Like I Pictured It, Start/Stop, Hip Chops, "Dysfunctional Ash Groove" > Everyday People, Bubblehouse, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Chinoiserie; Critters Buggin opened for MMW100:5726952 t t t s
4/18/1997MMW
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CAOne Set Only: Just Like I Pictured It, Start/Stop, Fast Clicks, Disrobe > Open Improv > Dracula, Latin Shuffle, Bubblehouse; Encore: Coconut Boogaloo > Everyday People; Critters Buggin opened for MMW88:4526953 t t s
4/19/1997MMWPalookaville, Santa Cruz, CASet 1: "Dysfunctional Ash Groove", Just Like I Pictured It, Open Improv/Intro > Start/Stop, Henduck, Hip Chops; Set 2: Disrobe > Open Improv/Intro > Fast Clicks, Drum Intro > Latin Shuffle (with Bass Solo), Macha > Wiggly's Way, Night Marchers, Pakalolo158:17s
4/20/1997MMWSan Jose State University, Ballroom, San Jose, CA
4/22/1997MMWThe Wild Duck, Eugene, ORSet 1: Just Like I Pictured It, Start/Stop, Latin Shuffle > Coconut Boogaloo > Fast Clicks > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus; Set 2: Unknown, Lifeblood, Improv > Wiggly's Way, Disrobe, Crosstown Traffic, Everyday People, Chubb Sub; not verifieds
4/23/1997MMWWestern Washington University, Bellingham, WAs
4/24/1997MMWLa Luna, Portland, ORSet 1: Chinoiserie, Start/Stop, Coconut Boogaloo > Open Improv > "Dysfunctional Ash Groove" > Drum Outro, Just Like I Pictured It; Set 2: Bubblehouse, Latin Shuffle, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Friday Afternoon In the Universe > Dracula > Fast Clicks > Disrobe > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub, Open Intro > Night Marchers; Encore: Everyday People145:1983666 t t s
4/25/1997MMWThe Backstage, Seattle, WASet 1: Latin Shuffle, Disrobe > Fast Clicks > Open Improv > Night Marchers, Hip Chops, The Lover; Set 2: Open Improv > Worms, Start/Stop, Crosstown Traffic > Open Improv, Just Like I Pictured It, "Dysfunctional Ash Groove" > Open Improv > Dracula, Bubblehouse, Coconut Boogaloo; Encore: Sequel 130:1989638 t s
4/26/1997MMWThe Backstage, Seattle, WASet 1: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Lifeblood > Think, Start/Stop, "Dysfunctional Ash Groove"# > Just Like I Pictured It#; Set 2: Fast Clicks, Disrobe, Latin Shuffle (with Bass Solo ) > Coconut Boogaloo#*, Everyday People, Crosstown Traffic#*; Encore: Bubblehouse; # with Steve Berlin on baritone sax (from Los Lobos); * with Skerik on tenor sax 142:5188490 t s
5/2/1997John Medeski & Chris Woodguest with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Contemporary Arts Center Warehouse, New Orleans, LA1 song: Ramblin'41:1577963 t s
5/2/1997MMWContemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Latin Shuffle, Start/Stop, Crosstown Traffic, Disrobe > Drum Solo, Fast Clicks, Just Like I Pictured It, Hip Chops, Bubblehouse; Opened for Bela Fleck & The Flecktones78:21 79:2716209 t 34734 t t -25836- s
5/3/1997MMW
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Sequel, Chinoiserie, Start/Stop, Just Like I Pictured It#, Latin Shuffle#, Coconut Boogaloo > Night Marchers, Everyday People, Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; Encore: Bubblehouse, Disrobe; # with Michael Ray; The Dirty Dozen opened for MMW101:4634735 t t s
5/13/1997MMWThe Armory, Portland, MEOne Set Only: Night Marchers > Latin Shuffle64:15s
5/14/1997MMWOld Lantern Dancehall, Charlotte, VTOne Set Only: Fast Clicks > The Lover > Bubblehouse, Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps), Disrobe > Chubb Sub; Opened for Maceo Parker57:3698997 t s
5/16/1997MMW
The Orpheum, Boston, MAOne Set Only: Bubblehouse, Just Like I Pictured It, Latin Shuffle, Disrobe > Drum Solo > Fast Clicks, Coconut Boogaloo; Opened for Maceo Parker63:4085124 t t s
5/17/1997MMWPines Theater, Northampton, MAOpened for Maceo Parkers
5/18/1997MMWPalace Theater, New Haven, CTOne Set Only: Jelly Belly, Unknown > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Latin Shuffle, Crosstown Traffic, Unknown, Unknown, Bubblehouse; Opened for Maceo Parker; not verifieds
5/20/1997MMWStone Balloon, Newark, DE
5/21/1997MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PAOne Set Only: Disrobe > Latin Shuffle > Chubb Sub, Start/Stop > Fast Clicks, Just Like I Pictured It > Chinoiserie, Bubblehouse; Opened for Maceo Parker72:3789654 t s
5/22/1997MMW9:30 Club, Washington, DCwith Maceo Parkers
5/23/1997MMWMillennium Center, Winston-Salem, NCOne Set Only: Think, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Coconut Boogaloo, Chubb Sub, Moti Mo, Disrobe, Bubblehouse, Crosstown Traffic58:3216182 t s
5/24/1997MMWNorthwestern University, Evanston, ILOne Set Only: Start/Stop, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Disrobe > Coconut Boogaloo > Lifeblood > Sequel, Bubblehouse, Macha > Think, Just Like I Pictured It, The Lover > Everyday People, Night Marchers; Encore: Crosstown Traffic106:37 106:35 23960 t 82702 t s
5/27/1997MMWOrensanz Arts Center, New York, NYOne Set Only: Hermeto's Daydream, Hip Chops > Bass Solo > Latin Shuffle, Querencia > Drum Solo52:4318 t s
6/12/1997MMWWXPN 88.5 World Cafe Radio, Tongue And Groove Studios, (Broadcast 7/11/1997), Philadelphia, PAOne Set Only: Interview, Improv > Disrobe, Interview, Latin Shuffle, Interview, Coconut Boogaloo > Everyday People55:208783 t s
6/14/1997MMWCity Stages, Miller Lite Stage, Birmingham, ALOne Set Only: Improv > Wiggly's Way > Disrobe > Drum Solo > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub, Dracula# > Coconut Boogaloo, Night Marchers, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Bubblehouse; # with Michael Ray; not verifieds
6/21/1997MMWSummerStage, Central Park, New York, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Hermeto's Daydream, Night Marchers, Coconut Boogaloo, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Disrobe, Bubblehouse63:07 64:06 63:44 8410 89812 t s
6/29/1997MMWSaratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NYOne Set Only: Open > Sequel, Lifeblood > Disrobe > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > Drum Solo > Coconut Boogaloo > The Cape Verdean Blues56:45 56:4580109 t t t s
7/4/1997MMWHigh Sierra Music Festival, Bear Valley, CAOne Set Only: Night Marchers, Think, Lifeblood > The Cape Verdean Blues, Just Like I Pictured It > Disrobe, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; not verifieds
7/18/1997MMWLoDo Music Festival, Denver, CO
7/23/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS
7/24/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
7/25/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, INOne Set Only: Open Improv > Hermeto's Daydream > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Jelly Belly, Dracula, Crosstown Traffic37:4326955 t t s
7/27/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, MIOne Set Only: Improv > Night Marchers > Wiggly's Way, Chinoiserie, Bass solo > Chubb Sub not verified
7/29/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Riverbend Amphitheater, Cincinnati, OH
7/30/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus, OHOne Set Only: Fast Clicks > Start/Stop, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, The Cape Verdean Blues, Lonely Avenue35:0793853 t t s
7/30/1997Chris Wood"The Chris Wood Quartet plus 2", H.O.R.D.E. Festival, H.O.R.D.E.-O-Culture Stage Jam, Columbus, OHwith members of Morphine; One Set Only: 'Instant Song #1', Pulled Over The Car, Eleven O'Clock, Swing It Low, unknown instrumental snippet26:30t
8/1/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, River's Edge, Somerset, WI
8/2/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
8/2/1997John MedeskiH.O.R.D.E. Jam, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Workshop Stage, East Troy, WIOne Set Only: Birthday Cake, 11 O'Clock, Pulled Over The Car, Lilah*; * no Les, but with "Jane" (Ben Folds 5) on cello; Les Claypool (bass), Dana Colley (baritone sax), Billy Conway (drums), John Medeski (clavinet, organ) & Mark Sandman (vocals, slide bass)33:19t s
8/3/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, ILOne Set Only: Out Of This World, Just Like I Pictured It, Disrobe, Think, Bubblehouse28:5692742 t t s
8/3/1997John MedeskiH.O.R.D.E. Jam, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, New World Music Theatre, Workshop Stage, Tinley Park, ILOne Set Only: You Look Like Rain, Pulled Over The Car, I Was A Drunk, Swing It Low; Les Claypool (bass), Dana Colley (baritone sax), Billy Conway (drums), John Medeski (clavinet, organ), John Popper (harmonica) & Mark Sandman (vocals, slide bass)42:32 44:2326610 t t t s
8/5/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Vernon Downs, Vernon, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Henduck, Macha > Just Like I Pictured It, Crosstown Traffic33:5213413 t t t s
8/6/1997MMWH.O.R.D.E. Festival, Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
8/11/1997MMWPNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJOne Set Only: Where's Sly?, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Lifeblood, Dracula, Bubblehouse; # with 25 piece orchestra conducted by David Campbell36:34 34:17 35:2425486 25777 t 91466 t s
8/16/1997MMWNewport Jazz Festival, Newport, RIPartial show (Filler on 8/12/2004): Latin Shuffle > Coconut Boogaloo, Interview10:34 10:32 10:3525741 t t s
8/30/1997MMWBumbershoot Festival, Memorial Stadium, Seattle Center, Seattle, WAOne Set Only: Dracula > Worms, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > Everyday People > Night Marchers, Bubblehouse 52:3193748 t -19- s
9/6/1997MMWGallup Park, Ann Arbor, MIOne Set Only: Chinoiserie, Lifeblood, Latin Shuffle, Disrobe > Chubb Sub, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Coconut Boogaloo, Night Marchers, Improv, Bubblehouse81:55122462 t s
9/14/1997MMWBurt Bacharach Tribute, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NYOne Set Only: What The World Needs Now > Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Trains And Boats And Planes, Mexican Divorce20:36 20:3715046 93464 t s
9/16/1997MMWElectric Factory (Private party for MSNBC), Philadelphia, PAs
9/17/1997MMWKnitting Factory (Private party for MSNBC), New York, NY
10/22/1997John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Emergency!, Knitting Factory, New York, NYOne Set Only: No Setlist Available65:28 65:29t t s
11/8/1997John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Tribute to Larry Young, Knitting Factory, New York, NYOne Set Only: No Setlist Available58:52 58:51t s
11/29/1997MMWBAM Opera House, Brooklyn, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Combustication > Start/Stop, Sugar Craft, Coconut Boogaloo, No Ke Ano Ahiahi > Church Of Logic, Just Like I Pictured It, Latin Shuffle, Chubb Sub83:3026251 t s
12/3/1997MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PASet 2: Coconut Boogaloo, Sugar Craft > Improv > Dracula, No Ke Ano Ahiahi, Going Home > This Here, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > Worms, Just Like I Pictured It, Bubblehouse; Encore: Chinoiserie104:0093734 t s
12/4/1997MMWCapitol Ballroom, Washington, DCSet 1: Improv > Basso Profondo > Drum Solo > Improv, Naima, Disrobe > Wiggly's Way; Set 2: Start/Stop, Combustication > Just Like I Pictured It, The Cape Verdean Blues, No Ke Ano Ahiahi > Church Of Logic > Drum Solo, Night Marchers, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo; Encore: Sugar Craft > Chubb Sub137:55 138:53 140:314275 93797 t 6137 s
12/5/1997MMWRitz Theater, Raleigh, NCSet 1: Improv > Going Home > Hip Chops, Macha > Unknown; Set 2: Coconut Boogaloo, Just Like I Pictured It, Sugar Craft > Church Of Logic > Combustication > Everyday People, Think, This Here, Bubblehouse; Encore: No Ke Ano Ahiahi133:213989 t s
12/6/1997MMWTennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TNSet 1: Improv > Basso Profondo > Improv, Big Time, The Cape Verdean Blues; Set 2: Improv* > Combustication > Start/Stop, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Coconut Boogaloo, Just Like I Pictured It, Sugar Craft, No Ke Ano Ahiahi, This Here**, Night Marchers; Encore: Chubb Sub; * with Medeski on house pipe organ (Billy: "You saw it here first.") Show dedicated to the memory of Samurai Celestial; ** Bobby Timmons song139:1826956 t t t s
12/7/1997MMWAtlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GASet 1: Sugar Craft, Dracula, Church Of Logic > Drum Solo, Hip Chops, Lifeblood, Coconut Boogaloo; Set 2: Intro, Start/Stop, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Disrobe, Just Like I Pictured It, No Ke Ano Ahiahi, Bubblehouse; Encore: Macha > Wiggly's Way128:43972 t t t s
12/8/1997MMWFive Points South Music Hall, Birmingham, ALSet 1: Improv > Henduck > Bass Solo, Sugar Craft* > Improv > No Ke Ano Ahiahi; Set 2: Church Of Logic > Coconut Boogaloo, Just Like I Pictured It, Start/Stop > Drum Solo, Jelly Belly > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo; Encore: Bubblehouse; * with A Night In Tunisia teases in Improv161:2628621 t s

1997 totals:   71 performances   (60 recorded -- 69.0 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, Lance and Matt 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