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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. 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 >

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January 2002 1
February 2002 19 20
March 2002 19
April 2002 6 7 9 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 25 26
May 2002 3 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 25
June 2002 6 7 14 15
July 2002 4 5 6
August 2002 11 21 22 23 31
September 2002 5 7 8 13 15 21 22 26 27 28 29
October 2002 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 23 24 25 26 27 30 31
November 2002 1 2 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23
December 2002 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 31

2002
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/1/2002MMWUmbria Jazz Festival, Sala Expo, Orvieto, ItalyPartial show: Moti Mo11:56s
2/19/2002MMWTurntable Sessions, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CONo Setlist Available; The Turntable Sessions #1 - Winter 2002 (Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO) featuring: Billy Martin - curator, percussion, gadgets; DJ Olive (turntables); Scotty Hard (turntables); John Medeski (keyboards); Chris Wood (bass); Mike Ill (guitar, vocals); Min Xiao Fen (Pipa); Charlie Burnham (violin); The show originated in collaboration with NYC's EXITART LP Show last July. Each DJ improvises in a duet setting with the other instrumentalists and a final encore of the entire ensemble concludes. This is the first of a series of tours throughout the US and beyond this year.106:089518 s
2/20/2002MMWTurntable Sessions, Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSet 1: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv; Encore: Improv; The Turntable Sessions #2 - Winter 2002 (Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO) featuring: DJ Olive (turntables); Scotty Hard (turntables); Charlie Burnham (violin); Min Xiao Fen (Pipa); Mike iLL - vocals/guitar (Set 2 ONLY); Chris Wood - bass (Set 2 ONLY); Billy Martin - the host & percussionist; John Medeski - keyboards125:20 127:379519 t s
3/19/2002MMWTurntable Sessions, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
4/6/2002MMWBirmingham Southern College, Birmingham, ALSet 1: Improv > Pappy Check > Macha > Improv > Uninvisible > Drum Solo > The Lover > Big Time; Set 2: Ten Dollar High > Lifeblood > Shacklyn Knights > Fire > Smoke > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Night Marchers127:39 127:399025 28924 t t t s
4/7/2002MMWThree Rivers Music Festival, Columbia, SCOne Set Only: Improv, Uninvisible, Pappy Check, Drum Solo, No Ke Ano Ahiahi, Bass Solo, Fire > Smoke; not verified
4/9/2002MMWTower Records - SOHO (In-Store Performance), New York, NYOne Set Only: Pappy Check > Ten Dollar High, Uninvisible > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, I Wanna Ride You; 6 song performance for release of Uninvisible35:15 8839 t s
4/12/2002MMWFillmore Auditorium, Denver, COSet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Pappy Check, Ten Dollar High > Lifeblood > Felic > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights, Que Sera Sera#; Set 2: Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible+ > Nocturnal Transmission+, The Saint+, Wiggly's Way+ > Moti Mo+; Encore: I Wanna Ride You+; with DJ P Love for the entire show; # with Norah Jones on vocals; + with Uninvisible Horns of Denver led by Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob)135:34 135:359023 t s
4/13/2002MMWLensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NMSet 1: Improv > Lifeblood > Open Improv > Percussion'n'Bass > Ten Dollar High, Where Have You Been? > Big Time, Acht O'Clock Rock; Set 2: Pappy Check, Coconut Boogaloo > Uninvisible > Improv, Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ P Love for most of the show131:11 131:129268 t t s
4/15/2002MMWWeb Theater, Phoenix, AZSet 1: Improv > Henduck > Lifeblood, Pappy Check > Partido Alto; Set 2: I Wanna Ride You, Uninvisible > Big Time > Seven Deadlies, Fire > Smoke > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Shacklyn Knights > Moti Mo; Encore: Wiggly's Way; # with DJ P Love on turntables & Brahim Fribgane of Club d'Elf on percussion138:28 136:119274 t 84627 t -26133- s
4/16/2002MMWSpreckels Theatre, San Diego, CASet 1: Improv OR Take Me Nowhere > Open Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check, Uninvisible > Open Improv > Where Have You Been?; Set 2: Big Time > Wiggly's Way > Toy Dancing > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Swamp Road > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ P Love for the entire show144:3012244 -12423- s
4/17/2002MMWHouse Of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SCSet 1: First Time Long Time, Pappy Check > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Where Have You Been? > Felic > Improv > C-Jam Blues; Set 2: I Wanna Ride You*, Lifeblood > Macha > Uninvisible > Drums'n'DJ > Drum Solo > Blue Pepper > Fire > Smoke, Night Marchers; Encore: Think; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with acoustic outro120:4411867 t s
4/19/2002MMWWiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CASet 1: Pappy Check > Where Have You Been? > Bass Solo > Coconut Boogaloo > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself*; Set 2: Open Improv* > Nocturnal Transmission*, The Saint*, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line)*, Uninvisible*, Wiggly's Way* > Blue Pepper*; Encore: I Wanna Ride You*; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with Uninvisible Horns of LA: Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet, director), Pablo Calogero (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Bruce Fowler (trombone) & Jerry Pinter (tenor sax, flute)127:479256 t t t s
4/20/2002MMWThe Warfield, San Francisco, CASet 1: Improv Intro > Ten Dollar High > Take Me Nowhere > Lifeblood* > Bass Solo, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line)# > Felic# > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Pappy Check, The Saint#, Open Improv# > Uninvisible#, Nocturnal Transmission# > Open Improv# > Where's Sly?# > Blue Pepper#, Moti Mo#; Encore: I Wanna Ride You#; Most of the show with Dan the Automator (turntables); * with extended outro; # with the Uninvisible Horns of San Francisco: Steven Bernstein - trumpet, slide trumpet, director; Ralph Carney - bari sax, flute, homemade thing; Paul Hanson - bassoon + effects; Kenny Brooks - tenor sax, oboe148:30 148:589562 t 9521 t s
4/22/2002MMW

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, ORSet 1: First Time Long Time > Drums'n'DJ > Think > Toy Dancing > Pappy Check > Fire > Smoke, Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > Open Improv* > Nocturnal Transmission*; Set 2: Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You* > Wiggly's Way* > Uninvisible*, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself*, Tubby* > Moti Mo*; Encore: Blue Pepper*; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with Uninvisible Horns of Portland: Steven Bernstein (Trumpet), Robert Crowell (Baritone Sax), Peter Epstein (Tenor Sax) & Michael Blagovich (Trombone)139:45 134:099522 118935 t s
4/23/2002MMW

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, ORSet 1: Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood, Pappy Check, Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Fire, Smoke, Your Name Is Snake Anthony; Set 2: The Saint, Nocturnal Transmission > Felic, Where's Sly?, Uninvisible, Blue Pepper, I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
4/24/2002MMW
Paramount Theater, Seattle, WAs
4/25/2002MMW

McDonald Theater, Eugene, ORSet 1: Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Pappy Check; Set 2: Big Time > Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke, Coconut Boogaloo, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Blue Pepper > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Night Marchers; # with DJ P Love for the entire show127:4412038 t t s
4/26/2002MMWCommodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSet 1: Pappy Check > Improv > Lifeblood, Ten Dollar High, Big Time > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Blue Pepper, Piano Intro > Tubby > Open Improv > Uninvisible > Think > Bass'n'Drums Outro > Partido Alto > First Time Long Time > Shacklyn Knights > Drums'n'DJ* > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Moti Mo; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * Chris joins in after Billy drops out, and then P Love drops out135:1910989 t t s
5/3/2002MMWSaenger Theater, New Orleans, LASet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Syeeda's Song Flute > Pappy Check > Open Improv > Seven Deadlies, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Set 2: Acoustic Intro > I Wanna Ride You > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, Death Letter Blues#, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning#, Uninvisible > Wiggly's Way > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Night Marchers > Toy Dancing; Encore: Tubby; # with Corey Harris (both are Rev. Gary Davis tunes)147:1410190 t s
5/8/2002MMWPavilion @ W. Texas Canyon Amphitheater, Lubbock, TX
5/9/2002MMW
Deep Elum Live, Dallas, TXSet 1: Improv > First Time Long Time > Nocturnal Transmission > Drum Solo > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check > Henduck, Crosstown Traffic; Set 2: Tubby, Lifeblood, Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Lonely Avenue124:55 124:4310265 t 28935 t t s
5/10/2002MMW
Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TXSet 1: Pappy Check, "Houston Bb7" > The Dropper > Lifeblood > Bass'n'Drums Intro > Ten Dollar High, Think; Set 2: Uninvisible, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Toy Dancing, Drum Solo, Fire > Smoke > Big Time > Drum Solo > Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You123:1726840 t -12172- s
5/11/2002MMWStubb's Bar-B-Q, Austin, TXSet 1: Ten Dollar High > Open Improv > First Time Long Time > Open Improv > Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line) > Big Time > Drum Solo > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself; Set 2: Blue Pepper, Wiggly's Way, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Drum Outro, The Dropper > Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible, Pappy Check > Think, Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights; Encore: I Wanna Ride You138:20 138:0611689 t 28951 t s
5/14/2002MMWLiberty Hall, Lawrence, KSSet 1: Improv > Open Improv > Felic > Improv > Drum outro > Tubby > Drum outro > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself; Set 2: Uninvisible > Drum Solo > Pappy Check > Partido Alto > Piano Solo > Rise Up > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, Crosstown Traffic > Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You128:4926440 t t -9968- s
5/15/2002MMWThe Pageant, St. Louis, MOSet 1: Improv > Coconut Boogaloo > The Dropper > Blue Pepper > Lifeblood > Bass'n'Percussion outro > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Seven Deadlies (Bridge) > Pappy Check > Just Like I Pictured It, Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke, Acht O'Clock Rock > Drum Solo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Macha > Drum Outro > Wiggly's Way > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: The Lover*; * by request152:2528537 t t t s
5/16/2002MMWBlue Note, Columbia, MOSet 1: Open Improv/Intro > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Think > Bass Solo > The Dropper, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus; Set 2: Pappy Check > Macha, Uninvisible, Felic > Fire > Smoke, Big Time > Drum Solo > Drums'n'Bass/Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You149:5710052 t s
5/17/2002MMWThe Eagles Club (The Rave), Milwaukee, WISet 1: I Wanna Ride You > Wiggly's Way > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > Lifeblood > Pappy Check > Just Like I Pictured It, Drum Intro > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Blue Pepper; Set 2: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Uninvisible* > Think, Big Time > Dracula > Fire > Smoke, Coconut Boogaloo > Toy Dancing > Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; * with slightly extended intro142:10 143:0110007 t 98922 t t s
5/18/2002MMWRiviera Theater, Chicago, ILSet 1: Improv Intro > The Dropper, Pappy Check > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Think, Blue Pepper#; Set 2: Fire > Smoke#, The Saint# > Nocturnal Transmission#, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bassline)#, Uninvisible#, Wiggly's Way# > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#; Encore: I Wanna Ride You#; # with the Uninvisible Horns of Chicago: Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Gerald Powell (tuba), Aram Shelton (Alto Sax) & Ryan Schultz (bass trumpet) -- Bernstein announced these guys were from 8 Bold Souls (or, some of them!); with DJ Olive for the entire show145:57 146:50 146:199620 t 86305 t t t 98923 t t s
5/19/2002MMWBarrymore Theater, Madison, WISet 1: Drum Intro > Improv > Start/Stop > Open Improv/Intro to > Ten Dollar High, Big Time, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Chanting# > Nocturnal Transmission > Pappy Check > Macha > Uninvisible, Lifeblood > Lifeblood cont'd > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drums'n'DJ Outro > Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with Johnny Thundercloud and Brothers; with DJ Olive popping in throughout show158:37 154:549621 t 83682 t t t s
5/25/2002MMWHookahville Spring 2002 Festival, Buckeye Lake Mus, Thornville, OHOne Set Only: Big Time > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Lifeblood > Outro/Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Uninvisible > Pappy Check > Fire > Smoke72:51 72:51122976 t s
6/6/2002MMWPalace Theater, Albany, NYSet 1: Open > Think, Lifeblood, Crosstown Traffic, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You) > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Set 2: The Dropper > Nocturnal Transmission, Uninvisible, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Drum Solo, Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You129:2810005 -10008- s
6/7/2002MMWRochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NYOne Set Only: Uninvisible, Ten Dollar High, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Pappy Check > Partido Alto > Fire > Smoke, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself70:23 70:18 72:1811607 29152 127349 t s
6/14/2002MMWWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNOne Set Only: I Wanna Ride You, Ten Dollar High, The Dropper#, Pappy Check#, Think > Lifeblood > Drum Solo > The Lover > Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke, Blue Pepper; Encore: Big Time; # with Mark Ribot; Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos opened for MMW101:5511608 s
6/15/2002MMWJVC Jazz Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaOne Set Only: Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check > Acht O'Clock Rock > The Dropper > Uninvisible > I Wanna Ride You > Macha > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: Think86:1014570 -11609- s
7/4/2002MMWFestival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal Jazz Festival), Métropolis, Montréal, Quebec, CanadaSet 1: Big Time > I Wanna Ride You, Lifeblood# > Think# > Drums/Percussion# > Fire# > Smoke#; Set 2: Uninvisible#* > Open Improv#* > Improv#* > Percussion Improv#* > Jelly Belly#* > Drums/Percussion#*, Nostalgia In Times Square#* > Start/Stop#* > Toy Dancing#*, Pappy Check > The Lover#*; Encore: Bubblehouse#*; # with Brahim Fribgane (dumbek & percussion) -- Billy names another instrument but not sure what he says - "cascadas"?; * with Trilok Gurtu (tablas & percussion); with Charlie Hunter for the entire second set148:43 149:4511843 127342 t -10486- s
7/5/2002MMWHigh Sierra Music Festival, Plumas Sierra Fairground, Quincy, CAOne Set Only: Sequel, Think > Bass Solo, Start/Stop > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > I Wanna Ride You, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Uninvisible > Drum Solo > Pappy Check > Bass Solo; Encore: Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself; Zony Mash opened for MMW115:3111610 t s
7/6/2002MMWHigh Sierra Music Festival, Plumas Sierra Fairground, Quincy, CAOne Set Only: Improv, Big Time, Jelly Belly, Hip Chops, Latin Shuffle, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Bone Digger#, Pappy Check#, Pay These Dues Blues*, Your Name Is Snake Anthony*, The Lover, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Uninvisible+; # with Fareed Haque on guitar; * with Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar & vocals; + with Karl Denson on saxophone102:14 102:31 102:0310944 11690 89955 s
7/6/2002MMWHigh Sierra Music Festival, Plumas Sierra Fairground, Playshop Stage, Quincy, CAUnannounced show on the Playshop Stage - billed as "John Medeski's Keyboard Swirlfest" - Improv, Q&A, Hip Chops45:0011686 s
8/11/2002MMWBerkshire Music Festival (Berkfest), Main Stage, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington, MAOne Set Only: Sequel, Big Time, Acht O'Clock Rock, Think > Bass Solo, I Wanna Ride You, Hottentot#, The Dropper#*, Uninvisible*; Encore: Pappy Check*; # with John Scofield; * with DJ Logic107:1612230 -11770- -11829- -17672- s
8/21/2002MMWTonic, New York, NYSet 1: Improv; Set 2: Improv > I Wanna Ride You > So Long Eric*; Encore: Improv; * Charles Mingus song written for Eric Dolphy in 1964 after they toured together132:1913470 t -11870- s
8/22/2002MMWTonic, New York, NYSet 1: Improv, Improv, Improv; Set 2: Improv, Friday The 13th*, Improv > Basso Profondo > Improv; Encore: Hip Chops129:2512424 t s
8/23/2002MMWTonic, New York, NYSet 1: Improv, Ziphim; Set 2: Improv > Swamp Road; Encore: Ziphim; * Masada song, recorded that night for release on 10th anniversary tribute to Masada.73:27 11871 t s
8/31/2002MMWmoe.down, Snow Ridge Festival, Turin, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Felic > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible, I Wanna Ride You83:09 79:54 83:3212134 91174 t 126923 t -23962- s
9/5/2002MMWTrue People's Celebration Welcome Party (with Hermeto Pascoal), JZ Blat, Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanAcoustic Show; Hermeto Pascoal speech, Piano Solo; Hermeto's Daydream, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You), Swamp Road56:4125845 s
9/7/2002MMWTrue People's Celebration, "Day of Uninvisible Sun", Open Theater East, Inaki, Tokyo, JapanOne Set Only: The Dropper, Pappy Check > Ten Dollar High, Think > Fire#, Smoke*; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with Skerik; * with Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra74:11 12174 t s
9/8/2002MMWTrue People's Celebration, "Wizards Daydream", Yomiuri Land, Inaki, Tokyo, JapanSet 1: Sequel, Coconut Boogaloo > Lifeblood > Shacklyn Knights > Blue Pepper; Set 2: Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Uninvisible, Moti Mo; Encore: Wiggly's Way#; # with Skerik, Mike Dillon, Brad Houser of Black Frames and Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Marc Friedman of The Slip (acoustic version)102:22 102:2212173 29163 s
9/13/2002MMWRochester Institute of Technology, Clark Gym, Rochester, NYSet 1: Improv > Buster Rides Again > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood; Set 2: Pappy Check > The Dropper > Fire > Smoke, Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo, Think > Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You165:32 166:3012567 t 86776 t t -12037- s
9/15/2002MMWVerve Jazz and Heritage Festival, Marshall Park, Charlotte, NCOne Set Only: Sequel, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You), Acht O'Clock Rock, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Pappy Check > Open > Partido Alto > Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You89:2212314 -12628- s
9/21/2002MMWNew Orleans Southern Comfort Festival, Riverview, New Orleans, LA
9/22/2002MMWFlorida Music Harvest Spirit of the Suwannee Music, Live Oak, FLOne Set Only: Big Time, Ten Dollar High, Think, Uninvisible > The Dropper > Fire > Smoke, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Chubb Sub93:1228380 s
9/26/2002MMWLupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RISet 1: Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Lonely Avenue > Uninvisible > Pappy Check > Partido Alto; Set 2: Open Improv > Ten Dollar High > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Outro > Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line) > Drum Solo > Fire, Smoke > The Dropper > Felic > Blue Pepper; Encore: Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You152:2112562 t s
9/27/2002MMWOrpheum Theater, Boston, MASet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > C-Jam Blues > Buster Rides Again, Big Time > Jelly Belly; Set 2: Uninvisible > Open Improv > Lifeblood > Bowed Bass Improv/Solo > Ten Dollar High > Pappy Check > Partido Alto > Drum Solo > Fire, Smoke; Encore: Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You144:15 141:39 12563 29153 t s
9/28/2002MMWState Theater, Portland, MESet 1: Improv, Philly Cheese Blunt, The Dropper > Sequel, Big Time; Set 2: Ten Dollar High*, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Think > Blue Pepper, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Pappy Check, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ RPM on turntables143:0912564 t s
9/29/2002MMWSUNY Fredonia, Steele Hall, Fredonia, NY
10/7/2002MMWAstoria, London, England
10/8/2002MMWVooruit, Gent, Belgiums
10/9/2002MMWParadisio, Amsterdam, Netherlandss
10/10/2002MMWChapiteau "Nancy Festival", Nancy, FranceOne Set Only: Big Time > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > Lifeblood > Bass Solo, Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: Uninvisible; not verifieds
10/11/2002MMWTrabendo "Factory Festival", Paris, France
10/13/2002MMWJazz House, Copenhagen, Denmark
10/14/2002MMWDeutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, GermanyOne Set Only: Open Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High > The Dropper > Uninvisible > Just Like I Pictured It, Acht O'Clock Rock, Pappy Check, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Chubb Sub; not verifieds
10/23/2002MMWThe Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PASet 1: Improv, Lifeblood > Improv > Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You), Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo; Set 2: Uninvisible, The Dropper, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Just Like I Pictured It, Pappy Check, Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, I Wanna Ride You*; Encore: Moti Mo; * with Buster Rides Again quote in the melodica jam140:4426222 s
10/24/2002MMWMetropol, Pittsburgh, PASet 1: Improv > Ten Dollar High, Think > Pappy Check > The Dropper, Blue Pepper; Set 2: Partido Alto > Improv > Coconut Boogaloo > Latin Shuffle > Seven Deadlies > Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
10/25/2002MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PASet 1: Improv > Ten Dollar High, The Dropper > Felic > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Pappy Check > Partido Alto, Lifeblood > Think > Jelly Belly > Drum Solo# > Toy Dancing# > Uninvisible > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Blue Pepper; # with Calvin Weston on drums & Billy Martin on talking drum138:3726671 s
10/26/2002MMWBardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NYSet 1: Improv > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Partido Alto > Shacklyn Knights > Pappy Check; Set 2: Big Time > The Dropper > Fire > Smoke, Ten Dollar High, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Uninvisible > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus; Encore: I Wanna Ride You139:49 12779 -16884- s
10/27/2002MMW9:30 Club, Washington, DCSet 1: Improv > Ten Dollar High, Acht O'Clock Rock, Coconut Boogaloo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Set 2: Macha > The Dropper, Pappy Check > Partido Alto, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You139:3013094 s
10/30/2002MMWState Theater, Ithaca, NYSet 1: Improv, Shacklyn Knights, Drum Solo, Partido Alto; Set 2: Jelly Belly, The Dropper, Bass Solo, Ten Dollar High, Uninvisible, Big Time, Just Like I Pictured It, Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verified-14107- s
10/31/2002MMWHammerstein Ballroom, New York, NYSet 1: Open/Improv > Improv > The Dropper > Bass Solo/Improv Intro > Ten Dollar High, Macha > Drum/Percussion Solo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Set 2: Stridulation# > Monkey#, Dracula*+ > Partido Alto*+^, Pappy Check^, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line)%, Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, The Saint%, Uninvisible%; Encore: I Wanna Ride You%; # "Stridulations" are a series of independent percussion compositions written by illy B (aka Billy Martin), of which two were performed on this date, one leading right into the other. The five performers were: MMW, Steven Bernstein, and percussionist Carl Nilsen; * with DJ Spooky; + with Mauro Refosco on percussion for Dracula and Partido; ^ with Smokey Hormel on guitar for Partido and Pappy; % with Uninvisible Horns of NYC: Steven Bernstein - trumpet, slide trumpet, director; Briggan Krauss - alto sax; Howard Johnson - tuba; Curtis Hasselbring - trombone140:28 143:45 141:45 142:2913050 t t t 13067 t 86011 t t t 112715 t t t -12944- s
11/1/2002MMWRecher Theater, Towson, MDSet 1: Improv > Syeeda's Song Flute > Think > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Big Time; Set 2: Uninvisible > Coconut Boogaloo > Toy Dancing > The Dropper > Ten Dollar High > The Lover > Partido Alto, Pappy Check; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
11/2/2002MMWPalace Theater, New Haven, CTSet 1: Improv, Lifeblood, Partido Alto, Big Time, Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High; Set 2: The Lover > Hey Joe > Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Pappy Check, Just Like I Pictured It, Uninvisible, Fire > Smoke; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
11/13/2002MMWSouthern Illinois University, Shyrock Auditorium, Carbondale, IL
11/14/2002MMWThe Norva Theater, Norfolk, VASet 1: Improv, The Dropper, Ten Dollar High, Macha, Note Bleu, Blue Pepper; Set 2: Pappy Check, Partido Alto, Latin Shuffle, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Big Time, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You133:1317670 s
11/15/2002MMWZiggy's, Winston-Salem, NCSet 1: Improv > Lonely Avenue, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Open > Dracula > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Open, The Lover > Think > The Dropper > Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible > Moti Mo; Encore: Pappy Check > Partido Alto134:1926698 -14033- s
11/16/2002MMWHouse Of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SCOne Set Only: Improv > Coconut Boogaloo > The Dropper, Think > Shacklyn Knights > Partido Alto, Pappy Check > Ten Dollar High; Encore: I Wanna Ride You118:2126672 s
11/17/2002MMWLincoln Theater, Raleigh, NCSet 1: Improv > Africa > Open > The Lover > Open > Ten Dollar High Big Time; Set 2: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Felic > Partido Alto, Just Like I Pictured It, Pappy Check > Uninvisible; Encore: Crosstown Traffic130:54 130:5415385 t 13949 s
11/20/2002MMWThe Orange Peel, Asheville, NCSet 1: Unknown > Lonely Avenue, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Partido Alto, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Blue Pepper; Set 2: Think > Dracula > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > The Dropper > Pappy Check > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke > Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
11/21/2002MMWThe Music Farm, Charleston, SCSet 1: Shack, Coconut Boogaloo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > The Dropper, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Big Time > Jelly Belly, Think > Partido Alto, Tubby > Fire, Pappy Check# > Uninvisible#; Encore: Moti Mo#; # with Luthur Dickenson on guitar119:4116056 s
11/22/2002MMWTennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TNOne Set Only: Unknown > Acoustic Bass / Drum Duet > Lonely Avenue > Partido Alto > The Dropper > Pappy Check > Lifeblood > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke > Think > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > Big Time > Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You121:2626120 s
11/23/2002MMWRoxy Theater, Atlanta, GASet 1: Improv > Nocturnal Transmission* > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Jelly Belly, Drum Solo, Felic, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Bass Solo, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: The Lover, Think, Pappy Check#, Partido Alto#, Hey Joe#, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; * Nocturnal Transmission 1-2 minute teaser only; # with Oliver Wood on guitar134:57 132:2013431 17668 t s
12/5/2002MMWBogart's, Cincinnati, OHSet 1: Improv*, The Lover > Think > Partido Alto; Set 2: The Dropper > Ten Dollar High, Big Time > Toy Dancing, Just Like I Pictured It, Pappy Check, Uninvisible; Encore: Crosstown Traffic137:2593952 t s
12/6/2002MMWBrown Theater, Louisville, KYSet 1: Syeeda's Song Flute > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Partido Alto, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Acht O'Clock Rock, Big Time > Jelly Belly > Fire, Smoke, Chubb Sub; Encore: I Wanna Ride You116:0831827 t t -21204- s
12/7/2002MMWNew Daisy Theater, Memphis, TNSet 1: Improv > Pappy Check > Just Like I Pictured It, The Dropper > The Lover > Drum Solo, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Chanting# > Sequel > Partido Alto, Bone Digger > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Uninvisible > Hey Joe > Big Time > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: Mercy Mercy Mercy > Jelly Belly; # with Johnny Thundercloud151:4221205 s
12/8/2002MMWTipitina's, New Orleans, LA
12/11/2002MMWThe Palace, Gainsville, FLSet 1: Improv > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Partido Alto > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, The Dropper > Crosstown Traffic; Set 2: Open Improv > Jelly Belly, Fire > Smoke, Think > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Seven Deadlies, Pappy Check > Toy Dancing > Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; not verifieds
12/12/2002MMWThe Moon, Tallahassee, FLSet 1: Improv > Where's Sly? > The Lover > Open Improv > Think > Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Start/Stop > Jelly Belly > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > The Dropper > Blue Pepper, Pappy Check > Uninvisible; Encore: Crosstown Traffic; not verified
12/13/2002MMWHouse Of Blues, Orlando, FLSet 1: Improv > Africa, Wiggly's Way > Ten Dollar High, Big Time > Partido Alto; Set 2: Think > Dracula > The Lover > Uninvisible, Lonely Avenue, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Just Like I Pictured It, Pappy Check > Fire, Moti Mo; Encore: I Wanna Ride You164:2421206 s
12/14/2002MMWJannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FLSet 1: Improv > Coconut Boogaloo > Blue Pepper, The Dropper, Big Time > Jelly Belly; Set 2: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Seven Deadlies > Bass Solo, Ten Dollar High, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, The Lover > Dracula, Uninvisible; Encore: Crosstown Traffic149:24 147:16 21207 t 21203 t s
12/31/2002MMWOakland Arena, Oakland, CAOne Set Only: The Saint#, Pappy Check > The Dropper, Jelly Belly, Drum Solo > Fire, Smoke, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#, Blue Pepper#, Uninvisible#; # with Uninvisible Horns; Opened for The Other Ones70:33 69:5121202 106487 t s

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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