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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:
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February 2012 9 10 11
March 2012 2 3
April 2012 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28 29 30
May 2012 1 2 3 4 5 10 15
October 2012 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14
December 2012 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16

2012
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
2/9/2012MMWMaster Class, The Pour House, Charleston, SCTivoli Improv, Walk Back, Mercy Mercy Mercy24:14 24:14118876 t 119989 t s
2/9/2012MMWThe Pour House, Charleston, SCSet 1: Improv > Drum Solo > Improv > Improv > Miles Behind > Organ Intro > Sweet Pea Dreams, Illmoan > Spy Kiss, Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You; Set 2: Big Time > Amber Gris, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Shackman, Amish Pintxos, Baby Goats, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Encore: Crosstown Traffic135:51 133:43118876 t 119989 t s
2/10/2012MMWWorkshop / Master Class, ArtPlay, Birmingham, AL
2/10/2012MMW
Alys Robinson Stephens PAC, Birmingham, AL
2/11/2012MMW

Georgia Theatre, Athens, GASet 1: Night Marchers, Jelly Belly, Riffin' Ed, Sweet Pea Dreams, Henduck, Coconut Boogaloo; Set 2: Macha, I Wanna Ride You, Partido Alto, Shackman, Big Time, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Hey Joe, Think; Encore: Fuck You Guys138:48u u u u u u u u
3/2/2012MMWJava Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
3/3/2012MMWJava Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
4/19/2012MMWPalladium Club, Warsaw, Poland
4/20/2012MMWStanser Musiktage, Kollegium St. Fidelis, Stans, SwitzerlandOne Set Only: Jelly Belly > Illmoan > Drum Solo > Hermeto's Daydream, Riffin' Ed > Amber Gris, Amish Pintxos > Sweet Pea Dreams, Fuck You Guys76:09127146 t s
4/21/2012MMWCully Jazz Festival, Cully, Switzerland
4/22/2012MMW
Centrum Kultury Katowice, Katowice, PolandOne Set Only: Improv > Partido Alto, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Open Intro > Reliquary, What'd I Say, Walk Back; Encore: Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You83:01
4/23/2012MMWJazz Dock at MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
4/24/2012MMWTrafo, House Of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary
4/26/2012MMWBarby Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
4/28/2012MMWFondazione Musica per Roma Auditorium, Sala Sinopoli, Rome, Italy
4/29/2012MMWCosmopolite Scene, Oslo, Norway
4/30/2012MMWNattjazz Festival, Bergen, Norway
5/1/2012MMWLantarenVenster, Rotterdam, NetherlandsOne Set Only: Open Improv > Improv > Pappy Check, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Think > Night Marchers, Walk Back, Bass Solo > Legalize It > Uninvisible; Encore: Wonton97:40120097 t u s
5/2/2012MMWBimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/3/2012MMWCentre Culturel Opderschmelz CCRD, Dudelange, Luxemburg
5/4/2012MMWOff-Beat Jazz Festival, Basel, SwitzerlandOne Set Only: Olde Wyne, Open Intro > Start/Stop > Drum Outro, Spy Kiss > Gonzo, Bowed Bass/Open Intro > Dracula, Amish Pintxos, Fuck You Guys; Encore: Moti Mo134974 t
5/5/2012MMWAuditorio Nacional de Madrid/Sala de Camara, Madrid, Spain
5/10/2012MMW
Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NYSet 1: Improv > Doppler, Sweet Pea Dreams, Shackman, It's A Jungle In Here; Set 2: (MMW with guests one at a time replacing a member of the band): Improv*, Just Like I Pictured It+, Improv^, Improv#, "That's What Love Will Make You Do"% > Improv%, Fuck You Guys&; Set 3: (MMW with guests): Whiney Bitches~, Improv!, Improv!$, Spacey Improv$, Improv$++ > Start/Stop$++, No Mo' One Mo'^^, Paraíba^^**; * with Anthony Coleman on keys, no Medeski; + with Oren Bloedow on bass, no Wood; ^ with G. Calvin Weston on drums (+ trumpet), no Martin; # with Marco Benevento on keys, no Medeski; % with Bob Stewart on tuba, no Wood; & with Adam Deitch on drums, no Martin; ~ with So Percussion on various percussion; ! with Vernon Reid on guitar; $ with DJ Logic on turntables; ++ with Charlie Burnham on violin; ^^ with Chuck Campbell on pedal steel guitar; ** with Miho Hatori on vocals173:28 175:36 175:36120151 t 120153 t 120154 t s
5/15/2012MMW
The Egg, Albany, NY
10/3/2012MMWNarrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Improv > Illmoan, Down On Me, "Wild Instrument Jam"* > "Melodiccordian Shuffle" tease*+ > Suspicious Minds; Set 2: "Piano/Bass Chase"^ > Bass'n'Drums > Bass Solo, Timmy Bobbins, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'% > Percussion/Drum Solo, Doppler, Amber Gris; Encore: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); * each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he debuted playing what I can only call a "Melodicaccordion" right now, because it seemed like the love child of a melodica & an accordion; + "Melodiccordian Shuffle" is a new tune on this tour - first known full performance occurred the following night on 10/4/2012; ^ first known MMW performance (first played at a John Medeski solo show on 12/16/2010); % John on Bamboo Sax for a solo126:42 126:49 126:49122247 t 122262 t 122274 t s
10/4/2012MMWKeswick Theatre, Glenside, PAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Improv > Improv > Piano Solo > Improv > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins, Truth Or Suffering* > Bass Solo; Set 2: Suspicious Minds > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"+, Down On Me, Illmoan > Drum/Percussion Solo, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'; Encore: Olde Wyne; * written by a guitarist John knows; + John on Bamboo Sax & "Melodicaccordion" (like the love child of a melodica & an accordion)133:11 133:11122248 t 122249 t s
10/5/2012MMWJordan Hall, Boston, MAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Improv > Improv, Truth Or Suffering* > Bass Solo > Down On Me, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Doppler, Timmy Bobbins (with Drum Solo), "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen' > Sand, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Percussion/Drum Solo; Encore: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); * written by a guitarist John knows; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he debuted playing an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn)118:53 118:53122250 t 122251 t s
10/6/2012MMWMassry Center for the Arts, Albany, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: "Piano/Bass Chase" > Open Improv > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"*, Truth Or Suffering, Down On Me, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You), Amber Gris, Illmoan (with Bass Solo) > "Wild Instrument Jam"+ > Pocket Knife, Drum Solo, Olde Wyne; Encore: Timmy Bobbins; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument (this happened twice during this gig); at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn) on both tracks142:16 142:16 141:13122260 t 122261 t 122275 t s
10/7/2012MMWThe Museum at Bethel Woods, Bethel, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: Doppler > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen' > Drums'n'Bass*, Timmy Bobbins, Truth Or Suffering > Piano Outro > Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Amber Gris, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Bass Solo > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"+ > Illmoan > Percussion/Drum Solo, "Wild Instrument Jam"^, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Olde Wyne; * John on Claviola briefly; + John on Bamboo Sax; ^ each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn)140:34 140:34122345 t 122361 t s
10/8/2012MMWBergen PAC, Englewood, NJAcoustic Show; Set 1: Drum Intro > Down On Me, Pocket Knife > Bass Solo (with Percussion) > "Melodiccordian Shuffle" > Drum Solo, Amber Gris, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Timmy Bobbins, Illmoan (with Bass Solo) > Percussion/Drum Solo, "Wild Instrument Jam"*, Sand > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Gonzo; * each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); + John on Bamboo Sax for a solo122:03 122:03122282 t 122283 t s
10/10/2012MMWRidgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CTAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Doppler, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Open Improv/Intro to > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins (with Drum Solo); Set 2: Suspicious Minds, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen', Bass Solo > Improv# > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"#*, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Cool Eddie#^; # with Bill Evans; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ Soulbop (Randy Brecker/Bill Evans) tune125:20 125:10 124:16122350 t 122363 t 127148 t s
10/11/2012MMWSherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Improv > Piano Improv > What'd I Say > Sand, Amber Gris, Truth Or Suffering > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins; Set 2: "Piano/Bass Chase" > Improv > Cat Creeps* > Percussion Improv > "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Bass Solo > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"^, Suspicious Minds; Encore: Olde Wyne; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ John on Bamboo Sax115:34122351 t s
10/12/2012MMWThe Paramount, Huntington, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open Improv > Cat Creeps > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'*, Piano Intro > "Piano/Bass Chase" > Sand > Amber Gris, Bass Solo > Doppler; Set 2: Suspicious Minds, Down On Me > Drum Solo, Illmoan, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: "Melodiccordian Shuffle"^; * John on Bamboo Sax; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ John on Claviola120:57 120:57 120:57 120:57 121:12122365 t 122366 t 122368 t 122369 t 122370 t s
10/13/2012MMWKennedy Center, Washington, DC
10/14/2012MMWRams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MDAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Illmoan (with Drum & Bass Solos), "Melodiccordian Shuffle"*, What'd I Say (with Bass & Drum Solos); Set 2: Timmy Bobbins, Piano Solo > "Piano/Bass Chase" > Sand, Amber Gris, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'+, Suspicious Minds; Encore: Swamp Road; * John on Claviola; + John on Bamboo Sax130:34122595 t s
12/7/2012MMWMedeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Ogden Theatre, Denver, COSet 1: Hanuman > Down The Tubes > Boozer Improv* > A Go Go, Scarlet Begonias, Bass Intro > Legalize It > Drum Intro > Miles Behind; Set 2: Chank (with Drum Solo) > Down The Tubes > Guitar Improv > Deadzy+ > What Now, Southern Pacific, Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing, Guitar Intro > Julia, Fuck You Guys; Encore: Hey Joe; * improvisation built around Boozer's outro jam; + guitar solo @12:56 that leads into What Now (a different sort of transition than usual for these two tunes)169:25 170:06 170:06123141 t 123209 t 123242 t s
12/8/2012MMWMedeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSet 1: Down The Tubes > Little Walter Rides Again, Bass Solo > Tequila & Chocolate > Guitar Solo > Boozer; Set 2: Heaven On Earth, Reggae Improv/Tune* > Miles Behind (with Drum Solo), Bowed/Bass Solo+ > Cachaça > Amazing Graze, Hottentot > Guitar Outro; Encore: I Got A Woman; * sounds like a song; + Chris shifts from bowing to plucking the bass partway through139:22 140:16123142 t 123243 t s
12/11/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NY2 shows; Special guest: Aiyb Dieng
12/12/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NY2 shows; Special guest: Nels Cline46:20 21:51Soundcloud Soundcloud
12/13/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NYEarly Show: No Setlist Available; Late Show: Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Outro > Night Marchers > Improv > Drum Solo > Drums'n'Bass > Suspicious Minds > Heaven On Earth > Open Improv > Hey Joe; # 2 Shows with Marc Ribot (guitar)79:38123226 t s
12/14/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NYEarly Show: Improv > Improv > Drums'n'Sax'n'Bass Improv > Open Improv/Intro > Hermeto's Daydream, Wonton, Improv Intro > "Melodiccordian Shuffle", Cool Eddie; Late Show: Junkyard, Organ Solo > Organ'n'Bass Intro > Improv > Dixie Hop, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Sax Solo*, Tit For Tat (with Drum Solo), Crosstown Traffic; # 2 Shows with Bill Evans (alto saxophone); * when Bill Evans finished his solo he turned to find all of MMW wearing bandanas just like he (Evans) always wears141:50123227 t s
12/15/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NYEarly Show: Improv > Improv > Improv > Bass Improv/Solo, Syeeda's Song Flute > Open Improv > Flat Tires, Shackman; Late Show: Improv > Improv > Bowed/Bass Improv* > "Ehrlich Blues"+ > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Drum Solo > Flute Improv > Improv > Seven Deadlies; # 2 Shows with Marty Ehrlich (saxophone, winds & flutes); * Chris shifts from bowing to plucking the bass partway through; + sounds like a song; could be an Ehrlich original or a cover145:10123228 t s
12/16/2012MMWBlue Note, New York, NYEarly Show: Coconut Boogaloo > Open Improv/Intro* > "Slow Blue Note Groove" > Everyday People, Big Time > Drum Solo, Just Like I Pictured It; * with 'Henduck' intro tease for roughly the first minute71:18127164 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