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On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

On February 5, 2013.

On February 5, 2013, “Hundred Handed/Everything Evil” label released “The Afterman: Descension”, the seventh Coheed and Cambria studio album. It was recorded November 2011 – June 2012, at “Applehead Recording” in New York, and was produced by Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner, Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard and Zach Cooper.

Personnel:

  • Claudio Sanchez – lead vocals, voice of Sirius Amory.rhythm guitar, piano, ukulele
  • Travis Stever – lead guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Eppard – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Zach Cooper – bass, backing vocals
  • John Medeski – piano, clavinet, synthesizers
  • Daniel Sedownick – percussion
  • Steve Bernstein – horns
  • Stan Harisson – horns
  • Dan Levine – horns
  • Chondra Sanchez – additional background vocals, voice of The All Mother
  • Maggie Bryngelson – additional background vocals
  • Heidi Taillefer – cover art
  • Nathan Spoor – interior art
  • Bill Scoville – package design, additional graphics

Track listing:

All tracks by Claudio Sanchez, except where noted. 

  1. Pretelethal
  2. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant
  3. The Hard Sell
  4. Number City
  5. Gravity’s Union
  6. Away We Go – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  7. Iron Fist – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  8. Dark Side of Me – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  9. 2’s My Favorite 1

On january 8, 2008.

On January 8, 2008, “Little Monster” label released “Let’s Go Everywhere”, the twelve Medeski Martin & Wood album. It is album of children music, and was recorded in February 2006 at “Allaire Studios” in Shokan, NY, “Applehead Studios” in Saugerties, NY, “Bern-haus Studios” in Fort Lauderdale, FL, “The Distortion Tank” in Woodstock, NY, Nissa Wood’s residence, and Marvin Pontiac’s house, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood.

  • John Medeski – keyboards
  • Chris Wood – bass, guitar, harmonica, recording
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion, recording
  • Lindgren Blue Room Class – choir
  • Caelan Cardello, Dakota Martin, Emily Kingsley, Georgia Laugher, Kieran Engel, Lindsay Dyer, Marvin Pontiac, Melissa Schacker, Molly Densmore, Nissa Wood, Oliver Wood, Sawyer Martin, Tim “Big Time” Ingham*, Tulsi Anna – vocals
  • David Kent – recording engineer, mixing
  • Billy Martin – recording engineer
  • Kevin Salem – recording engineer
  • Randy Bernsen – recording engineer
  • Chris Jenkins – assistant engineer
  • Chris Bittner – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fossenkemper – mastering
  • Graphic Therapy – art direction
  • Jim Stoten – illustrations
  • Tim Ingham – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood.

  1. Waking Up
  2. Let’s Go Everywhere
  3. Cat Creeps
  4. The Train Song
  5. Where’s the Music
  6. Pat a Cake
  7. Pirates Don’t Take Baths
  8. Far East Sweets
  9. On an Airplane
  10. The Squalb
  11. Let’s Go
  12. Old Paint
  13. Hickory Dickory Dock
  14. All Around the Kitchen
  15. We’re All Connected

On October 24, 2000.

On October 24, 2000, “Blue Note” label released “The Dropper”, the tenth Medeski, Martin & Wood album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, at “Shacklyn” in Brooklyn, New York City, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski – keyboards
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood – basses
  • Marshall Allen – alto sax
  • Marc Ribot – guitars
  • Eddie Bobe – congas
  • Paula Potocki – surdo
  • Charlie Burnham – violin
  • Joan Wasser – violin
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Scotty Hard, David Baker – engineer, mixing
  • Phillip Harvey – engineer assistant
  • Phil Painson – engineer assistant
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Andy Van Dette – mastering assistant
  • Chippy- art direction, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

  1. We Are Rolling
  2. Big Time
  3. Fèlic
  4. Partido Alto
  5. Illinization
  6. Bone Digger
  7. Note Bleu
  8. The Dropper
  9. Philly Cheese Blunt
  10. Sun Sleigh
  11. Tsukemono
  12. Shacklyn Knights
  13. Norah 6

On October 15, 1996.

On October 15, 1996, “Gramavision” label released “Shack-man”, the fourth Medeski Martin & Wood studio album. It was recorded in June 1996, at “The Snack” in Hawaii, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood and David Baker.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski – Hammond B3 organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Pianet T, toy piano, Yamaha CSO1 II
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion, artwork
  • Chris Wood – acoustic bass, electric basses, guitar
  • David Baker – recording engineer, mixing
  • Carl Green, Mark Kindermann – recording engineer assistant
  • Katsu Naito – mixing
  • Bob Ward 0 editing
  • Dr. Toby Mountain – mastering
  • Hans Wendl – executive producer
  • Michael Macioce – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood except where noted.

  1. Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus – traditional, arr. by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood
  2. Think
  3. Dracula
  4. Bubblehouse
  5. Henduck
  6. Strance of the Spirit Red Gator
  7. Spy Kiss
  8. Lifeblood
  9. Jelly Belly
  10. Night Marchers
  11. Kenny

On September 7, 2004.

On September 7, 2004, “Blue Note” label released “End of the World Party (Just in Case)”, the eleventh Medeski Martin & Wood album. It was recorded in 2004 and was produced by John King.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski– keyboards
  • Billy Martin– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– basses
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Steven Bernstein– slide trumpet
  • Briggan Krauss – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood.

  1. Anonymous Skulls
  2. End of the World Party
  3. Reflector
  4. Bloody Oil
  5. New Planet
  6. Mami Gato
  7. Shine It
  8. Curtis
  9. Ice
  10. Sasa
  11. Midnight Poppies/Crooked Birds
  12. Queen Bee
  13. Whiney Bitches

On August 11, 1998.

On August 11, 1998, “Blue Note” label released “Combustication”, the fifth Medeski Martin & Wood studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, David Baker, and Scott Harding.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski– keyboards
  • Billy Martin– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– basses, bass drum
  • DJ Logic– turntables
  • Steve Cannon – spoken word
  • Juan Garcia – engineer
  • Danny Madorksy – engineer
  • Katsuhiko Naito – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jimmy Katz – band photography
  • Bleu Valdimer, Project Dragon – design

Track listing:

All music by John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood except where noted.

  1. Sugar Craft
  2. Just Like I Pictured It
  3. Start·Stop
  4. Nocturne
  5. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho
  6. Whatever Happened to Gus – John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Steve Cannon
  7. Latin Shuffle
  8. Everyday People – Stewart
  9. Coconut Boogaloo
  10. Church of Logic – John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Kibler
  11. No Ke Ano Ahiahi – traditional
  12. Hypnotized
  • Includes a hidden song, “Combustication” which begins after two minutes of silence

On June 16, 1998.

On June 16, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “The Prosthetic Cubans”, the ninth Marc Ribot album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Water Music” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was produced by JD Foster.

Personnel:

  • Marc Ribot– vocals, guitar, trumpet
  • Brad Jones – bass
  • EJ Rodriguez – vocals, percussion
  • Robert J. Rodriguez – vocals, claves, drums, percussion
  • John Medeski – organ, Mellotron
  • Anthony Coleman – organ
  • Madeline Hunt-Ehrlich – vocals
  • Mattan Ingram – vocals
  • Miles Ingram – vocals
  • Gregory Ribot – baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Aurora en Pekín – Alfredo Boloña
  2. Aquí Como Allá – Arsenio Rodríguez
  3. Como Se Goza en el Barrio – Arsenio Rodríguez
  4. Postizo – Marc Ribot
  5. No Me Llores Más – Luis Martinez Griñán
  6. Los Teenagers Bailan Changui – Arsenio Rodríguez
  7. Fiesta en el Solar – Arsenio Rodríguez
  8. La Vida Es un Sueño – Arseni Rodríguez
  9. Esclavo Tristé – Arsenio Rodríguez
  10. Choserito Plena – Inacio Ríos

 

 

On April 9, 2010.

On April 9, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Leave Your Sleep”, the fifth Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 2008 – May 2009, and was produced by Nathalie Merchant and Andres Levin.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, Introduction, orchestration, string arrangements, arranger
  • Amanda Barrett – vocals
  • Joseph Thompson – vocals
  • Kimberly Miller – vocals
  • Joanne Williams – vocals
  • Joe Rice – vocals
  • Katell Keineg – vocals
  • Abby DeWald – vocals
  • Isaac Freeman – vocals
  • Edward Hall – vocals
  • Robert Hamlett – vocals
  • Kevin Crawford – vocals, bodhran, flute, low whistle, tin whistle
  • John Roberts – concertina, voices
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Dan Nimmer – piano
  • Bobby Wood – piano, Wurlitzer
  • Artis Wodehouse – pump organ
  • Dieter Hennings – Baroque guitar, acoustic guitar, lute, theorbo
  • Paul Morrisset – bass guitar, baritone horn
  • Paul Meehan – acoustic guitar
  • Andy Bassford – guitar
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Gabriel Gordon – guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – guitar
  • Michael Gomez – lap steel guitar, dobro
  • Pete Smith – electric guitar, banjo
  • Doug Wamble – guitar, banjo
  • Richie Stearns – banjo
  • Horace James – keyboards
  • Bobby Emmons – Hammond organ
  • Trevor Hutchinson – upright bass
  • Mark Murphy – upright bass
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Chris Wood – bass
  • Hoova Simpson – bass
  • Jeremy McCoy – bass
  • Carlos Henríquez – bass
  • Michael Leech – bass
  • Marc Friedman – bass
  • William Barrett – chromatic harmonica
  • Uri Sharlin – accordion
  • Lorin Sklamberg – accordion
  • Dan Aran – drums, percussion
  • Richie Barshay – snare drums, poyk, frame drum
  • Joseph Fire Crow – drums, native American flute, rattles, spoken word
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Rich Huntley – drums
  • Billy Martin – drums
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Paul Sutton – drums
  • Erik Charlston – percussion
  • Larry McDonald – percussion
  • Minyoung Baik – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Anne Lehmann – violin
  • Arnaud Sussmann – violin
  • Lisa Kim – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Shan Jiang – violin
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Motomi Igarashi – viola da gamba
  • Greg Heffernan – cello
  • Eileen Moon – cello
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Mihail Jojatu – cello
  • Owen Young – cello
  • Alberto Parrini – cello
  • Ina Zdorovetchi – harp
  • Deidre Rodman – harpsichord
  • Lisa Gutkin – fiddle
  • Judy Hyman – fiddle
  • Sean Smyth – fiddle
  • Cillian Vallely – low whistle, uillean pips
  • Bill Spence – Hammer dulcimer
  • Jessica Lizak – flute
  • Daniel Grabois – horn
  • Frank London – alto horn, trumpet
  • Wynton Marsalis – trumpet, arranger
  • Eddie Allen – trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Brian McWhorter – trumpet
  • Pam Fleming – trumpet
  • Jon Nelson – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Joseph Daley – tuba
  • Kyle Turner – tuba
  • Raymond G. Stewart – tuba
  • Sherry Sylar – oboe
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Benjamin Herrington – trombone
  • Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
  • Birch Johnson – tenor trombone
  • Mike Davis – tenor trombone
  • George Flynn – bass trombone
  • Clark Gayton – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Dan Levine – alto horn, bass trombone, tuba
  • Marc Goldberg – bassoon
  • Bruce Creditor – clarinet
  • Gilad Harel – clarinet
  • Victor Goines – clarinet
  • Matt Darriau – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Lino Gomez – bass clarinet
  • Steve Elson – baritone saxophone, B-flat clarinet, clarinet
  • Michelle Baker – French horn
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Howard Wall – French horn
  • Phil Myers – French horn
  • Jim Spake – saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Walter Blanding – saxophone
  • Gerald Johnson – saxophone
  • Stephen Barber – arranger, string arrangements, orchestration
  • Sean O’Loughlin – string arrangements, orchestration
  • Sun Li – pipa
  • Wang Guo Wei – erhu
  • Weng Po Wei – dizi
  • Jennifer Kreisberg – chant
  • Nina Stern – recorder, chalumeau
  • Nick Brophy – engineer
  • Steve Rosenthal – mixing
  • Joseph Martin Kronheim – illustrations
  • David Pearson – design
  • Mark Seliger – cover photography
  • Matthew Brady – photography
  • Charles Ritzmann – photography
  • Marion Ettlinger – photography
  • Edward Weston – photography
  • Sebastian Peake – photography
  • Ben Pinchot – photography

Track listing:

Leave Your Supper

  1. Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
  2. Equestrienne
  3. Calico Pie
  4. Bleezer’s Ice – Cream
  5. It Makes a Change
  6. The King of China’s Daughter
  7. The Dancing Bear
  8. The Man in the Wilderness
  9. Maggie and Milly and Molly and May
  10. If No One Ever Marries Me
  11. The Sleepy Giant
  12. The Peppery Man
  13. The Blind Men and the Elephant

Leave Your Sleep

  1. Adventures of Isabel
  2. The Walloping Window Blind
  3. Topsyturvey-World
  4. The Janitor’s Baby
  5. Griselda
  6. The Land of Nod
  7. Vain and Careless
  8. Crying, My Little One
  9. Sweet and a Lullaby
  10. I Saw a Ship A – Sailing
  11. Autumn Lullaby
  12. Spring and Fall: to a Young Child
  13. Indian Names