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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 April 9, 2002.

On April 9, 2002, “Blue Note” label released “Uninvisible”, the twelve Medeski, Martin & Wood. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, and was produced by Scotty Hard.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski– keyboards
  • Billy Martinaka illy B – drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– basses
  • Eddie Bobé – congas, bata, shekere, bottle and bell
  • DJ Olive– turntables
  • Aaron Johnson – trombone
  • Jordan McLean– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Michael Herbst – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Stuart D. Bogie– tenor saxophone, contra-alto clarinet
  • Todd Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bruce Hampton– vocals
  • DJ P Love – turntables
  • Danny Blume– guitar, baritone guitar, ambient guitar
  • Brad Roberts– vocals
  • Scotty Hard– Nomad Rhythm Maker, rhythm guitar, turntables (track 12), feedback (track 3)
  • Greg Griffiths – additional engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Mike Fossenkemper – assembled, edited, tweaked
  • Juan Garcia, Tom Camuso, Philip Harvey, Jeff Jakubowski – assistant

Track listing:

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

  1. Uninvisible
  2. I Wanna Ride You – Martin Medeski
  3. Your Name is Snake Anthony – Col. Bruce Hampton, Martin Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood
  4. Pappy Check
  5. Take Me Nowhere
  6. Retirement Song
  7. Ten Dollar High
  8. Where Have You Been?
  9. Reprise – Martin Medeski
  10. Nocturnal Transmission
  11. Smoke
  12. First Time Long Time
  13. The Edge of Night
  14. Off the Table