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.
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
We Are Rolling Big Time Fèlic Partido Alto Illinization Bone Digger Note Bleu The Dropper Philly Cheese Blunt Sun Sleigh Tsukemono Shacklyn Knights Norah 6
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.
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
All tracks by John Medeski, Billly Martin and Chris Wood except where noted.
I Wanna Ride You – Martin Medeski
Your Name is Snake Anthony – Col. Bruce Hampton, Martin Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood
Take Me Nowhere
Ten Dollar High
Where Have You Been?
Reprise – Martin Medeski
First Time Long Time
The Edge of Night
Off the Table