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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. 205 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:
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

March 1996 10 21
April 1996 3 4 9 22
May 1996 18
August 1996 10
September 1996 6 16 23 28 30
October 1996 7 12 13 14 21 28
November 1996 23 26 27 30

1996
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
3/10/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYSet 1: Macha > Lifeblood, Lonely Avenue, Oscillation > Bass'n'Drums > Drum Solo > The Lover > Henduck > Dracula > Crosstown Traffic; Set 2: Bass Solo > Think# > Improv# > Open Improv# > Night Marchers#, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Chinoiserie#; Encore: Chubb Sub#; # with Marc Ribot190:0826466 t t t s
3/21/1996MMWTipitina's, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Oscillation > Macha > Drum outro > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Think#*, The Satellites Are Spinning#*, Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, The Lover > Open Improv#* > Dracula#* > Crosstown Traffic#*; Encore: Chubb Sub; # with Michael Ray (trumpet); * with Tim Green (sax)121:50 121:50 32237 t 6 s
4/3/1996MMWZiggy's, Winston-Salem, NCOne Set Only: Open Improv > Macha > Beeah, Lonely Avenue, Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Open Improv# > Night Marchers#, Dracula# > Open Improv# > Bubblehouse#, The Lover > Open Improv > Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Chubb Sub; # with David Fiuczynski (guitar)105:027381 t t s
4/4/1996MMWCat's Cradle, Carrboro, NCOne Set Only: Organ Intro > Jelly Belly, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Lifeblood > Think, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Macha > Open Improv#* > Night Marchers#*, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat#* > Crosstown Traffic#; Encore: Bubblehouse; # with Dean Bowman (vocals); * with Dave Fiuczysnki (guitar)109:37 7 t t s
4/9/1996MMWGeorgia Theater, Athens, GAOne Set Only: Percussion/Open Improv > Oscillation > Think, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Macha > Wiggly's Way > Sequel, Organ Intro > Bubblehouse#*, Red House#* > Vog#; Encore: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus; # with David Fiuczynski (guitar); * with Dean Bowman (vocals) 114:5089014 t s
4/22/1996MMWAlligator Lounge, Santa Monica, CAOne Set Only: Macha, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Lifeblood# > Night Marchers#, Lonely Avenue, Bubblehouse, Crosstown Traffic#; # with Gary Joynes(?) (sax); not verifieds
5/18/1996MMWIrving Plaza, New York, NYOne Set Only: Crosstown Traffic, Macha > Wiggly's Way, Sequel, Lifeblood, Night Marchers#, Jelly Belly# > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus#, Think#, Bubblehouse, Chubb Sub#; Encore: Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself; # with Marc Ribot118:4925413 t t s
8/10/1996MMWLounge Ax, Chicago, ILOne Set Only: Macha > Caravan > Wiggly's Way, Lifeblood, Dracula, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Bass Solo > Beeah, The Lover, Improv#, Night Marchers, Chubb Sub; # with Samurai Celestial on keyboards121:52 4456 t s
9/6/1996MMWTipitina's, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Beeah > Macha > Wiggly's Way > Caravan# > Open Improv# > Jelly Belly# > Drum Solo, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, The Lover > Night Marchers > Lifeblood > Dracula# > Bubblehouse#, Crosstown Traffic#; # with Tim Green on saxophone141:4417744 t t -11- s
9/16/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party I; Set 1: Improv# > Improv# > Caravan* > Open Improv* > Improv*+ > Improv*+, Improv*+ > Improv*+ > Piano Solo > Goodbye Pork Pie Hat*; Set 2: Open Improv > Improv > Pakalolo, Wig Wise*, Open Improv* > Improv* > Wiggly's Way*; # with Bob Moses (drums, piano); * with Rob Scheps (tenor sax); + with Danny Blume (guitar)167:37 168:0079647 t t t 127771 t s
9/23/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party II; Set 1: Improv#* > Open Improv* > Improv* > Improv+^ > Conga Solo+, Naima*+^, Bass Solo > Syeeda's Song Flute > Spy Kiss > Improv% > Piano Solo > Improv%; Set 2: Africa+^%$! > Percussion/Drums+! > Africa+^%$!, Improv$ > Drums'n'DJ [@9:06] > Chinoiserie@, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus@&; # with Johnny Thunder Cloud (vocals, chanting); * with Danny Blume (guitar); + with Eddie Bobe (congas); ^ with Hammadi (alto sax, percussion); % with Rob Scheps (tenor sax); $ with Marc Ribot (guitar); ! with G. Calvin Weston (drums); @ with Michael Blake (tenor sax); & with Sherri Jackson (vocals); with DJ Logic (turntables) throughout the show167:3112 t t t t s
9/28/1996MMWClub Toast, Burlington, VTOne Set Only: The Cape Verdean Blues, Think, Lifeblood, Night Marchers#, Satellites Are Spinning / Theme Of The Stargazers#, Dracula#, Jelly Belly#, Bubblehouse, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Macha# > Wiggly's Way#, Crosstown Traffic#; Encore: Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself; # with Michael Ray134:0299006 t s
9/30/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party III; Set 1: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv#* > Open Improv#*, Cape Verdean Blues, Bass Solo > Improv#* > Organ'n'Trumpet# > Wiggly's Way#*, "Unknown Bossa Nova"+; Set 2: Piano Solo > Improv^ > Drums'n'DJ, Improv#^ > Open Improv#^% > Improv#^%$ > Bass'n'Drums/DJ$@ > Drums'n'DJ$ > Improv$% > Friday Afternoon In The Universe$%, The Second Effort^!; with DJ Logic (turntables); # with Steven Bernstein (slide trumpet); * with Rob Scheps (tenor sax); + with Jennifer Jackson (vocals); ^ with Oren Bloedow (guitar, vocals) - presumably Oren is the guitar heard throughout the start of Set 2 as well; % with Rufus Cappodoccio (cello); $ with G. Calvin Weston (drums); ! with Aaron Heik (alto sax); @ Medeski plunks in a few times on piano157:1221608 t t t t t s
10/7/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party IV; Set 1: Improv# > Open Improv#* > Drum Solo > Improv#* > Improv#* > Improv#*! > Wig Wise; Set 2: Drums+ > Improv+^@, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat^, Improv > ITAHTLMJ Improv#, Improv# > Improv; # with Danny Blume (guitar); * with Rob Scheps (tenor sax); + with G. Calvin Weston (drums); ^ with Dean Bowman (vocals); ! Billy introduces musicians at end of track while John and Chris play out; @ with Murder By Numbers lyrics 134:1282482 t t t t s
10/12/1996MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PAOne Set Only: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, The Lover > Henduck > Dracula, Lonely Avenue#; # with Steve Berlin & David Hilgado of Los Lobos; Opened for Los Lobos42:51 82976 t s
10/13/1996MMW9:30 Club, Washington, DCOne Set Only: Sequel, The Cape Verdean Blues, Jelly Belly#, Chubb Sub#; # with Steve Berlin & David Hilgado of Los Lobos; Opened for Los Lobos50:36 83038 t s
10/14/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party V; Set 1: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Think, Lifeblood > Night Marchers > Open Improv > Dracula, Bubblehouse, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo; Set 2: Good Golly Miss Molly > Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > If 6 Was 9 Improv > Improv+ > Goodbye Pork Pie Hat$; # with Dean Bowman (vocals), David Fiuczynski(guitar) & DJ Logic (turntables) for entire set 2; + contains serious 'Inner City Blues' quotes (Marvin Gaye) & '40 Acres and a Mule' rap; $ with Murder By Numbers lyrics132:45 133:214679 t t t t t s
10/21/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party VI; Set 1: Improv#* > Drums# > Improv#*+ > Improv#*+, Open Improv^% > Drums'n'Bass > Improv^% > Improv^%, Gramma's Hands+^$@, Chain of Fools+^$!@; Set 2: Improv& > Improv^%@~ > "Going Home"^%@~, Improv=, Open Improv= > Crosstown Traffic=; # with Eddie Bobe (congas); * with Vernon Reid (guitar); + with DJ Logic (turntables); ^ with Daniel Carter (saxophone); % with Leon Gruenbaum (Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee); $ with Juliana Nash (vocals); ! with Jennifer Jackson (vocals); @ with Oren Bloedow (guitar); & with Ben Perowski (percussion); ~ with Steven Bernstein (trumpet); = with David Fiuczynski (guitar) & Dean Bowman (vocals)159:271457 t t t s
10/28/1996MMWKnitting Factory, New York, NYShack Party VII; Set 1: Improv#, Open Improv#* > Improv#*, The Cape Verdean Blues#* > Bass'n'Drums > Drum Solo > Tablas# > Improv#*, Anything Can Happen^%; Set 2: Improv%$!@ > Improv%$!@ > Improv%$!@, In The Clinch& > Improv& > Bass Improv& > Improv&%!@ > Drum Solo, In The Clinch (reprise)&; Encore: Can't Get What You Want; # with Badal Roy (tablas); * with John Dirac (guitar); ^ with Jennifer Jackson (vocals); % with Eric Hipp (saxophone); $ with Danny Blume (guitar); ! with Frank London (trumpet); @ with Josh Roseman (trombone); & with Oren Bloedow (guitar, vocals); with DJ Chill Freeze (turntables between sets, and may be playing during some of the show)174:5211868 t t t s
11/23/1996MMWEl Ray Theater, Los Angeles, CAOne Set Only: Beeah, Night Marchers > The Cape Verdean Blues, Henduck > Dracula, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Space (Open Improv?) > Jelly Belly# > Drum Solo, Bubblehouse, Chubb Sub; Encore: Moti Mo; # with Gary Joynes on sax14:24s
11/26/1996MMWLiberty Lunch, Austin, TXOne Set Only: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Think, Henduck, Syeeda's Song Flute > Strance Of The Spirit Red Gator > Night Marchers, The Lover# > Open Improv Intro* > Jelly Belly* > Drum Solo, Bubblehouse; Encore: Moti Mo; # with Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar & Scott Amendola - drums; * with Charlie Hunter Quartet - everyone except Chris Wood and Scott Amendola took a solo; Charlie Hunter Quartet opened for MMW110:20 112:1628412 t t 16 t s
11/27/1996MMWLiberty Lunch, Austin, TXOne Set Only: Macha > Caravan > Wiggly's Way, Lifeblood* > Lonely Avenue, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, The Cape Verdean Blues#, Improv+ > Open Improv+ > Bubblehouse+; Encore: Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; * with extended outro; # with Charlie Hunter; + with Charlie Hunter Quartet; Charlie Hunter Quartet opened for MMW106:27 106:08 106:06 84859 t t t 28433 -17- s
11/30/1996MMWHowlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Hermeto's Daydream > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Macha# > Wiggly's Way# > They'll Come Back*, Bubblehouse, Night Marchers, Lonely Avenue#; Encore: Crosstown Traffic; # with Michael Ray (trumpet, percussion & vocals); * with Peter Paul Meehan, III on sax; not verifieds


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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, Lance and Matt 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, 2007-2018