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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:
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April 2002 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 22 25 26
May 2002 3 18 19
June 2002 14
July 2002 4 6
August 2002 11
September 2002 7 8 28
October 2002 25
November 2002 21 23
December 2002 7 31

2002
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
4/12/2002MMWFillmore Auditorium, Denver, COSet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Pappy Check, Ten Dollar High > Lifeblood > Felic > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights, Que Sera Sera#; Set 2: Fire > Smoke, Uninvisible+ > Nocturnal Transmission+, The Saint+, Wiggly's Way+ > Moti Mo+; Encore: I Wanna Ride You+; with DJ P Love for the entire show; # with Norah Jones on vocals; + with Uninvisible Horns of Denver led by Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob)135:34 135:359023 t s
4/13/2002MMWLensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NMSet 1: Improv > Lifeblood > Open Improv > Percussion'n'Bass > Ten Dollar High, Where Have You Been? > Big Time, Acht O'Clock Rock; Set 2: Pappy Check, Coconut Boogaloo > Uninvisible > Improv, Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ P Love for most of the show131:11 131:129268 t t s
4/15/2002MMWWeb Theater, Phoenix, AZSet 1: Improv > Henduck > Lifeblood, Pappy Check > Partido Alto; Set 2: I Wanna Ride You, Uninvisible > Big Time > Seven Deadlies, Fire > Smoke > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Shacklyn Knights > Moti Mo; Encore: Wiggly's Way; # with DJ P Love on turntables & Brahim Fribgane of Club d'Elf on percussion138:28 136:119274 t 84627 t -26133- s
4/16/2002MMWSpreckels Theatre, San Diego, CASet 1: Improv OR Take Me Nowhere > Open Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Pappy Check, Uninvisible > Open Improv > Where Have You Been?; Set 2: Big Time > Wiggly's Way > Toy Dancing > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Swamp Road > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ P Love for the entire show144:3012244 -12423- s
4/17/2002MMWHouse Of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SCSet 1: First Time Long Time, Pappy Check > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Where Have You Been? > Felic > Improv > C-Jam Blues; Set 2: I Wanna Ride You*, Lifeblood > Macha > Uninvisible > Drums'n'DJ > Drum Solo > Blue Pepper > Fire > Smoke, Night Marchers; Encore: Think; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with acoustic outro120:4411867 t s
4/19/2002MMWWiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CASet 1: Pappy Check > Where Have You Been? > Bass Solo > Coconut Boogaloo > Lifeblood > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself*; Set 2: Open Improv* > Nocturnal Transmission*, The Saint*, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line)*, Uninvisible*, Wiggly's Way* > Blue Pepper*; Encore: I Wanna Ride You*; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with Uninvisible Horns of LA: Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet, director), Pablo Calogero (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Bruce Fowler (trombone) & Jerry Pinter (tenor sax, flute)127:479256 t t t s
4/20/2002MMWThe Warfield, San Francisco, CASet 1: Improv Intro > Ten Dollar High > Take Me Nowhere > Lifeblood* > Bass Solo, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bass line)# > Felic# > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Pappy Check, The Saint#, Open Improv# > Uninvisible#, Nocturnal Transmission# > Open Improv# > Where's Sly?# > Blue Pepper#, Moti Mo#; Encore: I Wanna Ride You#; Most of the show with Dan the Automator (turntables); * with extended outro; # with the Uninvisible Horns of San Francisco: Steven Bernstein - trumpet, slide trumpet, director; Ralph Carney - bari sax, flute, homemade thing; Paul Hanson - bassoon + effects; Kenny Brooks - tenor sax, oboe148:30 148:589562 t 9521 t s
4/22/2002MMW

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, ORSet 1: First Time Long Time > Drums'n'DJ > Think > Toy Dancing > Pappy Check > Fire > Smoke, Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High > Open Improv* > Nocturnal Transmission*; Set 2: Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You* > Wiggly's Way* > Uninvisible*, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself*, Tubby* > Moti Mo*; Encore: Blue Pepper*; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * with Uninvisible Horns of Portland: Steven Bernstein (Trumpet), Robert Crowell (Baritone Sax), Peter Epstein (Tenor Sax) & Michael Blagovich (Trombone)139:45 134:099522 118935 t s
4/25/2002MMW

McDonald Theater, Eugene, ORSet 1: Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Shacklyn Knights > Drum Solo > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Pappy Check; Set 2: Big Time > Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke, Coconut Boogaloo, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Blue Pepper > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Night Marchers; # with DJ P Love for the entire show127:4412038 t t s
4/26/2002MMWCommodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSet 1: Pappy Check > Improv > Lifeblood, Ten Dollar High, Big Time > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Blue Pepper, Piano Intro > Tubby > Open Improv > Uninvisible > Think > Bass'n'Drums Outro > Partido Alto > First Time Long Time > Shacklyn Knights > Drums'n'DJ* > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Moti Mo; # with DJ P Love for the entire show; * Chris joins in after Billy drops out, and then P Love drops out135:1910989 t t s
5/3/2002MMWSaenger Theater, New Orleans, LASet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Syeeda's Song Flute > Pappy Check > Open Improv > Seven Deadlies, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho; Set 2: Acoustic Intro > I Wanna Ride You > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke, Death Letter Blues#, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning#, Uninvisible > Wiggly's Way > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Night Marchers > Toy Dancing; Encore: Tubby; # with Corey Harris (both are Rev. Gary Davis tunes)147:1410190 t s
5/18/2002MMWRiviera Theater, Chicago, ILSet 1: Improv Intro > The Dropper, Pappy Check > Bass Solo > Ten Dollar High, Lifeblood > Think, Blue Pepper#; Set 2: Fire > Smoke#, The Saint# > Nocturnal Transmission#, Creole Love Call (with Snake Anthony bassline)#, Uninvisible#, Wiggly's Way# > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#; Encore: I Wanna Ride You#; # with the Uninvisible Horns of Chicago: Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Gerald Powell (tuba), Aram Shelton (Alto Sax) & Ryan Schultz (bass trumpet) -- Bernstein announced these guys were from 8 Bold Souls (or, some of them!); with DJ Olive for the entire show145:57 146:50 146:199620 t 86305 t t t 98923 t t s
5/19/2002MMWBarrymore Theater, Madison, WISet 1: Drum Intro > Improv > Start/Stop > Open Improv/Intro to > Ten Dollar High, Big Time, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Chanting# > Nocturnal Transmission > Pappy Check > Macha > Uninvisible, Lifeblood > Lifeblood cont'd > Bass Solo > Shacklyn Knights > Drums'n'DJ Outro > Blue Pepper; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with Johnny Thundercloud and Brothers; with DJ Olive popping in throughout show158:37 154:549621 t 83682 t t t s
6/14/2002MMWWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNOne Set Only: I Wanna Ride You, Ten Dollar High, The Dropper#, Pappy Check#, Think > Lifeblood > Drum Solo > The Lover > Uninvisible > Fire > Smoke, Blue Pepper; Encore: Big Time; # with Mark Ribot; Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos opened for MMW101:5511608 s
7/4/2002MMWFestival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal Jazz Festival), Métropolis, Montréal, Quebec, CanadaSet 1: Big Time > I Wanna Ride You, Lifeblood# > Think# > Drums/Percussion# > Fire# > Smoke#; Set 2: Uninvisible#* > Open Improv#* > Improv#* > Percussion Improv#* > Jelly Belly#* > Drums/Percussion#*, Nostalgia In Times Square#* > Start/Stop#* > Toy Dancing#*, Pappy Check > The Lover#*; Encore: Bubblehouse#*; # with Brahim Fribgane (dumbek & percussion) -- Billy names another instrument but not sure what he says - "cascadas"?; * with Trilok Gurtu (tablas & percussion); with Charlie Hunter for the entire second set148:43 149:4511843 127342 t -10486- s
7/6/2002MMWHigh Sierra Music Festival, Plumas Sierra Fairground, Quincy, CAOne Set Only: Improv, Big Time, Jelly Belly, Hip Chops, Latin Shuffle, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Bone Digger#, Pappy Check#, Pay These Dues Blues*, Your Name Is Snake Anthony*, The Lover, I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Uninvisible+; # with Fareed Haque on guitar; * with Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar & vocals; + with Karl Denson on saxophone102:14 102:31 102:0310944 11690 89955 s
8/11/2002MMWBerkshire Music Festival (Berkfest), Main Stage, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington, MAOne Set Only: Sequel, Big Time, Acht O'Clock Rock, Think > Bass Solo, I Wanna Ride You, Hottentot#, The Dropper#*, Uninvisible*; Encore: Pappy Check*; # with John Scofield; * with DJ Logic107:1612230 -11770- -11829- -17672- s
9/7/2002MMWTrue People's Celebration, "Day of Uninvisible Sun", Open Theater East, Inaki, Tokyo, JapanOne Set Only: The Dropper, Pappy Check > Ten Dollar High, Think > Fire#, Smoke*; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with Skerik; * with Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra74:11 12174 t s
9/8/2002MMWTrue People's Celebration, "Wizards Daydream", Yomiuri Land, Inaki, Tokyo, JapanSet 1: Sequel, Coconut Boogaloo > Lifeblood > Shacklyn Knights > Blue Pepper; Set 2: Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Uninvisible, Moti Mo; Encore: Wiggly's Way#; # with Skerik, Mike Dillon, Brad Houser of Black Frames and Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Marc Friedman of The Slip (acoustic version)102:22 102:2212173 29163 s
9/28/2002MMWState Theater, Portland, MESet 1: Improv, Philly Cheese Blunt, The Dropper > Sequel, Big Time; Set 2: Ten Dollar High*, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Think > Blue Pepper, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Pappy Check, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; # with DJ RPM on turntables143:0912564 t s
10/25/2002MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PASet 1: Improv > Ten Dollar High, The Dropper > Felic > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Set 2: Pappy Check > Partido Alto, Lifeblood > Think > Jelly Belly > Drum Solo# > Toy Dancing# > Uninvisible > I Wanna Ride You; Encore: Blue Pepper; # with Calvin Weston on drums & Billy Martin on talking drum138:3726671 s
11/21/2002MMWThe Music Farm, Charleston, SCSet 1: Shack, Coconut Boogaloo > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > The Dropper, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Big Time > Jelly Belly, Think > Partido Alto, Tubby > Fire, Pappy Check# > Uninvisible#; Encore: Moti Mo#; # with Luthur Dickenson on guitar119:4116056 s
11/23/2002MMWRoxy Theater, Atlanta, GASet 1: Improv > Nocturnal Transmission* > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Jelly Belly, Drum Solo, Felic, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, Bass Solo, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: The Lover, Think, Pappy Check#, Partido Alto#, Hey Joe#, Uninvisible; Encore: I Wanna Ride You; * Nocturnal Transmission 1-2 minute teaser only; # with Oliver Wood on guitar134:57 132:2013431 17668 t s
12/7/2002MMWNew Daisy Theater, Memphis, TNSet 1: Improv > Pappy Check > Just Like I Pictured It, The Dropper > The Lover > Drum Solo, Ten Dollar High; Set 2: Chanting# > Sequel > Partido Alto, Bone Digger > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Uninvisible > Hey Joe > Big Time > Drum Solo > Fire > Smoke; Encore: Mercy Mercy Mercy > Jelly Belly; # with Johnny Thundercloud151:4221205 s
12/31/2002MMWOakland Arena, Oakland, CAOne Set Only: The Saint#, Pappy Check > The Dropper, Jelly Belly, Drum Solo > Fire, Smoke, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#, Blue Pepper#, Uninvisible#; # with Uninvisible Horns; Opened for The Other Ones70:33 69:5121202 106487 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, 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