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Last updated April 16, 2018  13:18 EDT

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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March 2005 7
April 2005 16
May 2005 12
July 2005 2 9
August 2005 14
September 2005 3
October 2005 16
December 2005 3 31

2005
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
3/7/2005MMWTonic, New York, NYEarly Set: Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Bass'n'Drums > Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Hegaz*, Curtis; Late Set: Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Hegaz, Bass Solo/Open Improv > Improv, Queen Bee; Encore: Swamp Road; # with DJ Logic and Brahim Fribgane for both entire sets; * first known performance; Club d'Elf song (written by Brahim?)175:5429932 t t t t s
4/16/2005MMWBarrymore Theater, Madison, WISet 1: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Gospel Improv > Open Improv > Pocket Knife > Paris, New Planet, The Letter; Set 2: Curtis > Improv > What'd I Say Improv^ > Open Improv* > Who The Fuck?*, Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Bass Solo > Shine It > Reflector (with Drum Solo) > Lonely Avenue; Encore: Chanting#, Bubblehouse; ^ John is not really playing the melody, but the structure of this is exactly the same -- see 4/14/2005 for another example, albeit quite different; * with Dominick Placco on trumpet; # with John Thundercloud & Bros.; Billy joins in part way145:26 145:1829051 t 29050 t s
5/12/2005MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PASet 1: Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Solo > Improv > New Planet, Piano Intro > Moanin' > Bass Solo > Sasa; Set 2: Drums# > Open Improv# > Improv#, Paris, Reflector > Drum Solo, The Letter, Lonely Avenue, Crosstown Traffic*; Encore: Queen Bee; # with Calvin Weston on drums; * with Questlove on drums145:51 145:3729331 t t 29460 t t s
7/2/2005MMWFestival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal Jazz Festival), Métropolis, Montréal, Quebec, CanadaOne Set Only: Improv, Shine It, What'd I Say > Bloody Oil > Improv# > New Planet#* > Drums* > Improv#* > The Letter#*, Bass Solo > Sasa, Paris, Lonely Avenue# > Reflector# > Queen Bee#; Encore: Who The Fuck?#*; # with Marc Ribot on guitar; * with G. Calvin Weston on drums/percussion (enters near end of New Planet)100:1030522 t t s
7/9/2005MMWVienne Jazz Festival, Theatre Antique, Vienne, FranceOne Set Only: Curtis, Reflector, Down On Me, End Of The World Party, Netsanet#, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#, Who The Fuck?#; # with Antibalas Afrobeat60:18 51:46 51:21 51:4730109 t t t t s
8/14/2005MMW

Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NYOne Set Only: Intro > Sasa, I Got A Woman, Reflector, A Go Go, Afro Blue, What'd I Say, New Planet, Hottentot; Encore: Let's Work Together; # with John Scofield for the entire show105:59 105:4230573 t 30579 t s
9/3/2005MMW

moe.Down Festival, Turin, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Olde Wyne > End Of The World Party > Improv > Reflector > Who The Fuck? > Drum Solo > New Planet, Blues tune#, Third Stone from the Sun, Uninvisible; # with Luther & Cody Dickenson from North Mississippi Allstars85:4230820 t t s
10/16/2005MMWXingolati Cruise, Long Beach and at Sea, CAOne Set Only: The Dropper > Improv > Shacklyn Knights > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Sugar Craft > We're So Happy, Macha > Drum Solo > Start/Stop > Church Of Logic > No Ke Ano Ahiahi; # with DJ Logic from Sugar Craft to end of set91:0131515 t s
12/3/2005MMWVariety Playhouse, Atlanta, GASet 1: Improv > Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing > Improv > illyB > Nocturne, New New Orleans; Set 2: Syeeda's Song Flute > Basso Profondo > Shine It, "Bluesy/Orleans tune?"#, Wiggly's Way# > Wood solo, Legalize It# > Lonely Ave#, New Planet#; Encore: Hey Joe#; # with Oliver Wood155:2031845 t -31917- s
12/31/2005MMWDiffer Ariake, Tokyo, JapanOne Set Only: 'Opening Movie', Improv > Exploration*#+ > Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing#, Nocturne^, End Of The World Party, Organ Solo > Shackman, Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die) > Drum Solo > Partido Alto%, New New Orleans, Paris#, Wiggly's Way#, Bubblehouse#+; Encore: Gonzo#$; * with New Year's Eve countdown; # with Steven Bernstein; + with DJ Olive; ^ with Noh performer (Japanese traditional masked dance/drama); % with Flamenco dancers; $ with acoustic outro (Bernstein joins here); Note: There was a documentary movie about the band shown just before the show began166:29 166:09 166:09 166:49 168:1932013 t t 32064 t 32204 t 32211 t t t t t 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