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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 >

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2012
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
10/3/2012MMWNarrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Improv > Illmoan, Down On Me, "Wild Instrument Jam"* > "Melodiccordian Shuffle" tease*+ > Suspicious Minds; Set 2: "Piano/Bass Chase"^ > Bass'n'Drums > Bass Solo, Timmy Bobbins, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'% > Percussion/Drum Solo, Doppler, Amber Gris; Encore: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); * each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he debuted playing what I can only call a "Melodicaccordion" right now, because it seemed like the love child of a melodica & an accordion; + "Melodiccordian Shuffle" is a new tune on this tour - first known full performance occurred the following night on 10/4/2012; ^ first known MMW performance (first played at a John Medeski solo show on 12/16/2010); % John on Bamboo Sax for a solo126:42 126:49 126:49122247 t 122262 t 122274 t s
10/4/2012MMWKeswick Theatre, Glenside, PAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Improv > Improv > Piano Solo > Improv > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins, Truth Or Suffering* > Bass Solo; Set 2: Suspicious Minds > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"+, Down On Me, Illmoan > Drum/Percussion Solo, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'; Encore: Olde Wyne; * written by a guitarist John knows; + John on Bamboo Sax & "Melodicaccordion" (like the love child of a melodica & an accordion)133:11 133:11122248 t 122249 t s
10/5/2012MMWJordan Hall, Boston, MAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Improv > Improv, Truth Or Suffering* > Bass Solo > Down On Me, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Doppler, Timmy Bobbins (with Drum Solo), "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen' > Sand, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Percussion/Drum Solo; Encore: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); * written by a guitarist John knows; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he debuted playing an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn)118:53 118:53122250 t 122251 t s
10/6/2012MMWMassry Center for the Arts, Albany, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: "Piano/Bass Chase" > Open Improv > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"*, Truth Or Suffering, Down On Me, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You), Amber Gris, Illmoan (with Bass Solo) > "Wild Instrument Jam"+ > Pocket Knife, Drum Solo, Olde Wyne; Encore: Timmy Bobbins; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument (this happened twice during this gig); at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn) on both tracks142:16 142:16 141:13122260 t 122261 t 122275 t s
10/7/2012MMWThe Museum at Bethel Woods, Bethel, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: Doppler > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen' > Drums'n'Bass*, Timmy Bobbins, Truth Or Suffering > Piano Outro > Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Amber Gris, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Bass Solo > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"+ > Illmoan > Percussion/Drum Solo, "Wild Instrument Jam"^, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Olde Wyne; * John on Claviola briefly; + John on Bamboo Sax; ^ each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn)140:34 140:34122345 t 122361 t s
10/8/2012MMWBergen PAC, Englewood, NJAcoustic Show; Set 1: Drum Intro > Down On Me, Pocket Knife > Bass Solo (with Percussion) > "Melodiccordian Shuffle" > Drum Solo, Amber Gris, Suspicious Minds; Set 2: Timmy Bobbins, Illmoan (with Bass Solo) > Percussion/Drum Solo, "Wild Instrument Jam"*, Sand > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Gonzo; * each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); + John on Bamboo Sax for a solo122:03 122:03122282 t 122283 t s
10/10/2012MMWRidgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CTAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Doppler, "Piano/Bass Chase" > Open Improv/Intro to > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins (with Drum Solo); Set 2: Suspicious Minds, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen', Bass Solo > Improv# > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"#*, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: Cool Eddie#^; # with Bill Evans; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ Soulbop (Randy Brecker/Bill Evans) tune125:20 125:10 124:16122350 t 122363 t 127148 t s
10/11/2012MMWSherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PAAcoustic Show; Set 1: Improv > Piano Improv > What'd I Say > Sand, Amber Gris, Truth Or Suffering > Pocket Knife, Timmy Bobbins; Set 2: "Piano/Bass Chase" > Improv > Cat Creeps* > Percussion Improv > "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Bass Solo > "Melodiccordian Shuffle"^, Suspicious Minds; Encore: Olde Wyne; * John on Claviola; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ John on Bamboo Sax115:34122351 t s
10/12/2012MMWThe Paramount, Huntington, NYAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open Improv > Cat Creeps > Open Improv > Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'*, Piano Intro > "Piano/Bass Chase" > Sand > Amber Gris, Bass Solo > Doppler; Set 2: Suspicious Minds, Down On Me > Drum Solo, Illmoan, "Wild Instrument Jam"+, Nostalgia In Times Square/Angel Race (I'll Wait For You); Encore: "Melodiccordian Shuffle"^; * John on Bamboo Sax; + each night seems to feature an Improv with John on a unique instrument; at this show he played an original Slovakian bassoon (Slovakian Shepherd Horn); ^ John on Claviola120:57 120:57 120:57 120:57 121:12122365 t 122366 t 122368 t 122369 t 122370 t s
10/14/2012MMWRams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MDAcoustic Show; Set 1: Open/Improv > Illmoan (with Drum & Bass Solos), "Melodiccordian Shuffle"*, What'd I Say (with Bass & Drum Solos); Set 2: Timmy Bobbins, Piano Solo > "Piano/Bass Chase" > Sand, Amber Gris, Ballade In C Minor 'Vergessene Seelen'+, Suspicious Minds; Encore: Swamp Road; * John on Claviola; + John on Bamboo Sax130:34122595 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