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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Born in Pasadena, California, Wood formed MMW in 1991 with [[John Medeski]] and [[Billy Martin (percussionist)|Billy Martin]].
 
Born in Pasadena, California, Wood formed MMW in 1991 with [[John Medeski]] and [[Billy Martin (percussionist)|Billy Martin]].
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He also played in the Number 10 shirt, in the 1956 F.A. Cup Final.
   
 
Wood also collaborates with his brother [[Oliver Wood (musician)|Oliver Wood]] as the [[The Wood Brothers]]. Their debut release is entitled ''Ways Not to Lose''. The album was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York in September 2005 and was produced by [[John Medeski]].
 
Wood also collaborates with his brother [[Oliver Wood (musician)|Oliver Wood]] as the [[The Wood Brothers]]. Their debut release is entitled ''Ways Not to Lose''. The album was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York in September 2005 and was produced by [[John Medeski]].

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Chris Wood
Chris Wood.jpg
Chris Wood performing with Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood in 2007
Background information
Birth name Christopher Barry Wood
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Jazz, funk, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Bass
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Medeski Martin & Wood
The Wood Brothers
Website www.mmw.net

Christopher Barry Wood is an American bass player, best known for playing with the avant-garde jazz-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood.

Biography

Born in Pasadena, California, Wood formed MMW in 1991 with John Medeski and Billy Martin.

He also played in the Number 10 shirt, in the 1956 F.A. Cup Final.

Wood also collaborates with his brother Oliver Wood as the The Wood Brothers. Their debut release is entitled Ways Not to Lose. The album was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York in September 2005 and was produced by John Medeski.

Wood plays both upright and electric basses. One technique he uses on the upright bass involves using a drumstick as a slide near the bridge of the bass. Wood bows between the drumstick and the bridge to produce a high-pitched, warbling sound, similar to a theremin. Wood is also known to insert a sheet of notation paper behind and between the strings of his bass which creates a unique "snare bass" sound, an adaption of a technique devised on the double bass by Bertram Turetzky.