Notes from the Underground (Medeski Martin & Wood album)

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Notes from the Underground
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1, 1992
RecordedDecember 15–16, 1991
(Baby Monster, New York City)
January 23, 1992
(Water Music, Dunellen)
GenreJazz-funk
LabelGramavision Records
ProducerMedeski Martin & Wood
Medeski Martin & Wood chronology
Notes from the Underground
(1992)
It's a Jungle in Here
(1993)
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Notes from the Underground is the debut album by experimental jazz fusion trio Medeski Martin & Wood.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hermeto's Daydream" (Medeski, Martin) – 7:11
  2. "The Saint" (Medeski) – 6:58
  3. "La Garonne" (Medeski) – 5:51
  4. "Orbits" (W. Shorter) – 4:25
  5. "Uncle Chubb" (Medeski, Martin, Wood) – 7:04
  6. "Rebirth" (Medeski, Martin, Wood) – 6:28
  7. "Otis" (Medeski) – 4:44
  8. "United" (W. Shorter) – 8:29
  9. "Caravan" (Ellington, Tizol, Mills) – 8:18
  10. "Querencia" (Medeski) – 12:48

Performers[edit]

  • John Medeski – piano
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood – acoustic bass
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet
  • Bill Lowe – tuba, trombone
  • Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
  • Thomas Chapin – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Doug Yates – bass clarinet

Credits[edit]

  • Horn arrangements by John Medeski
  • Recorded by David Baker and Roger Teltzman
  • Mixed by David Baker and John Siket at Sound on Sound, NYC
  • Edited by Bob Ferapples
  • Mastering by Bob Appel
  • All trio recordings live to DAT
  • Photos: Alan Martin
  • Cover art ("Balafon") and covie design: Billy Martin