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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood to Release 'Juice' Sept. 16th

Anthony Dean-Harris & Ben Gray
Editor-in-Chief & Staff Writer / @nextbop

As if things haven't been busy enough for Medeski Martin & Wood, the hits just keep on coming. Just a couple months ago, the trio teamed up with guitarist Nels Cline to release the live recording Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2, but that was just them getting warmed up for 2014. Come September, pianist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood are set to release their new album Juice alongside their regular collaborator, guitarist John Scofield, on MMW's own Indirecto Records.

This is their third studio effort together (following Scofield A Go Go and Out Louder), dating back to 1997. Juice will feature five new originals from the quartet plus four covers, including Bob Dylan’s "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and Cream’s "Sunshine of Your Love". This time around, the quartet is looking to explore more Afro-Latin rhythms, which seems rather interesting but pretty much everything is interesting with this super talented group of musicians.

Check out Juice's first single, "Sham Time", below.

The full Juice tracklist:
Sham Time
North London
Louis The Shoplifter
Juicy Luicy
I Know You
Light My Fire
Sunshine Of Your Love
The Times They Are A-Changin’

Check out Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood as their current tour runs through the west coast and Canada:
June 16 - San Francisco, CA - SF Jazz Center
June 18 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre
June 19 - Bend, OR - Peak Summer Nights
June 20 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
June 21 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Jazz
June 22 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre

MEDESKI SCOFIELD MARTIN & WOOD's Juice is available September 16, 2014 from Indirecto Records on LP, CD & Digital.