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The Shack Project celebrates MMW @25 years!

Does anyone else remember how strangely awesome it was to start getting access to shows the day after or shortly after a gig? From 2003-2005 I remember this becoming more common place, certainly some bands are covered more by tapers, but those capturing MMW's grooves in certain regions became quick to share too -- as always, we owe HUGE THANKS TO ANY/ALL TAPERS!!! LOVE YOU GUYS! And so I remember this fall '05 tour, the last really big tour MMW have played, really, as us getting to hear shows pretty quickly. This particular source didn't come out at that time, but this is a better capture of the evening thanks to JAZ and Steve!

2005 retained much of the '04 improvisational spirit, taking us even further at times. LOTS of Improv to soak up from '05 too and this week's show gives us a nice taste of that in the 1st set.

- SET I -

The opening 3min or so find the band in an Open Improv exploring the sound space of the room, searching for a groove which begins to build just around half past 3min, but really kicks in when John introduces some crazy melodies around the 5min mark -- he has a wild sounding keyboard arsenal at this time -- where do these melodies come from?? How can he and Chris have this endless source to tap into? In a radio interview a few days before this gig John talks a bit about that seemingly endless supply of grooves they seem to have access to, shrugging off he how he doesn't know where it comes from but they've been given this gift so they explore it. Anyway, back to the gig ... as this improvisation develops it's become a full fledged spontaneous composition by the time the first track hits 10min, just building on the open base they started with and creating a purposeful improvisation. Listening to MMW is kind of a religious experience for me when they're really open and out there, and this gig has that vibe, especially this opening ... which climaxes and then disolves into more open space -- I find these sections tickle me sometimes, making me giggle or chuckle out loud, like the opening, but this one is a little more methodic as John comes in with the piano leading us into Ray Charles' What'd I Say, a fun romping blues tune. Love hearing Medeski rock the piano! He's spoiled me for listening to other players ... the blues take us into some Drums'n'Bass and eventual Drums-only action where Billy makes his way to a hand drum to work the transition into Toy Dancing -- I love this move! Billy often finds his way to the hand drum to start the "bloops" that signal the Toy Dancing beat, John sounds out that siren-ish call and we're dancing with toys ...

Post-Toy Improv moves into a thumping tribal-ish plomp ... Medeski playing this pretty-but-edges-broken melody on the Rhodes, and jabbing with (what I think is??) the Wurlitzer -- maybe it's the Clavinet? Anyway, that builds to John moving to the Organ as the tribal beat grows intensity with Billy just going crazy by the time the last track of Set I peaks over the 12min point -- YEAH!!! Then things get really quiet until, BOOM around 15min! This maniacal "groove" erupts -- and is this like an early raw version of Miles Behind?? ... the band was debuting some tunes this fall that would end up on the Out Louder release with Sco in '06 -- just in time to take us to set's end where it just seems to bubble over, like it can't be contained ... set break.

- SET II -

Shackman kicks off the 2nd set, and this was a brand new tune having debuted earlier in the week during the radio spot mentioned above. It didn't have a title at the time, was dubbed a few different temp names before Billy called it "After the Onsen" during the Dec '05 Japan run. Then the track was released in 2011 as part of the 20 singles the band produced, and the title on the track's release was Shackman. 15 years after the album Shackman, we have a song titled Shackman. Makes sense ... this tune just dies down at the end and ...

Sugar Craft's call echoes out and the groove kicks in. I dig this tune without Logic because I like what John fills in for some of the sounds ... the energy on this version is nice and full with Billy just giving it -- pretty heavy!

Shine It's bass kicks in as the Sugar melts -- kind of abruptly, but we're off in the happy Shiney groove now -- John's on piano! Tune doesn't differ a whole lot each time, but this is a tight performance. They're playing the song a lot at this time, so no wonder ... playful throughout.

Sasa is always cool, although no other performance has hit the heights the 2/28/04 version w/Ribot hit -- transcendent around 6min in on that one! But, this one, as usual, bites nicely into the groove.

The move from Sasa > End Of The World Party is crunchy in a good way! Listen to those sounds morph out of the Sasa groove into the haunting opening of EOTWP -- love this shit! If this is the end of the world, these are the tunes for me.

We get some playful tinkering and jabs from Billy and John as Chris really sets up to take us into the main melody of: NOCTURNE! I REALLY LOVE THIS TUNE! And I most especially dug it's resurgence around the 2005-2007 time period, and this gig is actually the first performance of the song since '99. Not that it wasn't great when it debuted in '98, but John has some new sounds by this time, Chris' tone is a wee different and I think Billy's toolkit is expanded as well. Anyway, I can bop my head to this groove for hours -- sometimes I'll just put on a playlist of a bunch Nocturne performances and listen through ... love when Billy finally gets to the kit and kicks in a beat as John fills in his end a bit more, all while Chris keeps plucking that beautifully agonized bassline ...

Following the drift out of Nocturne with the pumpin' pluckin' of Who the Fuck? is a SUPER SWEET pairing. This PJ Harvey tune had been around for almost a year by this point, played at probably over half the band's shows since that time (if not more!), I remember hearing folks wanting more variety in the setlists, but where the fuck is Who the Fuck? now? Huh?! Enjoy these tunes while they're in rotation, I say! MMW have often made large shifts in their repertoire and seemingly milked certain tunes for concentrated periods of time, but then those songs can suddenly disappear from rotation and that's that. This tune simply rocks. HARD. I dig it.

The set wraps up with a common closer for this era, Bass Solo > Queen Bee -- love this slinky groove! My wife and I love dancing to this tune, and it reminds me of her groove -- I like it! Think I'll put the tune on when we get home and crack a couple beers ...

The evening's encore is Olde Wyne -- love that old school spelling! I always knew the song was a cover, but just looked it up and discovered the original artist to be Afo Executives & Tammy Lynn - who knew? This is not an unusual spot to find some Olde Wyne, and it sooths us nicely as the gig winds to a close.

And that's another groovy Friday Afternoon In the Universe ...

enjoy the grooves,

mmwshackproject AT gmail DOT com


Medeski Martin & Wood
Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
Sunday, October 23, 2005

[This fileset is an ID3 tagged version of]

Taper: JAZ (SET II)

Source: AKG c1000s-> Shure FP-24-> PCM-M1

Transfer: (By JAZ) DAT Master-> PCM-R300-> COAX-> M-Audio Delta 1010Lt-> Wave Lab 5.0, Ozone3, L2Dither 16b/44.1, Fades-> Traders Little Helper flac8

Taper: Steve LeFevre
Location: Mics 12' high, 6' from right house speakers.
Source: Source: at943c > SPSB-2 (Roll off @ 107Hz) > Sony PCM-M1 (Line-in @ 44.1 khz)
DAT(m) > SHN: Sony PCM-M1 > Waveterminal 2496 > Soundforge 4.5 > CD Wave 1.6 > FLAC Frontend v 1.7.1 (level 8) JAZ starts-> flac DVD-> Traders Little helper Decode flac-> Wave Lab 5.0,

Note: The circulating copy (which is the only one:-P) of this show was recorded under the balcony. In this venue that location ends up flat in sound. My mics were basically against the stage at the right, and 10' high. The first set of my recording had flat tops due to excessive bass. I met Steve that night and he was taping 6' behind me. His set one is what is seeded with my source in order to create the best possible AUD of this show. Also this must be mentioned; as the band exited to the crowd right stage playing an acoustic encore. I was within 8' of them playing! Can't tell you all how good this show sounds, The best copy out there bar none!!!


01. [15:44] - Open Improv > Improv [@3:39] > Open Improv [@13:57] >
02. [21:55] - Piano Improv > What'd I Say [@2:27] > Drums'n'Bass [@10:47] > Drum Intro [@18:57] >
03. [17:44] - Toy Dancing* > Improv [@7:54] > Improv+ [@11:58]

04. [06:19] - Shackman >
05. [15:21] - Sugar Craft > Shine It [@7:14]
06. [16:45] - Sasa > End Of The World Party [@7:25]
07. [10:35] - Nocturne > Who The Fuck? [@5:30]
08. [11:05] - Bass Intro > Queen Bee
09. [13:34] - Olde Wyne^

* begins at end of previous track
+ perhaps a loosely-structured early version of Miles Behind(?) [note by dug]
^ w/ acoustic outro

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TypeMedeski, Martin & Wood
Last seederLast activity 10:23 ago
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duggy 2016-02-19 23:36:24


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**MMW - Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ - 2005-10-23.s1-at943c+s2-akg-c1000.87712.t-flac16 [The Shack Project - TSP2005#29] ~ FAITU#5-- LISTEN NOW!**

enjoy the grooves

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duggy 2016-02-19 23:40:48

FAITU#1 1993-09-12

FAITU#2 2004-08-06

FAITU#3 2009-11-12

FAITU#4 1997-04-11

FAITU#5 2005-10-23
duggy 2016-02-19 23:42:57
Oh, and there is another source for this 10/23/2005 gig but I'm not going to bother circulating it unless there's dire need for it -- the other source is incomplete and not as crisp as this source's capture (with no offence to the taper!). Anyway, I do like to share alternate complete sources for shows to allow for different ears to have options, but in this case I'm just going to stick with sharing the complete source only -- it's all you'll need, trust me.

And, definitely grab this if you don't have it, or give the stream a listen!
benissimo 2016-02-20 06:33:42
Thanks again Duggy! Another gem!

And I love the notes you add, especially the play by play commentary, makes for a great read.
duggy 2016-02-20 10:18:06
Thanks, benissimo! And others who've chimed in lately with "thanks" for the shares and props for my posts -- glad all that writing isn't going to complete waste! HA! Seriously though, I enjoy writing that sort of description of shows, been doing it for years, but thought I'd start sharing some of this stuff in more detail ...

Enjoy your Saturday, folks, and hope these grooves make the day that much better,
dagon333 2016-02-20 10:41:04
Not a waste of time at all. I am a taper that looks forward to eventually getting all of my stuff out there, but I- at the time- cannot. Your words are wonderful to read, your enthusiasm for the band/music is great and comes through quite clearly. I always look forward to a duggy. Keep them coming.

Peace and Much, Much GROOVE.
RickDuro 2016-02-20 22:56:49
BRAVO Dug!!! You RULE! I love all these sets, and the reviews are KILLER! Thanks for all the work you put in for mmw archives:)


Rick Duro
MLPeep 2016-02-22 07:56:44
Dug, Thanks for all you do -- sharing the passion for the music and the great writing sharing your impressions.
Pisces 2016-02-22 19:33:13
Thanks! Love your writeups, too.
hmblmunkey 2016-02-24 20:39:27
Hey thanks for putting this out... great notes too! I also ran Oktava MC-012's as well as the AT943 source that night.

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