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Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood / Out Louder
Album:Out Louder Collection:Jazz
Artist:Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Added:09/2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-12 Pull Date:2007-01-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Jan7 Jan24 Dec17 Dec10 Dec3 Dec26 Nov19 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 29, 2015:That's Not Bluegrass
Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing
4.Dec 10, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Legalize It
2.Jun 23, 2015:that's Not Bluegrass
5.Nov 12, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Legalize It
3.Feb 09, 2014:Funk to Folk
Down The Tube
6.Aug 28, 2012:Sunshine . . . on an -- almost -- Blue Moon Afternoon!
Miles Behind

Album Review
Ray Futia
Reviewed 2016-04-01 
Out Louder / Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

Label: Indirecto

Funky and Jazzy- Guitar, organ, drums, and bass. Scofield plays with Medeski Martin & Wood as part of the band. Although he is very present on the album, the four play as a cohesive unit with a sound that equally blends Scofield’s style with Medeski Martin & Wood’s. In addition to the superb musicianship on display, the album is incredibly well produced; it is very well mixed, every voice is distinct and clean, and contains many interesting, new textures.

Ray Futia 3-31-2016

FCCs none

Suggests: 1, 5, 9, 11

1. Little Walter Rides Again* – 3:55 Driving track with a catchy melody in which all 4 members are very present in the mix.
2. Miles Behind – 2:53 Very heavy, rocking track. Almost Hendrix-like but with distinct Scofield guitar licks and Medeski B3
3. In Case the World Changes Its Mind – 3:41 Slow, laid back groove. Very interesting, weird textures are layered in on top as the lead- sounds like distorted harmonicas layered in octaves.
4. Tequila and Chocolate – 6:25 Latin feel. Both the organ and guitar are heavily distorted. The organ sounds a little like an accordion at times.
5. Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing* – 4:42 Driving rendition of a traditional brass band tune. Awesome, soulful upright bass. Great bass and drum solos/fills.
6. Cachaça – 4:14 Rooted in a very strong bassline with interesting keys that sound like 50’s B movie organ layered over piano. Features noodling guitar.
7. Hanuman – 6:24 Driving. Weird woodwind like textures give it a bit of a spacey feel.
8. Telegraph – 3:55 Begins slow with various mellow sound effects over a minimal bassline. The band slowly layers in, but the track remains very subdued.
9. What Now* – 4:54 Heavy. Starts out very driving but eases into a bluesy groove under crackly, distorted organ and meatier guitar than on previous tracks.
10. Julia – 5:18 Beatles cover. Sweet, dreamy rendition.
11. Down the Tube* – 11:40 Very interesting rhythms with sporadic bursts of guitar and organ gives way into a very funky groove. Exploratory jam- the mood changes quite a bit throughout. The track evolves minute by minute building and releasing tension along the way.
12. Legalize It – 3:55 Organ heavy jamming. Very cool upright bass solo toward the end.

Track Listing
1.Little Walter Rides Again 7.Hanuman
2.Miles Behind 8.Telegraph
3.In Case The World Changes Its Mind 9.What Now
4.Tequila And Chocolate 10.Julia
5.Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing 11.Down The Tube
6.Cachaca 12.Legalize It