Medeski, Martin & Wood have teamed up with Nels Cline (Wilco) to release The Woodstock Sessions (Vol. 2), a live performance/recording session hybrid captured in front of a live audience at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York in the summer of 2013.

Together at Applehead Studios, the quartet jumped head first into nearly two hours of improvised music spread across two sets. They’d ricochet between ideas that run the gamut from avant noise to space funk, experimental jazz to electronic minimalism with nearly a million other musical impulses and currents spiraling from their dense web of sound. The recordings were later edited and mixed into nine separate tracks by the Applehead production/engineering team of Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner and Kevin Salem.

Listen to the track ‘Jade’, which premiered via The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy right here, and pick up the album this April 22nd.

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