The Dropper

by Medeski, Martin & Wood

(2000) Blue Note #7243 5 22841 2 2

Personnel John Medeski: Keybords, Billy Martin Drums and percussion, Chris wood: Bass
Description Free jazz with a blend of hip hop
Posted By Jason Tafilowski (1468)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 4/18/2001, Eric Gates (1345) posted:
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Whoa! Never a group to sit on the laurels, these guys are yet again pushing things into strange new places. I think this is probably their most out-there, even disturbing recording to date. I'm a huge fan, and it took me a couple of listenings to get into this album. There is a lot of very free sounds, and now more than ever the songs seem to be very loose frameworks for improvisation (this becomes much more obvious when seeing or hearing their live shows.) If I had to sum this album up I would say it is a series of snapshots of all the things they were doing when the recording occurred. Nothing seems to really get explored all that deeply, rather an idea is presented and then they move on - sometimes several times durring the course of a song.
On 12/26/2000, Jason Tafilowski (1468) posted:
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I think its a good album it might be too much for some people but not everyone can dig free jazz stuff. Its weird but I can dig it.