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John Medeski

Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood (MMW) fresh and surprising for more than twenty years. With A Different Time, his first solo piano project, Medeski once again takes his sound in a completely unexpected direction – unexpected even to him.

“I had a more eclectic record in mind,” Medeski says. “I wanted to put out something that would be more representative of what my live solo concerts are like.”

Instead, A Different Time is a far more introspective, meditative collection than fans of MMW’s lively, groove-driven music might expect. Consisting mostly of Medeski’s own compositions and improvisations, with a familiar spiritual and a Willie Nelson song added into the mix, the album presents a different side of Medeski’s prodigious artistry, one which he was initially reluctant to display.

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A Different Time
A Different Time
Sony Masterworks
2013
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In Case The World Changes Its Mind
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Indirecto Records
2011
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Together Again: Live At The Egg
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ARC - Artists Recording Collective
2011
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Challenge Jazz
2006
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Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery
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Thirsty Ear Recordings
2006
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Stan Douglas -...
Challenge Jazz
2003
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