Medeski Martin & Wood ‘s ‘Combustication’ is their fifth major album released on August 11, 1998 by Blue Note Records.
Track Listing : 1.Sugar Craft (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 03:22 . 2.Just Like I Pictured It (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 03:27 . 3.Start·Stop (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 06:39 . 4.Nocturne (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 04:02 . 5.Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 03:15 . 6.Whatever Happened To Gus (Medeski Martin & Wood, Steve Cannon) – 04:26 . 7.Latin Shuffle (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 09:05 . 8.Everyday People (Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart) – 05:27 . 9.Coconut Boogaloo (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 03:57 . 10.Church Of Logic (Medeski Martin & Wood, Jason Kibler) – 06:38 . 11.No Ke Ano Ahiahi (Traditional) – 04:48 . 12.Hypnotized (Medeski Martin & Wood) – 13:37
Musicians : John Medeski – Keyboards . Billy Martin – Drums, Percussion . Chris Wood – Basses, Bass Drum . Dj Logic – Turntables On (1 – 3 – 10) . Steve Cannon – Spoken Word On (6) Medeski, Martin & Wood – Band
Production : Produced By Medeski Martin & Wood, David Baker, Scott Harding . Dennis ? – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Dave Baker – Engineer, Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering . Juan Garcia – Assistant Engineer . Scott Harding – Engineer, Mixing . Katsuhiko Naito – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
Package : Jimmy Katz – Photography . Bleu Valdimer – Artwork
Recorded 1998 At The Magic Shop, Nyc.
Released On August 11, 1998 By Blue Note Records.
All About Jazz
With MMW, it’s easy to wish for dream pairs. But that would require the return of Miles, Bird or Coltrane. Can you picture the sound? After Scofield, who’s left alive that’s up to the challenge? Who’s worthy of MMW? Combustication only scratches the surface. […]
Thank god they did get hung up on credibility for once, because if they were not so busy trying to impress a jazz label, Combustication would probably be inferior to what it is now. And what is it now, you ask? Purely awesome fusion funk that is worthy of your money […]
That ultimately turns out to be just window-dressing, however — beneath it all, MMW’s music remains essentially the same, but the handful of curve balls makes Combustication worth close listening for those already on their side. […]