Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Album of the Day

Shack-man, by Medeski Martin and Wood (1996): I picked this disc up on a whim a while back, on someone's theory that MMW is one of those non-prog groups that prog fans would dig. I've never been overly thrilled with it, but it is enjoyable on its own terms. And MMW's terms include a deep and abiding groove, with a tight rhythm section providing the foundation for a lot of chunky Hammond work. It's all good, but it's certainly not great. Oddly, the tune the sticks most in my head is the arrangement of a gospel tune, "Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus."

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