Inside Episode 8 with John Medeski
Famed keyboardist John Medeski is not easily contained to a single project or genre. He is credited on over 300 works to date, most notably as one-third of the groundbreaking trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Equally comfortable behind a Steinway grand piano, Hammond organ, or any number of vintage keyboards, Medeski is a highly sought after improviser and bandleader whose projects range from work with John Zorn, The Word (Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars), Phil Lesh, Don Was, John Scofield, Coheed & Cambria, Susana Baca, Sean Lennon, Marc Ribot, Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more.
Classically trained, Medeski grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where as a teenager he played with Jaco Pastorius before heading north to attend the New England Conservatory. He released his first solo piano record, A Different Time, on Sony’s Okeh Records in 2013, and current projects include a new album in the works with his band MadSkillet (Terrence Higgins, Kirk Joseph, Will Bernard), and HUDSON (a collaboration with Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, and Larry Grenadier), plus a documentary on Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Hosted, Edited, and Produced by Ben Tyree
Theme music is “Latitudes” by Ben Tyree from the 2020 album Lifelines
Photography by Deneka Peniston, Daryl Tillman, and Ben Tyree
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Ben Tyree is a musician, composer, and producer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has toured and recorded with numerous artists in a multitude of musical genres traveling to perform at venues and festivals all over the United States and Europe. Tyree operates his own publishing company and record label, Sonic Architectures, where he has released a solo guitar recording as well as recordings with his jazz/funk/rock trio BT3.