Director's Cuts: Jazz on the Jam-Band Circuit

Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews three CDs highlighting jazz groups working the so-called "jam-band" circuit, attracting young rock fans to a new breed of jazz: Medeski Martin and Wood's Uninvisible (Blue Note), Stanton Moore's Flyin' the Koop (Verve) and John Scofield's Uberjam (Verve).

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Stanton Moore

Stanton Moore

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Bassist Chris Wood of MMW fame helps out drummer Stanton Moore on his album Flyin' the Koop on Verve. Moore takes a break from his regular gig with Galactic to create some of the best, funkiest, and tightest New Orleans-inspired sounds around.

Listen: "Prarie Sunset"

Listen: "For the Record"

Medeski Martin and Wood

Medeski Martin and Wood

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Three groovesters bringing rock, jazz, beats, and the avant garde together through the magic of Hammond B3 and drum 'n' bass. MMW's cd Uninvisible is on Blue Note.

Listen: "Uninvisible"

Listen: "Pappy Check"

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