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