The Dropper

Medeski, Martin & Wood

The Dropper is Medeski, Martin & Wood's sophomore release with Blue Note Records. We have it on Orange vinyl.

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color Orange Swirl
foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
numbered Yes
remastering details Mastered from the Original Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Widespine
label Blue Note
pressing location Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
release type Reissue

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Medeski, Martin & Wood formed in 1991 at the now-closed Village Gate in New York. John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood had frequently bumped into one another for years, but it was finally time for jazz to welcome a new name. MMW slowly began to explore various sounds in their music, taking inspiration from hip-hop and alternating between their choice of instruments. As the years flew forward, the trio signed with the iconic jazz label, Blue Note Records.

In 2000, the three tapped a number of other musicians for the release of their sophomore album, The Dropper, on Blue Note Records. The album topped at No. 2 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart during its initial release. The album features a frenzied performance by each artist, bursting with welcomed mayhem.


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