Burnside Album Details

Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline, Woodstock Sessions Vol. 2

Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline came together to record in August of 2013 at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY in front of an intimate gathering of 75. The session was part of a newly launched series that brings established and emerging recording artists together with their fans in the recording studio. The experience is a performance/session hybrid that supports the artist to fan bond by sharing the process of record making. The end results of the sessions are inimitable recordings that capture inspired, one-off performances. The initial collaboration between MMW and Nels Cline was a year earlier when they performed at The Blue Note for two sold out shows in New York City. The chemistry was immediate and ever since they'd been considering ways to record. Heard in its entirety, The Woodstock Sessions presents some of the most imaginative playing ever documented in the vast discographies of either Medeski Martin & Wood or Nels Cline. "When we talked to Nels about recording something, we felt live was the best way. And we started thinking again about this idea of an intimate concert/studio situation that would be a cool experience and fun for everyone. It seemed like the perfect thing to do," says Medeski.