Medeski Martin & Wood – It's A Jungle In Here (New Vinyl)
New sealed copy. 2024 reissue.
It's a Jungle in Here is an album by the experimental jazz funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood, released in 1993. The trio supported the album by playing shows with Bio Ritmo. "Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself" is a medley of Thelonious Monk and Bob Marley.
Trouser Press wrote that "the trio transports King Sunny Ade's 'Moti Mo' into a languorous sprawl cleverly accented by Soweto Township-like horns, summons the spirit of the Meters on 'Wiggly's Way' and burns down the joint on the scorching 'Beeah'." The Washington Post noted that "Medeski is both the color and melody man, delighting in thickly layered organ blues lines and emphatic piano chords that add both texture and momentum to 'Shuck It Up' and the title track." The Austin American-Statesman called the album "creative and challenging music, pumped up with strong street sensibilities and performed with undeniable virtuosity."
A2 Where's Sly?
A3 Shuck It Up
B1 Bemsha Swing-Lively Up Yourself
B2 Moti Mo
B3 It's A Jungle In Here
B4 Syeeda's Song Flute
B5 Wiggly's Way