Those musicians have been playing together in many settings over the decades: John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob, Medeski Martin & Wood, Spanish Fly, The Jazz Passengers, Get Shorty (The feature film) and many other gigs.
They do RagTimeFunk joints with inappropriate avant-garde interludes to keep everything out of focus. It’s about ‘good times during bad times’ and they encourage you to dance with them through life.
“I like to think of it as a juke joint band, if there is such a thing,” says Billy Martin about his new quartet, Wicked Knee. To which we can only respond, well, if there wasn’t one, there is now.