This Sunday, September 26th, Brooklyn Comes Alive returns with a full-day marathon of collaborative live music at the capacious, outdoor Brooklyn Mirage featuring headlining sets by The Disco Biscuits; a guest-filled The Motet set featuring Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Eric “Benny” Bloon (Lettuce), and Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong); and more [get tickets].

The Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup will also feature rising NYC bassist/bandleader Karina Rykman and an avant-garde trio set by John MedeskiJoe Russo, and Dave Harrington. In anticipation of their respective performances on Sunday, revisit this improv jam by Medski, Rykman, and drummer John Morgan Kimock from earlier this year below.

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[4/5/21]: This past weekend saw a special one-time collaboration between keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Karina Rykman, and drummer John Morgan Kimock. The outdoor concert at a private residence in Hewitt, NJ on Saturday was presented by Skull & Bones as the first in its Tree of Life benefit concert series. Fans who were unable to attend the concert can now listen to the show’s soundboard audio, now available now on Internet Archive.

For their first public collaboration together, Medeski, Rykman, and Kimock delivered an all-improv performance, with no real setlist structure planned for the private event. The roughly 80-minute show heard the musicians skillfully weave through uncharted territory to deliver a concert experience that was truly one of a kind.

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“We’re gonna create some shit spontaneously, on the spot and I hope you come along for the ride,” Rykman told the crowd to open the show.

From there, Karina and the two Johns loaded up their musical spacecraft and took audiences on a ride of extended improvisation. While the tracklist itself simply reads of 11 songs entitled “Improv”, each track found the trio taking the music in an entirely new and inspired direction.

Listen to full-show audio from John Medeski, Karina Rykman, and John Kimock’s concert this past weekend in Hewitt, NJ. Scroll down to check out a pair of fan-shot videos as well.

John Medeski, Karina Rykman, John Kimock – Hewitt, NJ – 4/3/21 [Full-Show Audio]

[Audio: McRoberts]

John Medeski, Karina Rykman, John Kimock – Hewitt, NJ – 4/3/21

John Medeski, Karina Rykman, John Kimock – Hewitt, NJ – 4/3/21