There’s no denying the keyboard mastery of John Medeski. Whether its the psycehdelic jazz fusion of Medeski, Martin & Wood, the gospel soul of The Word, or even his recent sit-in with Antibalas at the Brooklyn Bowl, the man is an undeniable talent. This time around, he’s lending his talents to a new group called Saudade, alongside members of Deftones and Bad Brains.
The full lineup features guitarist Dr. Know, of the hardcore punk group Bad Brains, as well as Deftones’ vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno. Mackie Jayson and Chuck Doom complete this eclectic lineup, and the band has also released their very first track. Titled “Saudade,” the eponymous tune is beyond epic.
Listen to “Saudade” below, and visit the band’s new BitTorrent page to download the band’s song and video. You can also join a mailing list to find out more information about this new exciting group.