Funk quartet powerhouse The M&M’s—comprised of keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, and guitarist Papa Mali—have shared a new track titled, “Parachute”, which premiered on Monday via Relix.
The new tune written by Papa Mali includes beautifully layered, lush vocal work, as well as the additional accompaniment of a string section.
“We personally love the sentiment and vibe we captured,” The M&M’s explained to Relix. “We are so excited to get together not only on the stage but working together as a group in the studio.”
Watch The M&M’s new “Parachute” video below:
The M&M’s – “Parachute”
[Video: Papa Mali]
Due to each members’ busy regular touring schedules, The M&M’s perform an extremely limited amount of live shows. With only one currently scheduled tour date, Medeski, Moore, Mercurio, and Mali will reconnect for a special late-night performance during New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Tipitina’s on Friday, April 26th (technically early a.m. Saturday). As you’ve surely heard by now, Moore, Mercurio and their Galactic bandmates recently finalized a deal to purchase Tipitina’s—a club they’ve been visiting as both patrons and performers for nearly three decades.
Head here for tickets and more information on The M&M’s upcoming Jazz Fest late-night.
The musical heritage of New Orleans will be on full display during the 50th-anniversary edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. In addition to the official festivities on the fairgrounds, musicians from New Orleans and beyond will deliver a number of exciting nighttime shows during the week-and-change encompassed by Jazz Fest.
Check out a list of Live For Live Music‘s various night shows during Jazz Fest below. For more information, or to grab your tickets today before they’re all gone, head here.