Ft. Will Bernard (Guitar), John Medeski (Keys), Kevin Scott (Bass), Billy Martin (Drums)
Two legendary players perform together with Will Bernard's expert chops and flair for funky, bottom-heavy soul-jazz, and John Medeski's sought-after improvisational skills on keys from concert grand to Hammond B3 organ.
Guitarist Will Bernard's unique voice was formed for the most part from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way he studied classical music, jazz, played in basements and coliseums, and absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kultii, the New York downtown edge, and the loose funk of New Orleans.He has performed or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Dr Lonnie Smith, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Jai Uttal, Tom Waits, Dr. John and many others, known and unknowns.Will has been seen working in a chameleon-like way to fit into his habitat. Bernard’s albums demonstrate his roots in straight-ahead jazz and more traditional styles as well as funk and free wheeling improv.
Famed keyboardist John Medeski is not easily contained to a single project or genre. He is credited on over 300 works to date, most notably as one-third of the groundbreaking trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Equally comfortable behind a Steinway grand piano, Hammond organ, or any number of vintage keyboards, Medeski is a highly sought after improviser and bandleader whose projects range from work with John Zorn, The Word (Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars), Phil Lesh, Don Was, John Scofield, Coheed & Cambria, Susana Baca, Sean Lennon, Marc Ribot, Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more.