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* Deluxe limited edition hard cover book with music (exclusive digital downloadable record).


Culled from over 60 articles, drummer/composer/visual artist Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood, The Lounge Lizards) takes us on a journey into the processes, concepts, successes, and failures – as a teacher, musician, and a human being. Martin is not only talking to other musicians, but to anyone who tries to approach the world with wonder, curiosity, and care. Includes over 30 improvised drawings and illustrations spanning 3 decades.

"It’s a roadmap I’d like to share, in hopes that it will lead you into illuminating corners of yourself that you might not have found on your own." - Billy Martin

The companion record:
Wandering Music includes new original music by BIlly Martin written for strings, percussion, brass, electronics and more. The 'graphic score series' use drawings from the Wandering book that informs solo interpretations by music masters Cyro Baptista, Nels Cline, Anthony Coleman, David Fiuczynski, Bill Frisell, Annie Gosfield, Billy Martin, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Marcus Rojas.

Produced by Billy Martin and Hal Willner

Book with digital download / companion record $55.

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