Billy Martin is a native New Yorker born 1963 to a Radio City Rockette and concert viiolinist. World renowned as innovative drummer, composer and visual artist who formed the avant funk trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Recording and performing with Iggy Pop, John Lurie, John Zorn, Natalie Merchant, Marc Ribot, John Scofield, Nels Cline and many more. Martin has produced over 50 records most notably The Road To Jajouka with Flea, Ornette Coleman, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Bill Lazwell, DJ Logic and Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead).
Film composer: MIRAGE (Hungary 2015) starring Issach De Bankole, The Shell Collector (2016). Collaborations with Howard Shore in Maps to the Stars; John Lurie in Fishing with John, Manny and Lo and Get Shorty; Wim Wenders’ The End of Violence.
Paris TV concert with Iggy Pop, Johnny Depp, Crissie Hynde and Vanessa Paradis
Check out Billy’s own imprint Amulet Records
Billy at IMDB
SURFACE MAGAZINE interview