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Overrated/Underrated: The raw comedy of ‘The Bisexual,’ and ‘The Lion King’ goes ‘live action’

Medeski Martin & Wood’s “Omnisphere”: A fixture around the downtown NYC jazz scene that briefly crossed into the mainstream with a jam band-friendly, improv-heavy sound, this trio hasn’t been heard from often before this recent release. Partnered with the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound in a live concert from 2015, this album reveals just how deeply this genre-skipping organ trio can go in upending expectations, whether in accenting the chamber orchestra’s haunting new framework around songs from the MMW catalog or unfettered ventures into music where no labels dare approach, such as the rambunctious, 20-minute tribute to one of the trio’s musical idols, “The Eye of Ra.”