I've heard about these guys for a few years, even read a write up in Bass Player, but I ignored learning anything more about them as I thought 'meh, Jazz guys, probably too mellow for me'. Wrong!
I pick up the latest issue of Prog magazine, and there's always a CD inside with some known and unknown bands. I check out a track by Elephant9, completely blew me away (hammond organ, drums, bass). I check them out on youtube and someone commented if you like these guys check out MMW.
I go to some clip where MMW are playing with Scofeild and Wood kicks in with this knarly double bass, talk about a mind melter!
I'm going to check out stuff from these guys asap.
...James Jamerson's index finger even earned its own nickname: "The Hook"....