Billy Martin's recently released his Life on Drums DVD and a fantastic by-product of the movie is his newest project‚ Wicked Knee. The band has a ridiculous pedigree. It features illyB on drums and an all-star horn section of trumpeter Steve Bernstein (Sex Mob‚ Levon Helm Band)‚ Curtis Fowlkes (Lounge Lizards‚ Bill Frisell Quartet) on trombone and Marcus Rojas (Davis Douglas & Nomad) on tuba.
From what I can gather -- the group's sound is something along the lines of "downtown New York City by way of New Orleans." A kind of modern take on the second line tradition with Billy's rolling‚ funky beats leading the way.
Wicked Knee has an EP coming out soon and has started to announce their first live gigs. Get excited.