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    John Scofield Performs Quiet And Loud Jazz


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    When we started to play, I did kind of get chills from the songs . - John Scofield

    Almost exactly 30 years ago, guitarist John Scofield recorded an album he evocatively titled Loud Jazz. Not quite a decade later, he made one called Quiet. Both albums were statements of intent, widely embraced and justly acclaimed. And despite the obvious differences between the two, both were genuine expressions of Scofield's musical personality, which has always been more flexible than those extreme dynamic markings would seem to suggest.

    Jazz Night In America caught up with Scofield this past spring, just before he played a concert called Quiet And Loud Jazz in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. The idea was to both acknowledge and bridge the distance between the two disparate albums, which might have been more difficult were it not for Scofield's sly consistency. It's not like other famous jazz musicians, where their style changes, you know, decade to decade, says Jim Beard, the veteran keyboardist on hand for the Loud Jazz half of the concert. He sounds very similar to what he sounded like, you know, 30 years ago. I don't think he sounds that different. And it's just such a strong personal style that that's amazing.


    2:54 - Door #3
    9:00 - Hold That Thought
    15:40 - Tulle
    20:51 - Rolf and the Gang

    31:25 - Dance Me Home
    39:00 - Loud Jazz
    47:18 - So You Say
    52:48 - Trim

    John Scofield (electric guitar)
    Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone and flute)
    Charles Pillow (flute and horn)
    Michael Rodriguez (trumpet and flugelhorn)
    Roger Rosenberg (baritone saxophone and bass clarinet)
    Jeffrey Scott (french horn)
    John Clarke (french horn)
    Larry Grenadier (bass)
    Bill Stewart (drums)

    Jim Beard (keyboard)
    Gary Granger (bass)
    Dennis Chambers (drums)



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    John Scofield Trio - Blue Note, New York City, NY, 2004-09-26


    John Scofield Trio - Blue Note, NYC, 26 September 2004

    John Scofield, g
    Steve Swallow, b
    Bill Stewart, dr

    1. New Orleans (a.k.a. Heck of a Job)
    2. Green Tea
    3. Hammock Soliloquy
    4. Pretty Out
    5. Over Big Top

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    Govt Mule and John Scofield, Stratus, 3-12-15, Boston, MA


    Govt Mule and John Scofield perform Billy Cobham's Stratus on 3-12-15 at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA. Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions.

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    Rig Rundown - John Scofield & Avi Bortnick


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    ( Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is on location in Iowa City, IA, with John Scofield and Avi Bortnick on their Überjam Deux tour. In this video, Scofield mentions his love for AC30s, dealing with travel issues on the road, and walks us through his entire pedalboard. Rhythm guitarist Avi Bortnick shows us how he combines the modern with the traditional in his rig by incorporating samples and drum machines along with his array of pedals.

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    John Scofield - Jolene


    Music video by John Scofield performing Jolene. (C) 2016 Impulse ! A Division of Universal Music France

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    zZounds Exclusive Interview with John Scofield


    Legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield sat down with the zZounds video team recently to discuss his new JSM-10 and JSM-100 guitars from Ibanez, the sound of the Vox ACV30, and his own personal journey as a guitarist and musician.

    Go behind the scenes of this interview and see our top 5 John Scofield tracks on the zZounds Blog:

    1:30 -- Finding the Sound
    3:10 -- Discovering Jazz
    5:10 -- Practice Makes Perfect

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    A Go Go - John Scofield


    A Go Go - John Scofield

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    John Scofield Trio - Lawns - Live @ Blue Note Milano


    performed by John Scofield Trio
    Blue Note Milano 21-10-2014

    John Scofield - guitar
    Steve Swallow - bass
    Bill Stewart - drums

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    John Scofield Organic Trio Live.


    John Scofield – guitar
    Larry Goldings – organ
    Greg Hutchinson - drums

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    John Scofield live at the North Sea Jazz Festival • 13-07-1986 • World of Jazz


    John Scofield (born December 26, 1951) often referred to as Sco, is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer whose playing spans bebop, jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, and rock.

    Mark Cohen, keyboards
    Gary Grainger bass,
    Rick Sebastian drums

    Compositions played:
    ‘Protocol’ (John Scofield) from the album ‘Still Warm’ (1986)
    ‘Thanks Again’ (John Scofield) from the album ‘Electric Outlet’ (1984)
    ‘Rule of Thumb’ (John Scofield) from the album ‘Still Warm’ (1986)
    ‘10th Movement’ (Steve Swallows)

    Recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands, 13 July 1986, by AVRO Television.

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    Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Sham Time | Live Studio Session


    John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood and John Scofield performing Sham Time, which will be on their upcoming September release, Juice.

    John Scofield guitar
    John Medeski piano
    Billy Martin drums
    Chris Woof bass

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    Miles Davis - Live in Montreal Jazz Festival


    Great live concert of Miles Davis in Montreal Jazz Festival featuring John Scofield and Bob Berg. Amazing sound! Enjoy

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    John Scofield - I want to talk about you


    4 jun 2011, Moscow (Russia). International festival Usadba jazz.
    It was amazing! Especially this version of piece I want to talk about you.

    John Scofield Group :
    John Scofield - guitar,
    Ben Street - bass,
    Adam Nussbaum - drums,
    Michael Eckroth - keyboards.

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    Dennis Chambers - John Scofield: BLUE MATTER


    Dennis Chambers - John Scofield - Gary Grainger - Jim Beard: Blue Matter -
    Transcription of the Groove by Terry Branam is here:

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    John Scofield & Uberjam Band - Boogie Stupid


    Live At The Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2013
    John Scofield - guitar
    Avi Bortnick - guitar and samples
    Andy Hess - bass
    Louis Cato - drums
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    John Scofield Uberjam performs Ideofunk at Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival


    John Scofield Uberjam performs Ideofunk at Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport CT.

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    Medeski, Scofield, Martin _ Wood - Estival Jazz Lugano 2007 FullHD1080p 3D


    Genre : jazz, post-bop, fusion
    Duration : 1:16:08
    Starring : John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin, Chris Wood in 3D (Optional)
    Description: New York band Medeski Martin _ Wood is headed in a new direction of improvised music, fully developed only in the mid 90_s - the movement of so-called jam bands. For adequate translation of the term we should stop at the option of _jam bands._ Jam bands are working on a thin, formerly almost imperceptible line between jazz, soul, club music, funk and rock music. The fact that they play - certainly improvised music (often much more spontaneous than mainstream jazz) elastic at the same time, almost dance ripple from the 80_s funk and old organ soul jazz 60s (what in modern practice is called succinct - and, again, badly translated - catchword groove) and significantly bluesy tone.

    John Medeski
    Country: United States
    Genre: Jazz
    Bands: «Medeski Martin _ Wood»
    Collaboration: Zorn, John
    Medeski, John (John Medeski) - American jazz keyboardist and composer. Having received a classical music education, became interested in musical directions such as funk and jazz, and in 1991 formed a very popular and respected jazz trio now Medeski Martin _ Wood. As a session musician has been involved with T-Bone Burnet (T-Bone Burnett), KD Lang, John Scofield (John Scofield), Iggy Pop (Iggy Pop), Macey Parker (Maceo Parker), The Blind Boys of Alabama and others.

    John Scofield
    Country: United States
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: contemporary jazz, post-bop, fusion
    Instrument: Guitar
    Recording Company: Gramavision (8), Blue Note (6), Enja (4), Verve (2), Polygram International (2), Capitol (2), CPP (2)
    Guitarist John Scofield has gained notoriety by playing for many years in a variety of jazz styles. He, along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell is one of the representatives of the _big three_ of current jazz guitarists. The owner of very characteristic-based rock music sound that is often heard from distorshenom, Scofield - a first-class jazz improviser whose music is often found between the post-bopom, fusion and soul-jazz.

    Billy Martin
    Genre: Jazz, Funk
    Instrument: Drums
    Irrepressible jazz drummer, percussionist virtuoso avant-garde artist and lover of strange instruments, Billy Martin came onto the music scene in the early _80s. There are few drummers with such a relaxed African-American style of play (with the rhythms of Brazilian samba Martin manages not worse). List of teams with which he played Martin, is impressive in size, and the quality of Bob Moses (Bob Moses), Ned Rothenberg (Ned Rothenberg), John Scofield (John Scofield), John Zorn (John Zorn), The Lounge Lizards, and many others . However, the more he is best known as the drummer prolific fusion-funk trio Medeski, Martin _ Wood: Billy Martin is working with keyboardist John Medeski and bassist Chris Wood in 1991.

    Chris Wood
    Country: CA
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: contemporary jazz, post-bop, fusion
    Instrument: Bass guitar
    Virtuoso playing the bass guitar and double bass.

    1.Little Walter Rides Again
    2.In Case the World Changes IT_s Mind
    3.Down the Tubes Improvisation # 1
    4.Down the Tubes Improvisation # 2
    5.Tootie Ma is A Big Fine Thing
    6.Tequila _ Chocolate
    8. Hottentot # 1
    9.Hottentot # 2
    10.A Go Go

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    John Scofield Plays Blues


    Someone at Sam Ash asked John Scofield to play a traditional blues, so he did. The guitar he is playing in the video is his own that he brought with him to the store.

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    Pat Martino Trio with John Scofield - Sunny


    Umbria Jazz 2002
    Pat Martino - guitar
    John Scofield - guitar
    Joey DeFrancesco - hammond
    Byron Landham - drums

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    Miles Davis Band featuring John Scofield Guitar solo


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    John Scofield @ Padova Jazz Festival 2018 - Icons at the fair


    Padova Jazz Festival 2018
    Teatro MPX - 27 ottobre 2018
    Icons at the fair

    JOHN SCOFIELD: chitarra
    GERALD CLAYTON: organo e piano
    BILL STEWART: batteria

    John Scofield (nato in Ohio nel 1951), dopo un apprendistato nei gruppi di Gerry Mulligan con Chet Baker, Billy Cobham & George Duke, Charles Mingus, Gary Burton e David Liebman, nel 1982 entra a far parte della band di Miles Davis. Sono anni in cui andava ancora forte il jazz-rock, al quale Scofield diede un personale contributo, prendendo parte ad alcuni dei gruppi fondamentali del genere. A lanciare definitivamente la sua inarrestabile ascesa in qualità di leader, oltre al triennio trascorso al fianco di Miles Davis, furono i dischi che la Blue Note iniziò a produrgli dal 1990. Da allora la sua carriera non ha conosciuto momenti di arresto, mentre tra le collaborazioni successive spiccano il vertice chitarristico con Pat Metheny e il duraturo sodalizio iniziato nel 1998 con il trio Medeski Martin & Wood (li si è ascoltati a Padova Jazz nel 2014).

    Scofield è uno dei chitarristi jazz più influenti degli ultimi quattro decenni, ferratissimo solista post-bop da sempre aperto alle seduzioni della fusion, il funky, il soul jazz. E la sua nuova band, Combo 66, è appunto un versatile strumento per muoversi liberamente in territori stilistici aperti.

    Riprese e montaggio: Go Live Now

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    John Scofield is Awesome, heres why


    This video is a collection of solos from various performances. -- a brief sample of an amazing career. Discover more about him and other awesome musicians @

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    John Scofield On A Blues - This Is Why He Is Great


    John Scofield is one of the most important artists in Jazz for the last 40 years. Few artists can claim to have worked with such an amazing row of musicians and Scofields ability to come up with new and fantastic projects is amazing.

    In this John Scofield I am going to take a look at some phrases from a solo off the I Can See Your House From Here album that was a collaboration with Pat Metheny. An album that features Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart. who would later form the Scofield Trio for a few albums.

    The song is You Speak My Language which is a Bb Blues and I am going to analyze three phrases from the solo and talk about some of the things that are typical for John Scofield Licks

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    INSIDE SCOFIELD - a film about jazz legend John Scofield


    INSIDE SCOFIELD (music documentary, aimed for mid-2020)
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    Guitarist John Scofield crossed paths with people like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Chet Baker but kept himself grounded and became one of today's greats jazz and fusion guitarists and composers. His unique style and sound are influencing musicians worldwide.
    The film provides rare insight - straight from the head of one of modern jazz's finest.

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    I Dont Need No Doctor John Scofield & John Mayer


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    John Scofield Uberjam


    Uberjam - John Scofield

    Off of his album Uberjam from 2002.

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    John Scofield Trio ‎– Out Like A Light 1983


    Enja Records
    Recorded Live at Club Vielharmonie, Munich, Germany on December 14th, 1981

    A1 Holidays
    A2 Last Week 9:12
    B1 Miss Directions 17:40
    B2 Out Like A Light 25:45
    B3 Melinda (Alan J. Lerner) 32:51

    John Scofield (g)
    Steve Swallow (e-b)
    Adam Nussbaum (dr)

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    John Scofield, July 1987: Blue Matter


    Sco performs Blue Matter from the album of the same name at Christiansborg Ridebane, July 1987. This is a higher quality and longer version of a video I uploaded in 2008. It doesn't stop abruptly after ten minutes :)

    I've also uploaded new versions of So You Say and Still Warm, from the same set.

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    John Scofield Plays Ray Charles, You Dont Know Me, at Berklee


    You Don't Know Me performed by John Scofield, Steve Swallow, and Bill Stewart at Berklee College of Music's Ray Charles Symposium on September 22, 2012.

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    Chank - John Scofield


    Chank - John Scofield

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    the chicken - Scofield Pastorius Dennard


    Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard playing the chicken as a trio

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    John Scofield Trio - Leverkusen, Germany, 2010-11-09


    John Scofield Trio - Leverkusener Jazztage 2010

    JOHN SCOFIELD - guitar
    STEVE SWALLOW - bass
    BILL STEWART - drums

    1. How Deep
    2. Chicken Dog
    3. Everything I Love
    4. Pretty Out
    5. Trio Blues
    6. Someone to Watch over Me

    31. Leverkusener Jazztage 2010 (Germany)

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    John Scofield & Pat Metheny 1994-06-29 2. Everybodys Party


    Pat Metheny & John Scofield Quartet:
    Jazz Open, Beethovensaal(in Kultur- und Kongreflzentrum Liederhalle), Stuttgart, Germany, 29th June 1994

    Everybody's Party

    Pat Metheny: Guitar, Guitar Synth
    John Scofield: Guitar
    Steve Swallow: Bass
    Bill Stewart: Drums

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    John Scofield - Georgia On My Mind


    From Funk-Jazz Guitar (VHS)

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    John Scofield Quartet feat. Mulgrew Miller - Live at Jazz in Marciac


    JOHN SCOFIELD - guitar
    MULGREW MILLER - piano
    SCOTT COLLEY - bass
    BILL STEWART - drums

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    🎷マッコイ・タイナー【Fly with the wind】McCoy Tyner with John Scofield


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    John Scofield, July 1987: Still Warm


    This is a non-truncated and higher quality version of a video I uploaded in 2008. From the Christiansborg Ridebane set of July 1987: Still Warm. See also Blue Matter and So You Say from the same set.

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    John Scofield - Some of the Greatest Double Time Lines I know


    John Scofield is one of my favorite jazz-guitarists. In fact, he gets away with using an effect I don't like and I still love his playing!

    This video is on probably my favorite John Scofield solo: Milestones of the Joe Henderson album So Near, So Far (which is anyway a fantastic album).

    Milestones is a very difficult chord progression to solo on, but John Scofield really nails it with a lot of different approaches, pentatonics, and reharmonizations.

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    0:00 Intro - John Scofield on So Near, So far.
    0:20 Milestones with Joe Henderson
    1:06 Example #1
    1:08 Super-imposed pentatonic double stops
    2:17 Example #1 Slow
    2:22 Example #2
    2:29 Melodic statements with chords in the bridge
    3:50 The Basic Melody used
    4:11 Using Legato to mix bebop and pentatonics
    5:31 Example #2 Slow
    5:43 Example #3
    5:50 Scofields appraoch to double-time lines
    6:45 Repeated ideas Scorfield vs Metheny
    7:14 Signature Pentatonic Melody and Using different techniques for sound
    8:01 Example #3 Slow
    8:11 Example #4
    8:16 Contrast: Melodic vs Angular (how to keep it interesting..)
    9:11 Example #4 slow
    9:18 Example #5
    9:20 Intervallic double time ideas
    10:21 Example #6
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    John Scofield Band - Hottentot


    John Scofield Band - Hottentot. Disco: A go go (1998).//

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    Jaco Pastorius John Scofield Kenwood Dennard


    Para mechar, un video del gran Jaco Pastorius tocando un par de temas con John Scofield y Kenwood Dennard

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    John Scofield – Shinola


    Enja Records 1982
    Recorded live at Club Vielharmonie, Munich, Germany on December 12-13, 1981.

    A1 Why'd You Do It? 00:00
    A2 Yawn 05:44
    A3 Dr. Jackle (Jackie McLean) 14:57
    B1 Jean The Bean 20:58
    B2 Rags To Riches 28:00
    B3 Shinola 34:40

    John Scofield (g)
    Steve Swallow (b)
    Adam Nussbaum (dr)

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    John Scofield - Do Like Eddie


    Do Like Eddie, by John Scofield's group in his studio album Hand Jive, from 1994.

    The group:

    John Scofield - guitar
    Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone
    Larry Goldings - piano, organ
    Dennis Irwin - bass
    Bill Stewart - drums
    Don Alias - percussion

    Track list:

    01- I'll Take Les
    02- Dark Blue
    03- Do Like Eddie
    04- She's So Lucky
    05- Checkered Past
    06- 7th Floor
    07- Golden Daze
    08- Don't Shoot The Messenger
    09- Whip The Mule
    10- Out Of The City


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    Ciclos de dominantes, back-cycling tipo Mike Stern o John Scofield | Pedro Bellora


    Hete aquí una fórmula innnnfalible para tocar outside, como hacen Mike Stern o John Scofield al tocar sobre armonías estáticas. Incluye PDF con tablatura de 8 ejemplos de back-cycling, o ciclos sobre dominantes.

    Descargá el PDF en:

    0:0 - Ejemplos incluídos en el PDF
    1:43 - Concepto de back-cycling
    2:00 - Introducción, descarga de PDF
    3:02 - Bi-armonía
    4:00 - Tipos de dominantes para armar cadenas
    4:40 - Tocar inside de algo que no está ahí
    5:35 - Fórmula para armar melodías
    5:56 - Ejemplo 1
    6:44 - De la mano al oído y viceversa
    7:05 - Ejemplo 2
    7:35 - Ejemplo 3
    8:10 - Sustitución tritonal
    8:48 - Ejemplo 4
    9:35 - Ejemplo 5
    9:54 - Ejemplo 6
    10:27 - Ejemplo 7
    11:21 - Ejemplo 8
    11:40 - Armonía estática vs ciclo
    12:22 - Back-cycling
    12:44 - Cómo practicar
    13:35 - Cierre

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    John Scofield - Full Concert - 08/14/93 - Newport Jazz Festival


    John Scofield - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 8/14/1993 - Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

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    0:00:00 - Little Walk
    0:10:07 - Camp Out
    0:18:53 - Meant To Be
    0:29:25 - What They Did
    0:38:08 - Easy For You
    0:44:30 - Chariots

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    GearFest 2018 Interview with John Scofield


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    From his early work with Medeski Martin & Wood to his extensive solo career, John Scofield has played a leading role in the development of modern jazz guitar. In this interview he talks with Mitch Gallagher about his workshop at GearFest 2018, his signature Ibanez guitar, and much more.

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    JOHN SCOFIELD interviewed by PABLO HELD


    I grew up listening to John Scofield through my parents who are big fans of his music. So each time we’d go on holidays or just went for a little trip in the car there’d be a cassette with Sco’s music playing at some point during the journey. “Still Warm”, “Hand Jive”, “What We Do”, “I Can See Your House from Here”, “Quiet” and also his records with Miles Davis like “Decoy” or “You’re Under Arrest” are are deeply ingrained in my childhood memories.

    When I was ten years old my parents took me to see John Scofield for the first time. He was touring with a great quintet (Seamus Blake, Kevin Hays, Larry Grenadier & Bill Stewart) playing the music from the “Quiet” album. This was an unforgettable experience to say the least. Since then I’ve seen him live countless other times, collecting his records, looking for bootlegs, reading his interviews and transcribing lots of his songs.

    In 2014 my trio got the chance to invite a special guest for a concert at Philharmonie Köln. We expressed our desire to play with Sco and to our surprise he accepted! That first concert became a record (The Trio Meets John Scofield on Pirouet Records) and after the release John asked us to come on tour with him through Europe in 2015. You can imagine how surreal all this felt, but getting to know John, playing and hanging with him has been one of the greatest experience of my life. He’s the nicest guy you can imagine, a musician of the highest order and I’m thankful to call him a friend.
    Here’s my conversation with him. Hope you enjoy.


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    Green Tea - John Scofield


    Green Tea - John Scofield

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    John Scofield joins Soulive June 15 2017 - Hey Joe


    Soulive does Scolive at Bowlive
    Hey Joe

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    John Scofield / Medeski, Martin & Wood - Hottentot - North Sea Jazz 2007


    John Scofield with Jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood live at North Sea Jazz 2007 (friday 13 july 2007) playing Hottentot.



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