JOHN SCOFIELD

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John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio) is a jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis. A bebop master, Scofield is simultaneously well acquainted with R&B and blues styles which he mixes seamlessly with his jazz playing.

He recorded with Charles Mingus in 1976, and replaced Pat Metheny in Gary Burton's quartet. In autumn 1976 he signed a contract with Enja Records, and he released his first album East Meets West in 1977. In 1979 he formed a trio with Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum. He later joined Miles Davis, with whom he remained until 1985.

While still with Davis, he released Electric Outlet (1984). Still Warm (1985) followed after he left Davis's group.

At the beginning of the 1990s, he formed a quartet with Joe Lovano with whom he recorded several important albums for Blue Note Records. Time on My Hands (1990),
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JOHN SCOFIELD Discography

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JOHN SCOFIELD John Scofield (aka East Meets West) album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
John Scofield (aka East Meets West)
Post Bop 1978
JOHN SCOFIELD Rough House album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Rough House
Post Bop 1979
JOHN SCOFIELD Who's Who? album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Who's Who?
Fusion 1979
JOHN SCOFIELD Bar Talk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bar Talk
Post Bop 1980
JOHN SCOFIELD Electric Outlet album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Electric Outlet
Funk Jazz 1984
JOHN SCOFIELD Still Warm album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Still Warm
Funk Jazz 1986
JOHN SCOFIELD Blue Matter album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Blue Matter
Funk Jazz 1987
JOHN SCOFIELD Loud Jazz album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Loud Jazz
Funk Jazz 1988
JOHN SCOFIELD Flat Out album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Flat Out
Hard Bop 1989
JOHN SCOFIELD Time on My Hands album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Time on My Hands
Soul Jazz 1990
JOHN SCOFIELD Meant To Be album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Meant To Be
Soul Jazz 1991
JOHN SCOFIELD Grace Under Pressure album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Grace Under Pressure
Soul Jazz 1992
JOHN SCOFIELD What We Do album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
What We Do
Post Bop 1993
JOHN SCOFIELD Hand Jive album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Hand Jive
Soul Jazz 1994
JOHN SCOFIELD I Can See Your House From Here (w/ Pat Metheny) album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
I Can See Your House From Here (w/ Pat Metheny)
Post Bop 1994
JOHN SCOFIELD Groove Elation! album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Groove Elation!
Soul Jazz 1995
JOHN SCOFIELD Quiet album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Quiet
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1996
JOHN SCOFIELD A Go Go album cover 3.73 | 7 ratings
A Go Go
Funk Jazz 1998
JOHN SCOFIELD Bump album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Bump
Funk Jazz 2000
JOHN SCOFIELD Works for Me album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Works for Me
Post Bop 2001
JOHN SCOFIELD The John Scofield Band ‎: überjam album cover 4.30 | 5 ratings
The John Scofield Band ‎: überjam
Acid Jazz 2002
JOHN SCOFIELD The John Scofield Band : Up All Night album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
The John Scofield Band : Up All Night
Acid Jazz 2003
JOHN SCOFIELD ScoLoHoFo: Oh! album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
ScoLoHoFo: Oh!
Post Bop 2003
JOHN SCOFIELD That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles
Soul Jazz 2005
JOHN SCOFIELD This Meets That album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
This Meets That
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
JOHN SCOFIELD Piety Street album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Piety Street
Jazz Related RnB 2009
JOHN SCOFIELD A Moment's Peace album cover 3.52 | 4 ratings
A Moment's Peace
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2011
JOHN SCOFIELD Überjam Deux album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Überjam Deux
Acid Jazz 2013
JOHN SCOFIELD Past Present album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Past Present
Hard Bop 2015
JOHN SCOFIELD Country For Old Men album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Country For Old Men
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 2016
JOHN SCOFIELD Combo 66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Combo 66
Soul Jazz 2018

JOHN SCOFIELD EPs & splits

JOHN SCOFIELD live albums

JOHN SCOFIELD Live album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Live
Post Bop 1978
JOHN SCOFIELD Shinola album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shinola
Fusion 1982
JOHN SCOFIELD Out Like A Light album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Like A Light
Post Bop 1983
JOHN SCOFIELD Pick Hits Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pick Hits Live
Funk Jazz 1987
JOHN SCOFIELD EnRoute: John Scofield Trio Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
EnRoute: John Scofield Trio Live
Funk Jazz 2004

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JOHN SCOFIELD Slo Sco: Best of the Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slo Sco: Best of the Ballads
Funk Jazz 1990
JOHN SCOFIELD Liquid Fire: The Best of John Scofield album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Liquid Fire: The Best of John Scofield
Funk Jazz 1994
JOHN SCOFIELD John Scofield & John Abercrombie ‎: Solar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Scofield & John Abercrombie ‎: Solar
Post Bop 1996
JOHN SCOFIELD Steady Groovin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steady Groovin'
Funk Jazz 2000
JOHN SCOFIELD 5 Original Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
5 Original Albums
Soul Jazz 2018

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JOHN SCOFIELD Reviews

JOHN SCOFIELD Überjam Deux

Album · 2013 · Acid Jazz
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“Uberjam Deux” is the second installment in a little acid jazz series John Scofield initiated about a decade ago. Nothing too serious going on here, this is mostly fun jams for folks who want to get their groove on. John doesn’t even stretch out on any long solos, mostly keeping the tunes short and to the point. You get a nice variety of rhythms on this CD with lots of RnB from old school to new, plus some Afro-beat, a bit of reggae and even a hint of electronica here and there. One thing that stands out over repeat listens is the fact that Scofield is an excellent RnB guitarist, something that isn’t always true with others from the jazz field. If you had to pick an overall tag for John’s career, it would be hard to choose between jazz and RnB, he’s quite good at both. The funky little riffs he supplies throughout this album are almost like a dictionary of RnB licks for any aspiring guitarist trying to learn the trade.

With today’s technology, drum loops and rhythm software it would have been easy for Scofield to put an album like this together himself, but fortunately he wisely chose to have a real rhythm section and even a second guitarist (Avi Bortnick) adding syncopated counter parts to John’s funky guitar licks. Keyboardist John Medeski also appears on some of the tunes with his signature B3 playing. I have to admit, on first listen I was disappointed in this CD because I had previously been listening to Scofield’s very demanding post bop workout on “ScoLoHoFo”, where four all-star musicians push each other to the max and John lays down some very creative extended solos. “Uberjam” is not that kind of a project and it began to win me over as I realized how excellent and abundantly plentiful John’s RnB riffs are.

For folks who like this sort of groove oriented RnB/jazz, this one is better than most. A lot of artists will slap these sort of projects together quickly and then phone in the results, but Scofield took the time to put something very nice together, and his playing and dictionary of riffs are a must hear for any aspiring RnB guitarist.

JOHN SCOFIELD ScoLoHoFo: Oh!

Album · 2003 · Post Bop
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Oh!” is the only album put out by early 21st century jazz super group, scolohofo. Unlike other “super-groups” who don’t really connect as individuals, scolohofo had spent time on the road together before they recorded this CD and had already developed a strong sense of interplay. In fact, the best feature of this disc is the way lead soloists Joe Lovano and John Scofield interact. The music on here is abstract and intellectual post bop of the variety developed by the Miles Davis quintet, but just like Miles and his crew, this music may be complex and hi-brow, but its also bluesy and street-wise at the same time. The musicians definitely work up a sweat on a couple numbers, and aren’t afraid to move outside with their solos, but there is also a certain sense of modern cool that keeps a reign on too much indulgence. This is best typified by Lovano’s sax technique where he will peak off a solo with a ‘scream’, but it’s a sort of controlled whispered scream.

Some top cuts include “The Winding Way” , with its great funky melody, and “New Amstredam”, a lengthy number that features simultaneous solos from Sco and Lo. “Shorter Form” and the opening title cut are good and “Bittersweet” is a nice ballad. As this lengthy CD wears on, the playing remains top notch, but some tunes seem to be lacking in memorable melody or discernible differences in texture. Fortunately things close on a strong note with the bluesy “Oh I See”.

John Scofield has recorded a lot of great funky fusion records over the years, but fans of his jazz playing were happy to hear him take on some challenging chord changes for a change, while being accompanied by some of the best musicians available.

JOHN SCOFIELD A Go Go

Album · 1998 · Funk Jazz
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Before it even came out back in 1998, this CD got a lot of attention. MM&W were one of the leaders of a brave new nu jazz/acid jazz scene that had not been totally accepted by the jazz establishment yet. John Scofield was one of the first veteran jazz musicians to reach out to this nu scene when he invited MM&W to record “A Go Go” with him. Expectations were running so high for this one that it was hard to make everyone happy and the resultant CD is a decent funky jazz workout, but nothing particularly new or mind-blowing either. MMW’s feel for the funk is a little on the loose and jazzy side of things, so if you are looking for blistering tight funk ala The Meters or The JB’s, this one will also leave you looking as well.

The first five cuts on here are fairly solid jazz/funk numbers, somewhat old school, but with a modern slight hip-hop shuffle feel in the drums. The overall approach on here is kind of relaxed and loungey, although they do get heated sometimes too. Scofield and keyboardist John Medeski play great solos throughout and favor clever twists on clichés over pyro-techniques which goes well with the relaxed rhythmic feel. Martin and Wood are a decent rhythm section, but Scofield has played with better.

After the first five cuts the band gets a little more experimental, with mixed results. MM&W, along with other groups from the “jam band” scene, have brought back a certain shaggy hippy approach to music that may have more appeal to young jam band fans than jazz fans, or even fusion fans. Overall this is a good CD and should appeal to fans of both artists as well as fans of the jazzier end of today’s jam scene.

JOHN SCOFIELD That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles

Album · 2005 · Soul Jazz
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One of the best Ray Charles tribute albums that flooded the market following his death, "That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles" fits nicely into John Scofield's eclectic discography. Jazz fans will find plenty to like, and Charles fans will be delighted as Scofield and his all-star crew breathe new life into 13 Ray favorites (not all Ray originals). The set starts with a bang, as "Busted" flies through the speakers and reminds every listener what a great song it is.

Along the way, you get to hear standards like "Hit the Road Jack" "Georgia on My Mind" "You Don't Know Me" and "What'd I Say". Then there's the songs you won't hear on many Charles compilations--"Unchain My Heart" "Cryin' Time" and "Talkin' 'bout You".

True heavyweights deliver the vocals. Art Neville, John Mayer, Mavis Staples, Dr. John. My only qualm--why no country star? Hell, this record would be awesome if Merle Haggard sang "Cryin' Time" or Junior Brown sang and played his axe on "Busted".

At any rate, it's great to hear a jazzer interpret C&W material, and Scofield churns out another winner with this one.

JOHN SCOFIELD A Moment's Peace

Album · 2011 · Post-Fusion Contemporary
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Its been a while since I checked out a new John Scofield release, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect since he can be fairly eclectic anyway. After a few minutes of ‘A Moment’s Peace’ I thought I had it figured out, it sounded like a familiar formula for today’s ‘Contemporary’ genre, a polite mix of post-bop and mellow smooth jazz for non-obtrusive intelligent background music. I’m glad I kept listening because what we have here is much better than just sophisticated aural wallpaper. Like Chet Baker, Peggy Lee, and the ‘cool’ side of Miles, Scofield keeps things relaxed, but you can tell there is plenty of fire smoldering just beneath.

One of the big pluses with ‘Moment’s Peace’ is the abundance of fine memorable melodies, something that is often lacking from more generic contemporary jazz. Scofield chooses his tunes wisely, mixing some classic ballads with his own originals and a couple recent pop ‘new-standards‘. Some of the tunes are pretty and sentimental without being maudlin, while others are in a relaxed bluesy hard bop style. This mixture of sophisticated pop and jazz blues works well because if the CD had too much of one or the other style it would be far less interesting. The rhythm section gets a little free on some of the hard bop tunes recalling another classic relaxed free-range blues bop guitar album, McLaughlin’s ‘Extrapolations’.

Although the mood on here remains relaxed, all of the musicians play with a sense of creative integrity, as well as a playful sense of humor. Its that lack of ironic urbane humor that makes much of contemporary jazz pale in comparison to the great musical wits of the Charlie Parkers and Duke Ellingtons.

This is a great CD, there is plenty of ‘real jazz’ for the bohemian inclined, and enough recognizable ‘music’ for the casual listener, possibly the ultimate CD for a jazz lover and non-fan to enjoy together.

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