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John Scofield

John Scofield

John Scofield Überjam
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2014

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Biography

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.

Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.

Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband and father of two.

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Recommended
Listening

 

Uberjam Deux
A Go Go Enroute John Scofield & Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here Piety Street
Quiet That's What I Say Überjam Up All Night

 

 

Further
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Viewing

Click the image below to see Scofield Mehldau Guiliana @ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2016,
or John Scofield Trio @ the Queen Elizabeth Hall 2010...

Scofield Mehldau Guiliana @ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2016 (click to go to this page) John Schofield Trio @ the Queen Elizabeth Hall 2010 (click to go to his page)

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