Scofield Mehldau Guiliana
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
2 July 2016
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Having crossed borders between the acoustic and electric jazz camps
on 25 album releases by the late 90’s, master guitarist John
Scofield had already forged a career on an unmistakable quality
of tone, technique and composition. In 2000, he called upon the
young and highly acclaimed pianist Brad Mehldau to join him in the
studio for the album Works for Me. Since that time, each musician
has gone forward building sizable audiences of admirers worldwide.
They are standard bearers of their genre whilst influencing a generation
of talented musicians, each with a singular signature sound and
approach to music. Their mutual admiration has existed over the
last fifteen years yet they could not find the right opportunity
to collaborate live and tour in a band together.
Starting in the summer of 2016, the two unmistakable modern masters;
Scofield armed with a modified guitar/pedal arsenal, and Mehldau
on Rhodes/Synths/Piano, will be joined by one of the most acclaimed
and sought after younger drummers/programmers on the scene, Mark
Guiliana. The trio, composing music specifically for this special
collaboration, will prove to be one of the most exciting live groups
to hit the improvisational electric jazz scene in some time.