Live from Terminal 5. From 10/2/10.
Legendary guitarist John Scofield is Sunday Jazz’s focus today. I remember catching a Scofield show at The Georgia Theatre 8-9 years ago on same random evening. The vibe at the show was chill and I remember seeing Scofield walking through the front door and straight up on stage. Just kind of struck me as a no nonsense, no frills approach. There’s no need for me to rehash the greatness of his guitar work through the years (with Miles Davis, MMW, etc.), but his album A Go Go is really one of those albums everyone should have in their collection.
Here’s some of his work through the years.
Here’s Sco’ with Pat Martino and Joey DeFrancesco, which speaking of Joey, you should check out his Sinatra album, playing “Sunny”:
Jaco and Sco’:
With Miles from ’85:
With Medeski, Martin & Wood from ’07:
Pianist McCoy Tyner’s dramatic arpeggios, thunderous bass pulses and modulated chord voicings have inspired generations of aspiring jazz musicians. An acoustic purist who sustained a viable career through the heavily electrified fusion era, Tyner has maintained impressive consistency in his performances and recordings since his seminal tenure in John Coltrane’s classic mid-sixties quartet.Tyner’s vast discography includes relatively few guitar wielding side-men; Guitars, then, is unique in Tyner’s oeuvre as it contains a rotating roster of high profile guitarists, featuring Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, John Scofield, Derek Trucks and banjo wizard Bela Fleck.(more…)
True story: 10 years ago I got a speeding ticket as I was grooving to some MMW. I stayed clear of the law for about three years until I was stopped again for speeding. Guess what was playing on the car stereo? You guessed it…. MMW. Here they are rippin’ it up with Sco in ’97.
You want to check out a great album? Check this out: John Scofield’s A Go Go
A jam called The Chicken.