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American jazz-rock composer and guitarist John Scofield is best known for having collaborated with some of the biggest, most legendary artists like John Mayer, Jaco Pastorius, George Duke, Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Cobham, Phil Lesh, Mavis Staples, Pat Martino, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Joey Defrancesco, Charles Mingus, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Miles Davis, among many others. Being particularly skilled at playing in the bebop idiom, the artist also performs some incredible tunes in soul, rock, funk, jazz fusion and several other types of modern American genres. Owing to extensive variety of the maestro’s oeuvre, John Scofield tickets are the talk of town among music lovers of many genres.
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John Scofield was still studying at Berklee College of Music when he decided to make a record with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, as a result of which he dropped out. He then joined the band of George Duke and Billy Cobham where he spent a couple of years playing, touring and recording with them. In 1976 he recorded with Charles Mingus in Gary Burton’s quarter after replacing Pat Metheny. The same year the singed records deal with Enja Records releasing his first self-titled studio album. During this time he also recorded and toured with well-known pianist Hal Galper, with whom he initially worked on his own solo offering called Rough House, and later on Galper’s album titled Ivory Forest on which he played a solo rendition of Monk’s Mood by Thelonious Monk.
By 1979, he was on his way to forming a trio with Adam Nussbaum and mentor Steve Swallow, which today has become the signature act of his career. In 1982, the multi-instrumentalist collaborated with Miles David, continuing to perform with him for more than three years. He contributed guitar work and tunes to three of Davis’s recordings Decoy, Star People and You’re Under Arrest. While still working with the latter, Scofield released his initial Gramavision recording titled Electric Outlet, which was followed by Still Warm in 1985.
By the time John Scofield left Davis’s band, he began what is now famous as Blue Matter Band, alongside drummer Dennis Chambers, bassists Gary Grainger and Mitchel Forman, and keyboardists Jim Beard and Robert Aries. Together they released Pick Hits Live, Loud Jazz and Blue Matter. By the start of the nineties he formed a quartet including Joe Lovano, whom he recorded many significant albums on Blue Note Records, including Time on My Hands featuring Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Charlie Haden. In a matter of time the group’s drummer was replaced by Bill Stewart who played on albums What We Do and Meant to Be issued in 1993 and 1991, respectively. In this time Scofield recorded Grace Under Pressure featuring fellow guitarist Bill Frisell alongside Joey Baron drums and Charlie Haden on bass. Soon after that the group was rejoined by Stewart who along with bassist Steve Swallow and Scofield worked on the 1994 collaborative album called I Can See Your Home from Here.
Towards his closing time with Blue Note, John Scofield found himself more inclined towards soul jazz and funk oriented music, which was the direction that influenced his subsequent works. He soon founded a core band with drummers Idris Muhammad and Bill Stewart, bassist Dennis Irwin, and pianist/organist Larry Goldings. The band toured rigorously and their albums Groove Elation and Hand Jive, which were recorded during this time, feature the soul-jazz, groove and funk elements typical of Scofield’s style. The to accomplish his sound vision, the artist brought in tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris, trumpeter Randy Brecker and percussionist Don Alias, among others. In 2002 and 2004, he went on to release more experimental material with All Night Up and Uberjam, two albums that featured more modern rhythms, bass and drum techniques. In 1998, the Montreal International Jazz Festival granted Scofield their prestigious Miles Davis Award. The multi-talented, innovative multi-instrumentalist is busy planning another tour so grab some cheap John Scofield tickets before they are all hogged.
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