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John Scofield - Bump (2000)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 15, 2018
John Scofield - Bump (2000)

John Scofield - Bump (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 345 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 300 MB
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 543 430-2)

John Scofield continued to use his Verve Records contract for unusual outings - like this one, his third release for the label, following the acoustic disc Quiet and A Go Go (which featured Medeski, Martin, and Wood). On Bump, he retained bassist Chris Wood and added Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen (the rhythm section from Sex Mob), keyboardist Mark De Gli Antoni from Soul Coughing, and drummer Eric Kalb and conga player Johnny Durkin from Deep Banana Blackout. Such sidemen allowed him to delve even more deeply into the second-line funk he had explored earlier in his career; indeed, "Three Sisters," the leadoff track, sounded like something Allen Toussaint might have produced for the Meters in the early '70s…

John Scofield - Quiet (1996) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 11, 2018
John Scofield - Quiet (1996) (Repost)

John Scofield - Quiet (1996)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 318 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (533 185-2)

Ironically, Quiet finds guitarist John Scofield using a much larger group of musicians than usual. The basic band has Scofield (who sticks to acoustic guitar), Wayne Shorter on tenor, bassist Steve Swallow, and either Bill Stewart or Duduka Da Fonseca on drums. They are joined by trumpeter Randy Brecker, two French horns, two woodwinds, Roger Rosenberg on bass clarinet, and Howard Johnson on tuba and baritone. Since Scofield is mostly in the lead, the music - eight originals by the leader and a song by producer Swallow - is indeed mostly at a lower volume, although there is plenty of heat, too. However, since the guitarist is less distinctive than usual due to his playing acoustically, this set is not quite as significant as his other Blue Note releases.

John Scofield - This Meets That (2007) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 8, 2018
John Scofield - This Meets That (2007) (Repost)

John Scofield - This Meets That (2007)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 402 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EmArcy (0602517340855)

This Meets That finds guitarist John Scofield looking both backward and forward. It's his first recording for the Emarcy label, but for the occasion Scofield resurrected the trio he'd used on several previous albums, most recently 2004's EnRoute: bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart. Never one to rest on his laurels, Scofield has throughout his career applied his virtuosity to several different streams of jazz, ranging from fusion-esque to orchestral to straight bop. This Meets That is something of a mixed bag. The opening track, the Scofield-penned "The Low Road," is a swinging funk jam that's one of several tunes on the record to employ a four-piece horn section. It's a smoker of a track, with Scofield often teasing with distortion but never straying so far away that it might be called unmelodic…

John Scofield - Liquid Fire: The Best Of John Scofield (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 2, 2018
John Scofield - Liquid Fire: The Best Of John Scofield (1994)

John Scofield - Liquid Fire: The Best Of John Scofield (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gramavision (GCD 79501)

In a neatly symmetrical fashion, Gramavision chose two tracks from each of Scofield's half-dozen albums for the label, sequenced them chronologically, cross-faded or ran many of them together, and ended up with an exciting hourlong summary of his mid-'80s output (would that more best-of albums be assembled with such consistency). After the jagged electric jazz-rock of the first two albums, Electric Outlet and Still Warm, "Make Me" and "The Nag" from Blue Matter inject a funk element into the Scofield bag, which becomes even nastier on "Wabash" (from Loud Jazz) before resolving into the potently jazzier direction of Flat Out ("The Boss's Car" is a gas). Amidst all of the electric bluster and energy, there is a dignified, quietly bluesy Scofield solo take on "Georgia on My Mind" (from Pick Hits Live) at the dead center of the CD…
John Scofield - That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles (2005)

John Scofield - That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles (2005)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 395 MB | Covers - 140 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0004360-02)

With John Scofield, a big part of the fun is never knowing what the guitarist will do from one album to the next. He might provide an album that is abstract and cerebral, or he might come up with something funky and groove-oriented; That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a perfect example of the latter. Featuring well-known guest vocalists who include Dr. John, Mavis Staples (as in the Staple Sisters), Aaron Neville and John Mayer, this tribute to the late Ray Charles is definitely one of Scofield's more commercial projects - which isn't to say that he shouldn't be proud of the album…

John Scofield - Works for Me (2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 19, 2018
John Scofield - Works for Me (2001)

John Scofield - Works for Me (2001)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 447 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (549 281-2)

Guitarist John Scofield takes the traditional jazz route on Works for Me, an excellent collection of 11 compositions that feature the all-star lineup of Christian McBride on acoustic bass, Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone, Brad Mehldau on acoustic piano, and the dynamic Billy Higgins on drums. This CD is unlike the alternative rock and funk jazz fusion on his previous efforts A Go Go and Bump. On this offering, John Scofield gives a great reassessment of straight-ahead post-bop jazz that is distinguished and stimulating. On "Big J," Scofield and saxophonist Kenny Garrett make a great team as they reach out with a call and response improvisation that engrosses the listener throughout its development…

The John Scofield Band - Pick Hits Live (1987) [Reissue 1990]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 29, 2018
The John Scofield Band - Pick Hits Live (1987) [Reissue 1990]

The John Scofield Band - Pick Hits Live (1987) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gramavision Records (R2 79405)

One of guitarist John Scofield's best sessions for Gramavision, this live date features his regular band of the period, a quartet with keyboardist Robert Aries, electric bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers, who had been playing together regularly for a year at that point. The close communication between the musicians on such numbers as "Pick Hits," "Protocol" and "Blue Matter" could only come from the players fully understanding each other's musical personalities. The music, electric but adventurous, funky but definitely exploratory jazz, is difficult to describe, but easier for Scofield's fans to enjoy.

John Scofield - Hand Jive (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 23, 2018
John Scofield - Hand Jive (1994)

John Scofield - Hand Jive (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 394 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 176 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 8 27327 2 3)

Guitarist John Scofield and tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris make a very complementary team on this upbeat set of funky jazz, for both have immediately identifiable sounds and adventurous spirits. Along with a fine rhythm section that includes Larry Goldings on piano and organ, Scofield and Harris interact joyfully on ten of the guitarist's originals.

The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 22, 2018
The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993)

The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 386 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0777 7 99586 2 7)

Guitarist John Scofield contributed all nine originals on this album and teams up with up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart for a set of consistently stimulating music. The interesting blend between Scofield and Lovano, the consistently inventive solos, and the unpredictable material - which falls loosely into the post-bop area but is really unclassifiable - make this a CD worth listening to several times.

The John Scofield Band - Up All Night (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 21, 2018
The John Scofield Band - Up All Night (2003)

The John Scofield Band - Up All Night (2003)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 182 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (440 065 596-2)

It isn't surprising that John Scofield spent some time in Miles Davis' employ. Like that innovative trumpeter, Scofield has always had a restless spirit. One never knows what to expect when a new Scofield album arrives; Up All Night, it turns out, pretty much picks up where its predecessor, Überjam, leaves off. Like Überjam, Up All Night is a fusion effort that manages to be intellectual and funky at the same time. Of course, intellect and funkiness don't automatically cancel one another out - Davis demonstrated that on many occasions. But some artists have a hard time balancing the two in an effective way…