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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 - 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…

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 - The John Scofield Quartet Plays Live (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 3, 2018
John Scofield - The John Scofield Quartet Plays Live (1993)

John Scofield - The John Scofield Quartet Plays Live (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazz Door (JD 1249)

Known for his distinctive, slightly distorted sound, jazz guitarist John Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser who has straddled the lines between straight-ahead post-bop, fusion, funk, and soul-jazz. One of the "big three" of late 20th century jazz guitarists (along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell), Scofield's influence grew in the '90s and continued into the 21st century. He first emerged in the mid-'70s playing with trumpeter Chet Baker and drummer Billy Cobham before launching his solo career with albums like 1977's East Meets West and 1981's Out Like a Light. He was an integral member of Miles Davis' ensemble in the '80s, and continued to issue his own albums like 1986's Blue Matter and 1998's A Go Go with Medeski, Martin & Wood. Well into his fourth decade as a performer, Scofield continues to garner critical acclaim, including winning Grammy Awards for 2015's Past Present and 2016's Country for Old Men.

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 - 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 - Steady Groovin' (2000)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 13, 2019
John Scofield - Steady Groovin' (2000)

John Scofield - Steady Groovin' (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 123 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 99257 2 4)

This collection of Blue Note sides from John Scofield's tenure at the label shows the kind of music that helped build his reputation as one of the world's most prominent jazz guitarists. Scofield's unique style is everywhere on this album and he travels around the edges of the jazz sound, sticking an occasional toe into blues, like on "Chariots" and "Lazy," groovy spacy sounds on "Camp Out," and tropical music on "Carlos." Overall this is a fine collection with very little filler.

Mark-Anthony Turnage & John Scofield - Scorched (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 27, 2019
Mark-Anthony Turnage & John Scofield - Scorched (2003)

Mark-Anthony Turnage & John Scofield - Scorched (2003)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (474 729-2)

Commissioned by the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and recorded at its premiere performance in September of 2002, Scorched is an extended suite of large-scale reconceptions of guitarist John Scofield's jazz compositions, scored for big band, symphony orchestra, and guitar trio. English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage has been working in the borderland between jazz and classical music since his early days at the feet of Gunther Schuller, and his orchestral elaborations on Scofield's original themes are surprisingly insightful and exciting. Scofield himself leads the trio, which also includes the legendary drummer Peter Erskine and electric bassist John Patitucci…
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 Trio - EnRoute (Live) (2004)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 1, 2018
John Scofield Trio - EnRoute (Live) (2004)

John Scofield Trio - EnRoute (Live) (2004)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 473 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498613573)

Following a series of coruscating servings of progressive uber funk for Verve, Scofield stripped down to a trio for this live session at New York's Blue Note club in December 2003. He hooked up with a pair of old friends, the terrific loose-limbed drummer Bill Stewart, and the tense, nimble bassist Steve Swallow, and the three go after each other in some often-furiously busy, driving, tangled interplay, defying the frigid New York weather of that period. Denzil Best's "Wee" gets a scorching, asymmetrical workout to start, and Swallow's "Name That Tune" promptly goes into super overdrive, with Scofield darting all over the place in his idiosyncratic way. "Hammock Soliloquy" varies between another of Scofield's irresistible, laid-back, country tunes and more combustible high-speed interplay, while "Bag" ain't nothin' but the blues with a volatile groove…