John Scofield

Born 26 December 1951.
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Jazz Library - John Scofield

Guitarist John Scofield joins Alyn Shipton to choose key albums from his career.

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John Scofield (born December 26, 1951, Dayton, Ohio, United States), often referred to as "Sco", is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer, who has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Joey DeFrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Pat Martino, Mavis Staples, Phil Lesh, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, George Duke, Jaco Pastorius, John Mayer, and many other well-known artists. At ease in the bebop idiom, Scofield is also well versed in jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, rock and other forms of modern American music.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Piety Street

    Piety Street 2009

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Breathless group vocals and handclaps launched into the pot.
  2. Review of This Meets That

    This Meets That 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    The meeting of the album's title is Sco meeting country blues.
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