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John Scofield

Prior to his appearance at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, guitarist John Scofield joins Alyn Shipton to choose key albums from his extensive recorded catalogue.

Prior to his appearance at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, guitarist John Scofield joins Alyn Shipton to choose key albums from his extensive recorded catalogue. As well as his most recent disc, Piety Street, he chooses discs with Medeski Martin & Wood, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton.

Scofield is one of the most famous jazz guitarists on the planet. As he tells Alyn Shipton in this programme, he was once more popular in Europe than in the USA, but that all changed after his albums A-Go-Go and Bump, which put him firmly at the centre of the dance-based "jam-band" movement. So in this programme as well as sampling his work with jazz heavyweights such as Gary Burtion, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, we also hear him in full flight with members of Sex Mob, Deep Banana Blackout and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

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Sat 24 Apr 2010 16:00

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  • John Scofield

    His Eye Is On The Sparrow

    Composer: Martin / Gabriel Performers: John Scofield, g; Jon Cleary, voc, org; John Boutté, voc; George Porter, Jr., b. g; Shannon Powell, d, perc; Ricky Fataar, d. New Orleans, 2009.

    • Piety Street.
    • Emarcy.
    • 001265602.
  • John Scofield

    That's Enough

    Composer: Coates Performers: John Scofield, g; Jon Cleary, voc, org; John Boutté, voc; George Porter, Jr., b. g; Shannon Powell, d, perc; Ricky Fataar, d. New Orleans, 2009.

    • Piety Street.
    • Emarcy.
    • 001265602.
  • Gary Burton & Friends

    Japanese Waltz

    Composer: Corea Performers: Gary Burton, vib; Fred Hersch, p; John Scofield, g; John Patitucci, b; Peter Erskine, d. 1997.

    • Departure.
    • Concord.
    • 4749.
  • John Scofield

    Let's Say We Did

    Composer: Scofield Performers: Joe Lovano, ts; John Scofield, g; Charlie Haden, b; Jack Dejohnette, d. Nov 1989.

    • Time on My Hands.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7928942.
  • Pat Metheny / John Scofield

    I Can See Your House From Here

    Composer: Scofield Performers: Pat Metheny, John Scofield, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bill Stewart, d. Dec 1993

    • I Can See Your House From Here.
    • Blue Note.
    • 27765.
  • John Scofield

    After The Fact

    Composer: Scofield Performers: John Scofield, ac. g; Lawrence Feldman, Charles Pillow, reeds, fl; Roger Rosenberg, b. cl; Wayne Shorter, ts; Howard Johnson, bs, tub; Randy Brecker, tp, fh; Fred Griffen, John Clark, fr h; Duduka Da Fonseca, Bill Stewart, d. Power Station, New York, 3 – 6 April, 1996.

    • Quiet.
    • Verve.
    • 533 185-2.
  • John Scofield

    Hottentot

    Composer: Scofield Performers: John Scofield, g; John Medeski, org; Chris Wood, b; Billy Martin, d. Avatar Studios, New York, 1998.

    • A Go Go.
    • Verve.
    • 539979.
  • John Scofield

    Blackout

    Composer: Scofield Performers: John Scofield, g; Dave Livolsi, b; Eric Kalb, d; Johnny Durkin, cga. Avatar Studios, New York, 1999.

    • Bump.
    • Verve.
    • 5434302.
  • John Scofield

    Swinganova

    Composer: Scofield Performers: John Scofield, g; Tony Scherr, b; Kenny Wollesen, d; Johnny Almendra, cga, perc. Avatar Studios, New York, 1999.

    • Bump.
    • Verve.
    • 5434302.
  • John Scofield

    Freepie

    Composer: Garrett / Higgins / McBride Performers: Kenny Garrett, as; John Scofield, g; Brad Mehldau, p; Christian McBride, b; Billy Higgins, d. Avatar Studios, New York City, 6 – 8 Jan, 2000.

    • Works For Me.
    • Polygram.
    • 549281.
  • John Scofield

    The Low Road

    Composer: Scofield Performers: John Scofield, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bill Stewart, d; Roger Rosenberg, bs, b. cl; Lawrence Feldman, ts, fl; Jim Pugh, tb; John Swana, tp, fh. 2007.

    • This Meets That.
    • Emarcy.
    • 1730485.

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