On the the anniversary of the day that one of the best and most promising guitarists of the sixties joined the great band in the sky, I am listening to another superb axeman: John Scofield (I’ll probably play some Hendrix later.)
John Scofield is, without doubt, one of the best jazz guitarists ever. He has an enormous output and is not afraid to experiment with different styles, from straight Jazz, to Blues, via Funk, Drum and Bass, and Jazz Rock. Überjam is one of my favourites. It has not got the star studded cast of many of his albums, but all the musicians are very skillful and enable him to shine as a soloist.
Steady Groovin’, another favourite, is a compilation from his work on the Blue Note label. Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bill Frisell (guitar), Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette (drums) are some of the great musicians featuring on this disc.
BTW, this one and a few other John Scofield CDs are for sale in my Amazon shop.