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     John Scofield

Born: Dec 26, 1951 in Dayton, OH.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion.
Instruments: Leader, Guitar.

One of the "big three" of current jazz guitarists (along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell), John Scofield's influence grew in the '90s. Possessor of a very distinctive rock-oriented sound that is often a bit distorted, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, fusion, and soul jazz. He started on guitar while at high school in Connecticut, and from 1970-1973 Scofield studied at Berklee and played in the Boston area. After recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker at Carnegie Hall, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and later joined the Gary Burton quartet and Dave Liebman's quintet. His own early sessions as a leader were funk-oriented. During 1982-1985 Scofield toured the world and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has led his own groups, played with Bass Desires, and recorded frequently as a leader for Gramavision and Blue Note, using such major players as Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, and Eddie Harris.

Scofield started a long-term relationship with the Verve label in 1996 with his acoustic album Quiet. He cut the funky A Go Go with Medeski, Martin & Wood in 1997 while 2000's Bump featured members of Sex Mob, Soul Coughing, and Deep Banana Blackout. 2001's Works for Me featured a more traditional jazz sound, but for 2002's Uberjam and 2003's Up All Night, he was back to playing fusion. Drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Steve Swallow rounded out the John Scofield Trio for 2004's cerebral and complex live album EnRoute. In 2005, Scofield paid tribute to legendary soul man Ray Charles with That's What I Say.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


John Scofield is certainly no stranger to funk. In the early 1980s he recorded and toured with the pioneer of funky jazz-rock fusion, Miles Davis, appearing on the albums Star People, Decoy, and You're Under Arrest. And he was happy to hear deep, churning grooves come back into popular music at the close of the 20th century. "I've always been into funk," says the 48-year-old Scofield, "and right now the James Brown, Sly Stone, Miles Davis Bitches Brew tradition of the late '60s and early '70s is so alive in young bands like Deep Banana Blackout. At this particular time in history, there's no big generation gap, for me anyway."

An Ohio native, John Scofield was raised in Connecticut and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston in the early 70's until his quick move into the public eye with the Cobham/Duke Band. Scofield toured and recorded with his own groups as well as a wide variety of bandleaders including Mingus, Mulligan, Burton, and McShann, among others. The '80s was a period of high visibility and high volume. It was about playing huge concert halls all over the world with Miles Davis for three years, then stepping out with his own funk-powered fusion band. It was a time of tapping into the Electric Outlet (1986), cranking up the volume and playing loud jazz. At the outset of the '90s, Scofield jumped to the Blue Note label and debuted with his brilliant classic, Time On My Hands. After five albums on Blue Note, John wanted a change and moved to Verve Records, debuting on that label with the timeless and highly praised, Quiet.

Scofield brought together the elements of funk, groove, and jazz with Bump, his third album for the Verve label. The album is a natural progression from his acclaimed 1998 collaboration with Medeski, Martin and Wood, A GoGo. "I wanted to do a record of my tunes in the groove area, rather than straight-ahead jazz," confirms Scofield, "I wanted even more of a funk feel than I've gotten before."

Now, Scofield moves with ease back to the jazz side of his artistic talent. John Scofield's Works for Me features an all star line-up of Brad hemldau (piano), Kenny Garrett (sax), Christian McBride (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums). Equally at home in both genres - funk and straight-ahead, Scofield names his touring unit for the current release "John Scofield Real Jazz Project."

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=2928 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4151 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.johnscofield.com Personal website. News, Biography, discography, music, photo, links
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scofield About from 'wikipedia'
www.ejn.it/mus/scofield.htm Biography on Europe Jazz Network [mobile]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scofield About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 John Scofield - '54' - 2010, EmArcy
 John Scofield - 'Bar Talk' - 1980, Jive, Novus
 John Scofield - 'Blue Matter' - 1986, Gramavision
 John Scofield - 'Electric Outlet' - 1994, Gramavision
 John Scofield - 'EnRoute' - 2004, Verve
 John Scofield - 'Flat Out' - 1988, Gramavision
 John Scofield - 'Grace Under Pressure' - 1991, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'I Can See Your House From Here' - 1994, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Live' - 1987, Enja
 John Scofield - 'Loud Jazz' - 1987, Gramavision
 John Scofield - 'Meant To Be' - 1990, Enja, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Piety Street' - 2009, EmArcy
 John Scofield - 'Quiet' - 1996, Verve
 John Scofield - 'Shinola' - 1998, Enja
 John Scofield - 'Stedy Groovin'' - 2000, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Still Warm' - 1994, Rhino
 John Scofield - 'That's What I Say' - 2005, Verve
 John Scofield - 'The Best Of John Scofield' - 1996, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Time On My Hands' - 1990, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Uberjam' - 2002, Universal Int.
 John Scofield - 'Up All Night' - 2003, Verve
 John Scofield - 'What We Do' - 1993, Blue Note
 John Scofield - 'Works For Me' - 2001, Verve Forecast
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 David Friesen - 'Two For The Show' - 1994, Summit Records
 Kenny Garrett - 'Old Folks' - 1999, WestWind
 Scolohofo - 'Oh!' - 2003, Blue Note
 Trio Beyond - 'Saudades' - 2006, ECM
 Various Artists - 'As Long As You're Living Yours: The Music Of Keith Jarrett' - 2000, Prospekt, RCA
  как соисполнитель ...
 Franco Ambrosetti - 'Movies' - 2007, Enja
 Franco Ambrosetti - 'Movies, Too' - 1988, Enja
 Chet Baker - 'You Can't Go Home Gain' - 1977, A&M
 Kenny Barron - 'Things Unsee' - 1997, Verve
 Bob Belden - 'Straight To My Heart: The Music Of Sting' - 1991, Blue Note
 Dennis Chambers - 'Outbreak' - 2002, Esc Records
 Miles Davis - 'Music From Siesta' - 1987, Warner Bros.
 Jack DeJohnette - 'Music For The Fifth World' - 1992, Manhattan
 John Ellis - 'One Foot In The Swamp' - 2005, Hyena
 George Gruntz - 'Blues 'N Dues Et Cetera' - 1992, Enja
 Jim Hall - 'Live At Town Hall. Vol. 2' - 1990, MusicMasters
 Tom Harrell - 'Stories' - 1988, Contemporary
 Jimmy Haslip - 'Arc' - 1993, GRP
 Roy Haynes - 'Love Letters' - 2003, Columbia
 Eddie Henderson - 'For All We Know' - 2010, Furthermore
 Joe Henderson - 'Porgy And Bess' - 1997, Verve
 Joe Henderson - 'So Near, So Far' - 1993, Polygram
 Joe Henderson - 'The Definitive Joe Henderson' - 2002, Verve
 Marc Johnson {bass} - 'Bass Desires' - 2000, ECM
 B.B. King - 'Here & There: The Uncollected B.B. King' - 2001,
 Eero Koivistoinen - 'Altered Things' - 1992, Timeless
 Elisabeth Kontomanou - 'Waitin' For Spring' - 2005, Nocturne Records
 Jay McShann - 'The Last Of The Blue Devils' - 1977, Koch Jazz, Collectables
 Charles Mingus - 'Three Or Four Shades Of Blues' - 1977, Atlantic
 Makoto Ozone - 'The Trio' - 1997, Verve
 John Patitucci - 'Now' - 1998, Concord Jazz, Grammy Records
 John Patitucci - 'Sketchbook' - 1990, GRP
 Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen - 'Dancing On The Tables' - 1979, SteepleChase
 Chris Potter - 'Traveling Mercies' - 2002, Verve, Universal
 Mike Stern - 'Play' - 1999, Atlantic
 Harvie Swartz - 'In A Different Ligh' - 1991, Blue Moon
 Toots Thielemans - 'East Coast. West Coast' - 1988, Private Music

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