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New York City’s own Lettuce will ring in 2018 with three shows in their hometown.
View a photos and videos and read a recap of jazz supergroup Hudson’s show last night at Ardmore Music Hall.
Full Show Friday revisits a killer Phil Lesh & Friends lineup performing at Mountain Jam in 2013.
Gov’t Mule, Chuck Berry, Phoenix, The Magpie Salute and Hudson each put out albums of note today.
Stream the self-titled debut album from jazz supergroup Hudson featuring John Medeski, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier.
Listen to the jazz supergroup Hudson cover Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” off their upcoming self-titled debut album.
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Latest John Scofield Setlist
John Scofield at Museum M - Binnentuin
- Snake Dance
- Cracked Ice
- Monster Bootie
- Boogie Stupid
- Blue Matter
- Curtis Knew
- Dub Dub
- Endless Summer
- Just a Girl I Used to Know
About John Scofield
John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.
Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.
Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.
Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband and father of two.