75

ScoLoHoFo: Oh!

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
ScoLoHoFo: Oh! With Oh!, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and Al Foster provide a firm look at the state of straight-ahead jazz. Each of the four leaders contributes equally as performer, composer, and arranger. The result simmers consistently with a buoyant spirit which inspires celebration. We can certainly toast the quartet’s anniversaries: ScoLoHoFo was formed in the summer of ’99. For the album, each contributed a few original pieces. Everybody solos, trades fours, and interprets the themes collectively. Lovano’s unmistakable, brusque tone supplies a natural feeling that can be traced back all the way to the origins of jazz. Scofield’s fluid technique and expressive phrasing provide motion and swing. He and Lovano pair off in unison and otherwise, with spontaneous surprises. For this session, they’re thinking as one. Holland, the anchor, ensures that the music remains both exotic and mainstream, while Foster applies an assortment of textures to fit the changing landscape. The fresh sound of the quartet’s collective voice demonstrates growth, while being rooted in tradition. They’re not striving for bleeding-edge growth this time out. No, ScoLoHoFo avoids sharp intensity and lets the music just stroll on by. Partnership, camaraderie and teamwork serve here to put the straight in straight-ahead.


Track Listing: Oh!; Right About Now; The Winding Way; Bittersweet; Shorter Form; New Amsterdam; In Your Arms; The Dawn of Time; Brandyn; Faces; Oh I See.

Personnel: John Scofield- guitar; Joe Lovano- tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone on

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Blue Note Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
  • Oh! by Terrell Kent Holmes
  • Oh! by Jim Santella
  • OH! by AAJ Staff
  • OH! by Paul Abella
Read more articles
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Chick Corea Chick Corea
piano
Pat Martino Pat Martino
guitar
Kenny Garrett Kenny Garrett
sax, alto
Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
saxophone
Michael Brecker Michael Brecker
sax, tenor
Bill Frisell Bill Frisell
guitar
John Scofield John Scofield
guitar
Chris Potter Chris Potter
reeds

More Articles

Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "Meeting At The Parting Place" CD/LP/Track Review Meeting At The Parting Place
by Dave Wayne
Published: October 1, 2016
Read "The Beast" CD/LP/Track Review The Beast
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 20, 2016
Read "District 6" CD/LP/Track Review District 6
by Geno Thackara
Published: April 12, 2016
Read "Afternoon In Paris" CD/LP/Track Review Afternoon In Paris
by Chris Mosey
Published: June 16, 2016
Read "Amiira" CD/LP/Track Review Amiira
by John Eyles
Published: June 23, 2016
Read "The Ludwigsburg Concert" CD/LP/Track Review The Ludwigsburg Concert
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: May 10, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!