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John Scofield: Combo 66

John Scofield: Combo 66

John Scofield is a gentle, soulful guy. When we talk by email, he's as kind and as thoughtful as a fence-fixer in the middle of rural Vermont or Wyoming eager to provide driving directions. That's quite a contrast from the monster guitarist you hear on his recordings. But that's the beauty of John. When John and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John Scofield Quartet: Combo 66

John Scofield Quartet: Combo 66

John Scofield, Combo 66 (Verve) “I Can’t Dance,” guitarist Scofield proclaims by way of his new album’s opening track. It may be the rare listener, however, who won’t be moved by his quartet’s rhythmic blandishments. It is difficult not to boogie around the room—or at least groove in place—as Scofield, pianist and organist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente ...

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John Scofield: Combo 66

Read "Combo 66" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It doesn't seem like thirty one years since this reviewer was first blown away by John Scofield's Blue Matter band in an old, reimagined church in Colchester, England. Three decades and thirty-four more CDs as leader later, Scofield continues to seduce with his virtuosity, his eclecticism and, no matter the setting, that inimitable sound. Combo 66 ...