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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 ...

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John Scofield: Combo 66

Read "Combo 66" reviewed by Doug Collette

The dignified portraits of John Scofield on the front and back covers of Combo 66 are at once in keeping with the reference to his age in the album's name and at odds with the youthful vigor he and his bandmates exhibit in playing the music inside this subtly eye-catching package of all new material.

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 ...