John Scofield Talking Jazz
Guitar player John Scofield is remarkable in part because he has firmly established himself in the vanguard of modern music while retaining his roots in the blues. While he is still a relatively young man, his playing spans many eras and idioms, while his facility at mastering the various forms of the blues, all within his own voice, is at the heart of his success. He is not caught up, as many other are, in speed playing or the new technology, yet John manages to stay on top of the latest advances in hardware and software. After a brief sketch of his personal history, we talked mostly about a few key experiences in recording studios and about the blues.