John Scofield’s | “Country For Old Men” featuring Steve Swallow, John Medeski, Bill Stewart

John Scofield’s | “Country For Old Men” featuring Steve Swallow, John Medeski, Bill Stewart

October 2, 2018

MODERN JAZZ GUITAR INNOVATOR

John Scofield’s | “Country For Old Men” featuring Steve Swallow, John Medeski, Bill Stewart

Tue 10.2

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$35.00 - $45.00

MODERN JAZZ GUITAR INNOVATOR

John Scofield’s | “Country For Old Men” featuring Steve Swallow, John Medeski, Bill Stewart

Tue 10.2

Doors: 8:45 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$30.00 - $40.00

John Scofield’s | “Country For Old Men” featuring Steve Swallow, John Medeski, Bill Stewart
Scofield’s muse has evolved from guitar standards to post-bop to fusion and back again. He wears a gilded robe as the modern messiah of “Terminator jazz”.
Downbeat

Scofield combines the chess-champ braininess of his solos with a taste for standard song forms and expansive bursts of volume; a manna for the straight ahead jazz fan.
The Boston Phoenix

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, JOHN SCOFIELD is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. An artist with fan bases in many camps and 40 plus recordings to his credit, he has expressed himself in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music, jam band style and orchestral ensembles with ease and enthusiasm. With multiple Grammy nominations and named an Officier dans L’Ordre des Arts and Lettres by France, Scofield tours the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups.

2016 will draw John Scofield into yet another conceptual territory, bringing his lifelong love of American Country music out of his toolbox to share with his jazz audiences in his “Country For Old Men” project, Scofield approaches classic country melodies, performing with several of his closest musical associates from the Jazz community – Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart and Larry Goldings. In Scofield’s words, “We’re going to turn ‘outlaw’ country tunes into Jazz vehicles. Rather than go to Nashville and record with ‘real’ country players in a country style, I’m joining forces with my jazz cronies to play the songs with our jazz approach. We improvise while keeping the integrity, character and twang of this wonderful American music. I’ve always loved Country music and am super excited to put my treatment of them into play.” Sco and company will sculpt jazz renditions of classic tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Patti Page and even Shania Twain to name a few!

- Scofield’s muse has evolved from guitar standards to post-bop to fusion and back again. (He wears) a gilded robe as the modern messiah of “Terminator jazz.”
DownBeat