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John Scofield chats with jazzcast on his 4 decade career

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John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Scofield's new ECM album celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made during an afternoon in New York City, March 2019 - "old school" style as Scofield says, acknowledging that more than forty years of preparation led up to it. John was a 20-year-old student at Berklee when he first met and played with bassist Swallow, and they have continued ever since, in many different contexts. 

Host, Rich Brown had a chance to speak w/ John Scofield for jazzcast.ca. On this special edition of New Origins, hear their conversation, as well as a wide selection of Sco's music spanning the last 4 decades.