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John Scofield - Country For Old Men makes 'The Atlantic's favorites for 2016'

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Our Favorite 31 Songs of 2016 From Frank Ocean to Beyoncé to John Scofield, some of the best tunes from a year of great music. This isn't a definitive list of the year's best tracks. It's an alphabetically ordered selection of songs our staff writers and editors found themselves putting on repeat in 2016. You can listen along with our Spotify playlist.

John Scofield - You're Still The One from - Country For Old Men REVIEW - Yes, this is a jazz cover of Shania Twain's 1998 pop-country megahit; no, it's not a joke; yes, it is very, very good. Scofield, a leading jazz guitarist who cut his teeth with Miles Davis in the 1980s, has been equally at home in the straightahead and jam-band worlds recently, but on Country for Old Men (Get it? He'll reach senior citizenship on Boxing Day) he tries twang, and succeeds. The whole thing is a rollicking delight, with songs by the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dolly Parton, and the Carter Family rendered in his signature, almost vox humana guitar sound, but this less obvious choice is my unexpected favorite. Sco swings through the lilting melody and even drops a nonchalant, unobtrusive, and witty quote of Thelonious Monk's "Friday the 13th" into his solo.

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