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John Scofield tears up 'Country for Old Men' at SFJAZZ / Jazz Police

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On a cold blustery winter night at SFJAZZ (February 19), guitarist John Scofield threw up a solid, "perfect game" piece of American-inspired music that was the antidote to the winds of winter and the blast of politics rattling our peace of mind. It is not our imagination that our culture, and music in particular, is taking a "back to the roots" turn right before our eyes. It is as if many players are intent on signaling a return to that time not so very long ago when folk, roots and protest music were in the air, and there was real community in the common vocabulary of songs that trumpeted common cause.

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