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John Scofield Combo 66 makes The New York Times 'most notable new songs and videos of the week'

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Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week's most notable new songs and videos - and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. 

At 66, John Scofield remains one of jazz's sauciest improvisers. He's got a piquant, devilish style on electric guitar, and a way of stoking friction between two notes. And he's effectively coined his own subgenre of jazz-fusion waltzes: His tunes in that vein are coyly swinging, often with a spritz of country flavor, and plenty of lazy, drawling drag. On "Combo 66," his new album, Mr. Scofield - joined by the pianist Gerald Clayton, the bassist Vicente Archer and the drummer Bill Stewart - adds two new ones to the mix: the whirling "Willa Jean" and the very next track, the softly guttering "Uncle Southern." RUSSONELLO

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