John Scofield - Live (1978) [Reissue 1987]  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 26, 2022
John Scofield - Live (1978) [Reissue 1987]

John Scofield - Live (1978) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 442 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJA CD 3013-2)

This set features some high-quality post-bop guitar playing by the immediately distinctive John Scofield. The four lengthy selections - three originals and an over 15-minute rendition of "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" - find Scofield, pianist Richie Beirach, bassist George Mraz and drummer Joe LaBarbera really stretching out. The music holds one's interest throughout and shows how mature a player the guitarist was even during his early pre-Miles Davis period.

John Scofield - 5 Original Albums (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Dec. 7, 2020
John Scofield - 5 Original Albums (2018)

John Scofield - 5 Original Albums (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,8 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 733 Mb | Covers - 6 Mb | 05:19:56
Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

A relatively short span in the career of guitarist John Scofield, but one that really shows him changing a lot as well! Scofield first came up as a musician with a more breezy, open tune – that approach to jazz guitar that really blossomed in the 70s – particularly as some of the more soul-based players of the previous decade opened their minds to more spiritual and experimental settings, particularly on labels like ECM or Muse. Here, Scofield almost goes the other way – starting out with more of those open, chromatic hues that were one of his biggest calling cards in the 80s – then shifting into more groove-oriented material, pointing towards a stronger soul jazz direction he'd take as the 90s moved on. The five albums here cover the span of five years of recording – and each are presented in cool little LP-styled sleeves – in a package that includes the records Time On My Hands, Meant To Be, Grace Under Pressure, Hand Jive, and Groove Elation.

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 5, 2022
John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Gramavision | # R2 79430 | 01:07:02

A collection of Scofield's more reflective and tender music, which still retains the edge of his fertile musical mind. The guitarist selected and sequenced the twelve titles, ensuring that they would provide the most accurate picture of the gentle side of John Scofield.
DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, Scofield - Hudson (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield - Hudson (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:52 minutes | 835 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Music giants Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield, join forces in the electrifying new jazz-meets-rock supergroup, Hudson. Inspired by the beauty and spirit of their home region, New York’s Hudson River Valley, these famed improvisers bring fresh dimensions to Woodstock associated classics by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and The Band and as well as compelling original compositions. The music also celebrates NEA Jazzmaster Jack DeJonnette’s 75th birthday.

John Scofield - Loud Jazz (1988) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2017
John Scofield - Loud Jazz (1988) [Re-Up]

John Scofield - Loud Jazz (1988)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 328MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Loud Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

There are "loud" moments on this studio set, but the title cut's name is more a humorous attempt to describe the John Scofield Quartet's music than an accurate depiction of their style. The leader/guitarist, who sounds typically distinctive, welcomes guest keyboardist George Duke to five of his nine originals. Scofield's regular group of the era consisted of keyboardist Robert Aries, electric bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers and they are also joined here by percussionist Don Alias.

John Scofield - Swallow Tales (2020) {ECM 2679}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 20, 2021
John Scofield - Swallow Tales (2020) {ECM 2679}

John Scofield - Swallow Tales (2020) {ECM 2679}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 300MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made in a day in New York in March 2019 - “old school” style as Scofield says, while 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 the bassist, and they have continued ever since. “I love these songs”, says Scofield of the selection of Swallow compositions explored here – a broad range including classics such as “Hullo Bolinas”, “Eiderdown”, “Falling Grace” and “Radio”, as well as lesser-known works. The rapport between Scofield and Swallow is evident in every moment. John: “Sometimes when we play it’s like one big guitar, the bass part and my part together.” Behind the drum kit, Bill Stewart, a close associate of Scofield’s since the early 90s, is alert to all the implications of the interaction.

John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2019
John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}

John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}
EAC 1.2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

Guitarist John Scofield combines with Pete Levin on synthesizer to make this 1984 session both very electric and eclectic. With David Sanborn on alto, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Steve Jordan on drums adding acoustic voices to the mix, the results are as thought-provoking as Scofield's titles. The rock, funk, jazz, and techno elements proliferate and combine, putting populist and outside approaches in a new perspective. There are even touches of Ennio Morricone's film music in the wide-open spaces of "Best Western." While much fusion is about the easy mismatching of elements, Scofield manages to turn his different sources into distinctive and original music.

John Scofield - Piety Street (2009) {Emarcy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2017
John Scofield - Piety Street (2009) {Emarcy}

John Scofield - Piety Street (2009) {Emarcy}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 150dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Blues

As a leader, guitarist, and composer John Scofield has made many different kinds of records over the course of his long career, as well as played on dozens more as a sideman to people like Miles Davis and Charles Mingus, to mention just two. His last offering, and his first for Emarcy, was This Means That, an adventurous blend of straight-ahead blowing and funk-oriented numbers that worked beautifully and yielded a slew of critical acclaim. Piety Street is a different story altogether. Scofield has assembled a crack band of more roots and groove-oriented sidemen to cut his version of a gospel album..

John Scofield - A Go Go (1998) {Verve}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2017
John Scofield - A Go Go (1998) {Verve}

John Scofield - A Go Go (1998) {Verve}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

John Scofield owes a great deal to Medeski, Martin & Wood for the success of A Go Go. The piano/organ, bass, and drum playing trio adds a world of bouncing vibes to Scofield's inquisitive, happy guitar work here. A Go Go is an album of mostly breezy, sometimes tense, jam-based grooves. The album's charm is in its "city meets the tropics" feel. The four players create such a warm, vibrant sound that resisting the urge to tap one's feet along with the beat becomes a near impossibility. The opening song is a treat of plucked guitars and tightly packed new jazz. Other standouts are "Kubrick," a swooning, gentle change of pace packed with background tension, and "Hottentot," a tour de force of dynamic interplay. There's nary a moment of filler to be found across the ten tracks..

John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2017
John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}

John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 256MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Top Fusion

One of John Scofield's finest mid-1980s outings as a leader, STILL WARM finds the revered jazz guitarist settling into a set of funk-tinged fusion. The tight yet adventurous rhythm section of bassist Darryl Jones and drummer Omar Hakim allows Scofield to unfurl his impressively agile six-string lines, which can stray into rock and blues territory. Keyboardist Don Grolnick adds unexpected, sometimes downright strange textures to the compositions, reining in his quirky flourishes to wonderful effect on the delicately beautiful title track.