John Scofield: You Bet
John Scofield (guitar)
Grace Under Pressure (Blue Note 130775)
Recorded: Power Station, New York, December 1991
Rating: 86/100 (learn more)
Early in his career, John Scofield performed with jazz-funk legends George Duke and Billy Cobham before joining Miles Davis in 1982. Ever since, Scofield has released many straight-ahead recordings with top bop and post-bop players. He has also maintained his jazz-funk background with recordings including artists as varied as Dennis Chambers, Larry Goldings, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. In this straight-ahead recording, Scofield shares the guitar seat with one of his leading contemporaries, Bill Frisell. This track marks one of Scofield’s finest recorded solos. It gradually builds in intensity with a multitude of complex ideas and exhilarating extended lines.
Reviewer: Eric Novod