John Scofield: Let's Say We Did


Let's Say We Did


John Scofield (guitar)


Time On My Hands (Blue Note CDP7-92894-2)

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John Scofield (guitar), Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Charlie Haden (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums).

Composed by John Scofield


Recorded: New York, November 19-21, 1989


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

What do you get when you mix fusion, funk, soul and bop? Perhaps a guitarist sounding like John Scofield. Add a penchant for writing quirky, often whimsical tunes that are just plain fun to listen to, and you have a very entertaining musical concept. With his dampened tone and behind-the-beat distinctive style, Scofield is always immediately identifiable. His fruitful collaboration with Joe Lovano regrettably lasted only a few years. From their first CD together, backed by no less than Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette, this track stands out for its loping, engaging theme. After a bassline and cymbals start things off, the memorable melody is played in tight unison by Scofield and Lovano, and then reprised several times, with only a short solo break apiece for guitarist and tenor. Doing more with less.

Reviewer: Scott Albin

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