Scolohofo: The Winding Way


The Winding Way




Scolohofo Oh! (Blue Note 7243 5 42081 2 6)

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Dave Holland (bass), John Scofield (guitar), Joe Lovano (tenor & soprano saxes), Al Foster (drums).

Composed by Dave Holland


Recorded: New York, July 30-31, 2002


Rating: 80/100 (learn more)

It is fascinating to hear these great players work out on this quirky tune. Although Holland's own bands are accustomed to his way of writing and creating vamp sections to blow over, Scofield and Lovano appear to be at something of a loss as to how to handle this concept. The take is solid but the improvising seems rather stiff to me. Yet this should only be taken as a small criticism. When you have players of this stature good things will (and do) happen. They just seem a little out of their element. Al Foster sounds fine, but I miss Billy Kilson's fire on this track.

Reviewer: Bill Harrison

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