John Scofield: The Low Road


The Low Road


John Scofield (guitar)


This Meets That (Emarcy 0602517340855)

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John Scofield (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Bill Stewart (drums),

John Swana (trumpet & flugelhorn), Jim Pugh (trombone), Lawrence Feldman (tenor sax & flute), Roger Rosenberg (baritone sax & bass clarinet)


Composed by John Scofield


Recorded: New York, September 2006, April/May 2007


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

This is great Scofield! A bit more polished than some time ago, perhaps, but still it's good to hear Sco in this vein again: tricky, creative soloing, dirty sound, fantastic rhythm. He's the best when he wants to be, and he knows it! Swallow is as faithfully present as ever, with his supple drive and round sound, and Stewart's drumming on this groovy tune reminds us in case we had forgotten of his long stint with Maceo Parker. But this is no trio track, and Scofield has arranged some beautifully efficient horn riffs, sheets of sounds and countermelodies to this great blues tune.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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