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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 26, 1951


When I first got into jazz — around 1969, I came from playing R&B and Soul in High School. Jazz Rock was in its infancy stage and I was lucky enough to be around to experience the Golden Age of both Rock and Soul and see Jazz embrace that movement while I was trying to learn how to play straightahead Jazz. A lot of my early chances to actually gig were in various Jazz/Rock idioms. I got to play “real” jazz with Gary Burton and Gerry Mulligan but my real first “big time” gig was with the Billy Cobham/George Duke band. We got to play in gigantic concert halls and rock venues for excited people who were not necessarily jazz aficionados, but loved the music....
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Music

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    John Scofield: Uberjam Deux

    EmArcy
    2013
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    Überjam Deux

    EmArcy
    2013
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    A Moment's Peace

    EmArcy
    2011
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    John Scofield: A Moment's Peace

    EmArcy
    2011
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    New Morning®- The Paris Concert

    Challenge Jazz
    2010
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    Shinola

    Enja Records
    2010
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    Metropole Orkest / John Scofield / Vince Mendoza: 54

    EmArcy
    2010
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