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John Scofield

Born: December 26, 1951    Primary Instrument: Guitar

John Scofield


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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John Scofield, Überjam Deux (Emarcy, 2013)
John Scofield, A Moment's Peace (EmArcy, 2011)
Vince Mendoza, Nights on Earth (Horizontal, 2011)
Lee Ritenour, 6 String Theory (Concord, 2010)
John Scofield/Vince Mendoza, 54 (EmArcy, 2010)
Bugge Wesseltoft, New Conception of Jazz Box (Jazzland, 2010)
John Scofield, Piety Street (EmArcy, 2009)
John Scofield, This Meets That (EmArcy, 2009)
MSMW, Out Louder (Indirecto, 2007)
Trio Beyond, Saudades (ECM, 2006)
Marc Johnson, Shades of Jade (ECM, 2005)
John Scofield, That's What I Say (Verve, 2005)
Tommy Smith, Evolution (ESC, 2005)
John Scofield/Trio, EnRoute (Verve, 2004)
John Scofield/Band, Up All Night (Verve, 2003)
John Scofield/ Mark-Anthony Turnage, Scorched (Deutsche Grammophon, 2003)
Metalwood, Recline (Telarc, 2002)
Chris Potter, Traveling Mercies (Verve, 2002)
John Scofield, Uberjam (Verve, 2002)
ScoLoHoFo, Oh! (Blue Note, 2002)
John Scofield, Bump (Verve, 2000)
John Scofield, Works for Me (Verve, 2000)
Soullive, Turn It Out (Velour, 2000)
Mike Stern, Play (Atlantic, 1999)
Loudon Wainwright, Social Studies (Hannibal, 1999)
John Scofield/MMW, A Go Go (Verve, 1998)
Gary Burton, Departure (Concord, 1997)
Hancock, Herbie, The New Standard (Verve, 1997)
Chris Potter, Unspoken (Concord, 1997)
John Scofield, Quiet (Verve, 1996)
John Scofield, Groove Elation! (Blue Note, 1995)
John Scofield, Hand Jive (Blue Note, 1994)
John Scofield/Pat Metheny, I Can See Your House From Here (Blue Note, 1994)
John Scofield/Quartet, What We Do (Blue Note, 1993)
Peter Erskine, Sweet Soul (Novus, 1992)
Joe Henderson, So Near, So Far (Verve, 1992)
John Scofield, Grace Under Pressure (Blue Note, 1992)
Jack DeJohnette, Earth Walk (Blue Note, 1991)
Vince Mendoza, Instructions Inside (Manhattan, 1991)
John Scofield/Quartet, Meant to Be (Blue Note, 1991)
Vince Mendoza, Start Here (World Pacific, 1990)
John Scofield, Time on My Hands (Blue Note, 1990)
John Scofield/Band, Pick Hits Live (Gramavision, 1990)
John Scofield, Flat Out (Gramavision, 1989)
Gary Burton, Times Like These (GRP, 1988)
John Scofield, Loud Jazz (Gramavision, 1988)
Marc Johnson/Bass Desires, Second Sight (ECM, 1987)
John Scofield, Blue Matter (Gramavision, 1987)
Marc Johnson, Bass Desires (ECM, 1986)
John Scofield, Still Warm (Gramavision, 1986)
Miles Davis, You're Under Arrest (Columbia, 1985)
Miles Davis, Decoy (Columbia, 1984)
John Scofield, Electric Outlet (Gramavision, 1984)
Miles Davis, Star People (Columbia, 1983)
Dave Liebman, If They Only Knew (Timeless, 1981)
John Scofield/Trio, Out Like a Light, Enja, 1981)
John Scofield/Trio (Shinola, Enja, 1981)
Dave Liebman, Doin' It Again (Timeless, 1980)
John Scofield, Bar Talk (Arista/Novus, 1980)
John Scofield, Who's Who (Arista/Novus, 1980)
Larry Coryell, Tributaries (Arista/Novus, 1979)
Hal Galper, Ivory Forest (Enja, 1979)
Zbigniew Seifert, Passion (Capitol, 1979)
John Scofield, Rough House (Enja, 1978)
John Scofield, East Meets West (Trio, 1977)
John Scofield, Live (Enja, 1977)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker, Carnegie Hall Concert (CTI, 1975)

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