Vortex Magazine online recently posted an insightful interview with jazz guitar icon John Scofield about his Grammy® Award-winning new project Country for Old Men that will make its Portland debut this Friday at Revolution Hall during the PDX Jazz Festival. Tickets are still available!
Walking the Lost Highway: A Conversation with John Scofield
The Grammy-winning composer and guitarist talks ‘Country For Old Men,’ simple playing, and Paul Desmond ahead of his appearance at the PDX Jazz Festival on February 24 at Revolution Hall.
By Nathan Rizzo
John Scofield is nothing less than a giant of jazz guitar. Arguably the most visible—and prolific—pillar of a pantheon buttressed by the likes of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and Bill Frisell, Scofield’s oblique, lyrical phrasing and ceaseless experimentation have guided him to the pinnacle of achievement within the genre: stints with kingmakers Gary Burton and Miles Davis, a trio of Grammy awards, and a consistently exceptional discography as both a bandleader and sideman.