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John Scofield: Country for Old Men
featuring Vicente Archer, Bill Stewart & Larry Goldings
February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm- $29 – $59
Grammy® Award-winner John Scofield’s influence on guitar has become a mainstay since the mid-70s when he burst on the scene playing with greats like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham. With his masterful improvisation abilities and diverse sound, Scofield has never lost the skill to continuously push the boundaries of his instrument. Over the years he has honed and explored a variety of musical territory with jazz as its core. Scofield has recorded over 30 albums as a leader and tours continually throughout the year, leading his own groups as well as select all-star projects. Following a sold out performance at the 2016 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival with Joe Lovano, Scofield returns to Portland in support of his two-time Grammy® Award-winnning album on Impulse! Records, Country for Old Men, wherein the guitarist focuses on jazz interpretations of classic American country and western tunes ranging from Hank Williams and Dolly Parton to Shania Twain and James Taylor with astounding results. Joining him onstage for this special occasion will be Vicente Archer (bass), Larry Goldings (piano) and Bill Stewart (drums).
“improvisationally wily but sociably funky…Scofield at full jazz-improv pelt is always something to behold.” – The Guardian