Country For Old Men John Scofield

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Label: Impulse! Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Modern Jazz

Artist: John Scofield

Composer: Hank Williams, Bob Wills, John Lee Wills, Billy Jack Wills Dolly Parton, Joseph Philbrick Webster, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, Darrell Edwards, George Jones, Herbie Treece

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  • 1Mr Fool05:05
  • 2I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry07:01
  • 3Bartender's Blues05:18
  • 4Wildwood Flower03:54
  • 5Wayfaring Stranger06:31
  • 6Mama Tried05:19
  • 7Jolene07:35
  • 8Faded Love06:32
  • 9Just A Girl I Used To Know04:10
  • 10Red River Valley06:16
  • 11You're Still The One04:20
  • 12I'm An Old Cowhand00:36
  • Total Runtime01:02:37

Info for Country For Old Men

Like jazz, blues and country music developed from American frontiers before dispersing throughout the world. Influential jazz guitarist John Scofield has never made a secret of his country and folk roots that naturally lead him to George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, and his new album COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, set for release on September 23rd on Impulse! Records, pays homage to these greats and many more. He is joined on the album by bassist Steve Swallow, pianist/organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart, which was recorded at the Carriage House in Stamford with engineer Jay Newland and A&R man Brian Bacchus.

With 40 years of professional recording underneath his belt, John Scofield is one of the most distinctive and versatile modern jazz guitarists; his capacity to play in fusion, funk, blues, bebop, country, drum-n-bass, avant-garde and pop settings while retaining his distinctive sound is peerless. In addition to leading numerous ensembles and recording more than 30 albums as a leader, Scofield has played with a pantheon of jazz greats including Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Billy Cobham and Herbie Hancock, among others.

John Scofield, guitar, ukulele
Steve Swallow, bass
Larry Goldings, piano (1, 5-6), Hammond organ (2-4, 7-11)
Bill Stewart, drums

John Scofield
John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982–1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.

Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.

Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband, and father of two. Visit:

Booklet for Country For Old Men

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