John Scofield, Solo
John Scofield
Guitar Giant

John Scofield, Solo

APR 14-17 | John Scofield | 1, 2, 3, 4

Apr 14, 2022
Miner Auditorium
ThuApr 14

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7:30 PM

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Guitar great John Scofield begins his week of concerts with a solo performance, echoing the magical Sacred Space solo concert he gave at Grace Cathedral during the 2011 SFJAZZ Spring Season.

In an extraordinary five-decade career marked by stylistic zigs and zags, Scofield has been impossible to pigeonhole. He’s collaborated on era-defining recordings by Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, and released some four-dozen albums drawing on a diverse array of idioms, from post-bop, fusion, and jazz/funk to soul jazz, country, and nu-groove.

Through all of his various projects there’s one fertile but forbidding field into which the three-time GRAMMY Award-winner has rarely ventured. Scofield has never recorded a solo guitar album, and almost never plays solo recitals, making this concert an all too rare opportunity to experience a jazz master in this most distilled and demanding setting. As a player known for his judicious use of space and instantly recognizable tone, he’s well equipped for conjuring drama and beauty by himself. Judging by glimpses provided on earlier recordings, like a sublime solo rendition of Thelonious Monk’s mysterious ballad “Monk’s Mood” on pianist Hal Galper’s 1980 album Ivory Forest, Sco will turn his time alone on stage into an enthralling journey.

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This concert offers an all too rare opportunity to experience a jazz master in this most distilled and demanding setting.

Scofield is one of the most prolific and admired jazz musicians of his generation

NPR

Scofield is one of the most prolific and admired jazz musicians of his generation

NPR

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John Scofield guitar

Timeless guitarist John Scofield has the biggest audience of his career creating effortless, playful jazz that swings like yesterday but appeals in the present. Joyous.

Popmatters

Personnel

John Scofield guitar

Timeless guitarist John Scofield has the biggest audience of his career creating effortless, playful jazz that swings like yesterday but appeals in the present. Joyous.

Popmatters

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