John Scofield: Yankee Go Home
John Scofield
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John Scofield: Yankee Go Home

w/ Jon Cowherd, Vicente Archer, & JOSH DION

APR 14-17 | John Scofield | Solo, Duo, & Quartets

Apr 17, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SunApr 17
3:00 PM

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SunApr 17
7:00 PM

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The final night of Scofield’s week on the Miner stage brings the Bay Area premiere of his latest band project.

The American referred to in John Scofield’s latest project Yankee Go Home is the guitarist himself, and the realm to which he’s directing his feet was built by the rock ‘n’ roll that seduced him as a teenager.

Joined by Brian Blade Fellowship pianist and arranger Jon Cowherd, ace bassist Vicente Archer, and Ollabelle/Little Feat drummer Tony Leone, Scofield is plunging back into the music that colored his adolescent world, reinterpreting tunes by everyone from Leonard Bernstein, Neil Young and Buddy Holly to Stevie Wonder and the Grateful Dead (with some recent originals thrown in for good measure). This isn’t a fusion project. Rather, Scofield is replanting his musical roots in the verdant jazz soil he’s tilled for the past five decades. Conceptually it’s a similar process he’s applied to the songs of Ray Charles (on 2005’s That’s What I Say), gospel (on 2009’s Piety Street) and country music (on 2016’s Country For Old Men), but now he's drilling down into the essential sounds that first moved him to pick up a guitar.

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Join us as John Scofield replants his musical roots in the verdant jazz soil he’s tilled for the past five decades.

Scofield combines the chess-champ braininess of his solos with a taste for standard song forms and expansive bursts of volume; a manna for the straight ahead jazz fan.

The Boston Phoenix

Scofield combines the chess-champ braininess of his solos with a taste for standard song forms and expansive bursts of volume; a manna for the straight ahead jazz fan.

The Boston Phoenix

Personnel

John Scofield guitar
Jon Cowherd piano
Vicente Archer bass
Josh Dion drums

Scofield’s muse has evolved from guitar standards to post-bop to fusion and back again. He wears a gilded robe as the modern messiah of ‘Terminator jazz’.

DownBeat

Personnel

John Scofield guitar
Jon Cowherd piano
Vicente Archer bass
Josh Dion drums

Scofield’s muse has evolved from guitar standards to post-bop to fusion and back again. He wears a gilded robe as the modern messiah of ‘Terminator jazz’.

DownBeat

Watch & Listen

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John Scofield

Unchain My Heart, Pt. 1

John Scofield

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John Scofield

Unchain My Heart, Pt. 1

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