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John Scofield’s Combo 66
Featuring Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart
John Scofield is one of the most influential and innovative guitarists of his generation. He has spent the last 40+ years blazing a trail through the post-fusion wilderness, bringing his singular voice to a variety of different projects. His hallmark is his masterful improvising, and his music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R&B.
Scofield’s résumé reads like a who’s who of the last 40 years of jazz. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music, his first recording was with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. He then replaced Pat Metheny in Gary Burton’s band and soon he would be performing with the likes of Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham, and Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis, with whom he had an influential stint from 1982-85 that placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.
Scofield has led his own bands with a variety of flavors, including jam bands. He arrives in South Florida with a straight-ahead jazz configuration.
- John Scofield – guitar
- Gerald Clayton – piano, organ
- Vicente Archer – double bass
- Bill Stewart – drums
Listen to John Scofield WLRN Interview