bestnom1000x50

John Scofield

Latest Articles

SteveSwallow_photo2_list

Live jazz from John Scofield Trio at the Regattabar

Not long into his encore during the first set at the Regattabar Thursday night, guitarist John Scofield stopped the band, walked across the stage and took the sheet music from Steve Swallow's stand.

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012
Jazz 2012 Violin

Old favorites and debuts make the scene

We have to wait for spring to see Charlie Haden's Quartet West and the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau duo, but there are still plenty of ways to keep an eye and ear on jazz in the winter months.
Rich choices
By JON GARELICK  |  December 30, 2011
John Scofield at Regattabar

John Scofield at Regattabar


Make your reservations early: guitar god John Scofield always fills the Regattabar, and his all-star New Jazz Quartet with pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ben Street,...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010
1003_rollins_list

Sonny, Pat, and all the cats

The primo jazz event of the spring will be SONNY ROLLINS 's concert at Symphony Hall on April 18 (bso.org). The great master saxophonist and peerless improviser often hits town in April, and this time it's to kick off his 80th-birthday tour. Whew.
Names you know and names you should
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010
1001_souza_Slot

Best in their field

The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
By JON GARELICK  |  January 01, 2010
Steve_Swallow_thumb

Interview: Steve Swallow on the Gary Burton Quartet

DO YOU REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW YOU GUYS FIRST GOT TOGETHER? I have a memory. I tend to distrust them, but my recollection is that I met Gary when he called me up and asked me if I would consider playing in Stan Getz's band, which he was already in.
An interview with Steve Swallow
By JON GARELICK  |  July 03, 2009


090622_giant_list

Meet the Beatles!

Swallow says that when he first picked up an electric bass, "My immediate impression was: 'Oh, shit! I'm in deep trouble here!' "
The Gary Burton Quartet remembers its roots
By JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2009
090403_Scofield_l

John Scofield | Piety Street

On the surface, this would seem a genre exercise — a professor/doctor of jazz guitar looking into the deep book of American gospel because it's . . . "interesting." But Scofield's integrity remains intact.
EmArcy (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  March 30, 2009
090320_Fly_list

DIY and more

Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
By JON GARELICK  |  March 16, 2009
090102_jazz_list

Fully loaded

One of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the season will be JOSHUA REDMAN's "Double Trio" concert at Berklee on January 22.
Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Loueke, and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 30, 2008

Confusatron + Ricky Boy Floyd

For the last six years, the maniacal power trio of Confusatron have been delighting and baffling audiences throughout New England.  
Music seen at Geno's, October 2, 2008
By DAN CLARK  |  October 09, 2008


071221_jazz_list

Skimming the cream

Some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Jazz: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007
071026_giant_list

Standards

For much of his life, no one played Thelonious Monk pieces except Thelonious Monk.
Julius Hemphill at the Gardner, Cyrus Plays Elvis
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2007
071012_eade_list

Three in two

The Red Sox were playing the first game of their ALDS with the Angels, but Dominique Eade had a nearly full house.
Dominique, Musillami, and Sco
By JON GARELICK  |  October 10, 2007
070913_jazz_list1

Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
A jam-packed season of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007
061222_list_macnie.jpg

Visionary sounds

Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 20, 2006


061110_list_medeski.jpg

Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood

Medeski Martin & Wood have always had a tendency to play “out,” gravitating toward heady, avant-garde jazz licks and atonal riffs while dropping just enough straight-ahead funk grooves to pacify their jam-band fan base.
Out Louder | Indirecto
By ADAM GOLD  |  November 07, 2006
060616_trio_list

Trio Beyond

The Portuguese name of this two-disc live concert means feelings for something — or someone — you’ve loved and lost and probably won’t get back, and it’s a perfect title.
Saudades | ECM
By ADAM J. GOLD  |  June 13, 2006

Portland scene report, April 14, 2006

Dead Season gets slick promo; Seekonk's CD release; LaMontagne's work hits the big stage; Curtis/Erelli get high praise
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 12, 2006