Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Friday Fun - guys who make me want to play - John Scofield



Seriously, this guy is the man. If you aren't familiar with the brilliant Mr Scofield, you should spend some time getting acquainted with the man and his career. He has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Joey Defrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Pat Martino, Mavis Staples, Phil Lesh, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, George Duke, Jaco Pastorius, John Mayer, and many other well known artists.

While on my quest (better known as YouTubing : ) I came across this old series from the years of VHS, called "John Scofield on Improvisation". If you can get your hands on this DO IT. It is chock full of great insights and a very close-up and personal look and one of America's leading guitarists.

Here are the bits that i could find, enjoy!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_hdsf32Pvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0al0A81NNs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-IcS1E0q94&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htGcLZJrstQ&feature=related

For more information on John and his career click here

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