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Tuesday October 13, 2015

From JamBase

Interview: Catching Up With John Scofield
By: Chad Berndtson

John Scofield’s new album Past Present has such an indefinite, all-encompassing title because there’s a lot to encompass.

It’s a reunion, for sure: that early 1990s Scofield lineup that features Sco, saxophone legend Joe Lovano and drummer Bill Stewart, along with bassist Larry Grenadier this time around, is once again presiding. It’s a also a comment on how music with an extensive past survives, remains sturdy and vibrant, and is open to re- interpretation, hence the very Sco-like infusions of blues, soul and Americana into a somewhat mellow jazz framework heard here.

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