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Thursday October 15, 2015

From nytimes.com

Review: John Scofield Reunion Looks to a Familiar Past
By Nate Chinen

“Mr. Scofield composed a book of new tunes for “Past Present,” in a style that rings familiar without courting nostalgia. During Wednesday’s first set, the title track landed with the force and clarity of a manifesto, often setting up Mr. Scofield and Mr. Lovano for hair-trigger repartee.

They share a dialect of gruff eloquence, rooted as much in rhythm and blues as in the lessons of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. Born in Ohio in the early ’50s, a year apart almost to the day, they also share a generational and cultural perspective, along with a level of prominence.”

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