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Friday February 05, 2016

From The Seattle Times

John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD
By Charles J Gans

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD “Past Present,” reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions.

Though nominated twice before, the 64-year-old Scofield has never won a Grammy. But at the Feb. 15 awards ceremony in Los Angeles, he’s up for two Grammys — for best jazz instrumental album and best improvised jazz solo for the CD’s title track, which the guitarist describes as “futuristic blues.”

Scofield credits his wife and manager, Susan, for coming up with the album’s title, which he says has multiple meanings.

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