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REVIEW: John Scofield Quartet @ the Shedd (Eugene, OR – 10/26/11)

29th Oct 11 (Sat) Leave a comment Go to comments


I showed up slightly late due; so came in right after they started their second song… and I hunkered down for some great music.  John Scofield Quartet features John on guitars, Michael Eckroth on piano, Ben Street on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums.

The band played a mix of slower ballads and more upbeat tunes. John’s latest album, A Moment’s Peace, is slower and gentler, and the lead-off track “Simply Put” was the first tune I caught in the set – fantastic jazz balladry.  The quartet then moved into some covers, “Relaxin’ at Camarillo” (Charlie Parker) and “I Will” (the Beatles).  I didn’t catch the name of the tune right after “I Will,” but it was SMOKIN’

Other songs I caught during the Quartet’s long set were “My Foolish Heart,” “Hackensack” (Thelonious Monk), and “Green Tea.”  John is a phenomenal guitarist.  The show was a bit more reserved than I was going in expecting (compared to his work with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood), but it was a treat to watch a master at work.  They wrap up their mini-West Coast tour this weekend at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

more photos below

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~Dan – np: Under Byen Samme Stof Som Stof

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  1. 15th Nov 11 (Tue) at 1:25 pm

    you know John’s an Ohio boy… must be something in the water: Phil Keaggy, Steve Morse, Joe Walsh, John Scofield.

    • 15th Nov 11 (Tue) at 1:29 pm

      No, I didn’t know that… must be something in the water, Ric! :)

  1. 29th Oct 11 (Sat) at 12:50 pm

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