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John Scofield

g, *1951 US, Ohio
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. John Leavitt Scofield

John Scofield (born December 26, 1951, Dayton, Ohio, United States), often referred to as "Sco", is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer, who has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, 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. At ease in the bebop idiom, Scofield is also well versed in jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, rock and other forms of modern American music.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Flute
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair on Bass Desires by Marc Johnson
A Go Go on A Go Go by John Scofield
Radio on Swallow Tales by John Scofield, Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely on Überjam Deux by John Scofield
Eiderdown on Swallow Tales by John Scofield, Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart
Chank on A Go Go by John Scofield
The Red One on I Can See Your House From Here by John Scofield & Pat Metheny
I Don't Need No Doctor on That's What I Say by John Scofield
Green Tea on A Go Go by John Scofield
Falling Grace on Swallow Tales by John Scofield, Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
5 Original AlbumsJohn Scofield2018Album
Combo 66John Scofield2018Album
3 Essential Albums ( Quiet / Works For Me / Enroute )John Scofield2018Compil.
HudsonJack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield : Hudson2017Album
Country For Old MenJohn Scofield2016Album
Sco-MuleGov't Mule Featuring John Scofield2015Album
Past PresentJohn Scofield2015Album
Sco-Mule pre-order bonus discGov't Mule featuring John Scofield2015Album
The Very Best OfJohn Scofield2014Compil.
Überjam DeuxJohn Scofield2013Album
A Moment's PeaceJohn Scofield2011Album
New Morning - The Paris ConcertJohn Scofield2010Album
54Metropole Orchestra Featuring John Scofield On Guitar, Conducted By Vince Mendoza2010Album
Piety StreetJohn Scofield2009Album
Herbie Hancock & The New Standard Allstars In JapanHerbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Don Alias2008Album
Six Strings: Portrait of a Guitar StarJohn Scofield2008Compil.
This Meets ThatJohn Scofield2007Album
The Timeless NowDayna Stephens Featuring John Scofield2007Album
SaudadesJack DeJohnette / Larry Goldings / John Scofield : Trio Beyond2006Album
That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray CharlesJohn Scofield2005Album
Live In MontrealJohn Scofield2004Album
LiveJohn Scofield2004Album
ScorchedMark-Anthony Turnage / John Scofield2003Album
Steady Groovin'John Scofield2000Album
BumpJohn Scofield2000Album
Works For MeJohn Scofield2000Album
Steady Groovin' - The Blue Note Groove SidesJohn Scofield2000Compil.
Old FolksKenny Garrett / John Scofield / Michael Brecker / David Friesen1999Album
Hoping Your Fortunes Are Bright In 1999John Scofield, Terry Callier1999Album
A Go GoJohn Scofield1998Album
A Go GoJohn Scofield1998Album
Selections From A Go GoJohn Scofield1998Album
QuietJohn Scofield1996Album
Alternate Currents (a Grammavision Sampler)Ray Anderson, Clusone Trio, John Scofield, Ron Miles, Medeski Martin & Wood, Peter Apfelbaum, Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron, Bobby Previte, Bob Moses, David Fiuczynski, John Medeski, John Carter1996Compil.
The Best Of John Scofield - The Blue Note YearsJohn Scofield1996Compil.
DragonflyGerry Mulligan Quartet With Special Guests Dave Grusin . Dave Samuels . John Scofield . Warren Vaché . Grover Washington, Jr.1995Album
John ScofieldJohn Scofield1995Compil.
Groove ElationJohn Scofield1995Album
Hand JiveJohn Scofield1994Album
East Coast Blow OutJim McNeely Feat.: Marc Johnson, John Scofield, Adam Nussbaum & WDR Big Band Köln1994Album
Liquid Fire - The Best Of John ScofieldJohn Scofield1994Compil.
I Can See Your House From HereJohn Scofield & Pat Metheny1994Album
SummertimeJohn Scofield & Pat Metheny1994Album
Swallow (Special Radio Edits CD)Steve Swallow Featuring Gary Burton, John Scofield, Carla Bley1992Album
Knut Riisnæs - Jon Christensen Featuring John Scofield - Palle DanielssonKnut Riisnæs - Jon Christensen Featuring John Scofield - Palle Danielsson1992Album
Grace Under PressureJohn Scofield1992Album
Jim Hall And Friends Live At Town Hall Vol.2Jim Hall Featuring John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Gary Burton1991Album
Some Other Time - A Tribute To Chet BakerRichard Beirach, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum, John Scofield1990Album
Time On My HandsJohn Scofield1990Album
Live 3 WaysJohn Scofield1990Album
Slo Sco: Best Of The BalladsJohn Scofield1990Album
Flat OutJohn Scofield1989Album
Loud JazzJohn Scofield1988Album
All Strings AttachedTal Farlow, John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell, John Scofield, John Patitucci & Billy Hart1987Album
Blue MatterJohn Scofield1987Album
Samurai Hee-HawMarc Johnson's Bass Desires With Bill Frisell, John Scofield And Peter Erskine1986Album
Still WarmJohn Scofield1986Album
SolarJohn Scofield & John Abercrombie1985Album
TechnoJohn Scofield1985Single
Electric OutletJohn Scofield1984Album
ShinolaJohn Scofield1982Album
Bar TalkJohn Scofield1980Album
Four KeysMartial Solal - Lee Konitz - John Scofield - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1979Album
Who's Who?John Scofield1979Album
TributariesLarry Coryell with John Scofield and Joe Beck1979Album
Guardian AngelsMiroslav Vitous, George Ohtsuka, John Scofield, Kenny Kirkland, Mabumi Yamaguchi1979Album
John ScofieldJohn Scofield1978Album
LiveJohn Scofield1978Album
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