John Scofield Trio Playing Durango
Known for his distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Grammy-nominated John Scofield is considered a masterful jazz improviser and he takes the stage with the John Scofield Trio – touring in new conceptual territory in support of the 2016 release, Country for Old Men.
With 40-plus recordings to his credit – where he’s expressed himself in be-bop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically-tinged groove music, jam band style and orchestral ensembles, Scofield now brings his lifelong love of American country music to the forefront in Country for Old Men. He infuses classic country melodies with improvisational jazz, vowing to maintain the integrity and character of the genre, while interpreting classics from George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Patti Page and Shania Twain.
Stated Scofield of Country for Old Men in a press release, “[We’ve turned] ‘outlaw’ country tunes into jazz vehicles. Rather than go to Nashville and record with ‘real’ country players in a country style, I’m joining forces with my jazz cronies to play the songs with our jazz approach…”