domingo, 15 de janeiro de 2017

John Scofield | Bar Talk

 A dazzling electric guitarist with a steely tone and fluid lines to earmark his distinctive post-bop style. 
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1980's Bar Talk features a young John Scofield already showing the virtuosity on guitar that subsequently made him a giant in his field. Scofield -- who honed his chops with artists like Miles DavisGerry Mulligan,Pat MethanyChick CoreaChet Baker, and Charles Mingus -- displays his talents here as both a player and composer. Scofield is joined in the venture by Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Mussbaum on drums -- a perfectly balanced trio. The Connecticut-born Scofield, who studied jazz at the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston, spent much of his professional life gigging in Europe. This recording was made by the trio during one of its European tours. The album was well received at the time of its printing in 1980. Its influence has grown, becoming a jazz guitar classic, often listed as a favorite recording by professional critics, other musicians, and fans alike. Most of the songs are penned by Scofield himself.Steve Swallow contributed one tune, the elegiac "Never." The songs are long enough to allow the music to develop, with each musician taking his turn in the jazz conversation. "Fat Woman," "New Strings Attached," and "How to Marry a Millionaire" give the listener a good sampling of the capabilities of these musicians as they morph through a range of moods and colors. The set ends with "Nature Calls," a nod to the double-entendre titles for which Scofield is known. The musician likes to joke around and have fun, but make no mistake, John Scofield is serious about his music.
John Scofield : electric guitar
Steve Swallow : electric bass
Adam Nussbaum : drums

1. Beckon Call (0:00) [Gary Campbell]
2. New Strings Attached (7:07 ) [John Scofield]
3. Never (13:19 ) [Steve Swallow]
4. How To Marry A Millionaire (20:09 ) [John Scofield]
5. Fat Dancer (26:46) [John Scofield]
6. Nature Calls (33:41) [John Scofield]

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