John Scofield Explores “Quiet” And “Loud Jazz” In New Episode Of “Jazz Night In America”
John Scofield recently performed for NPR’s “Jazz Night In America,” highlighting his career with original compositions from 1987’s Loud Jazz and 1996’s Quiet albums. The iconic jazz-fusion guitarist portrays his musical personality with these differentiating masterpieces, though they lend a cohesive understanding of Scofield’s range in character. Having performed alongside Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, and so many more, Scofield’s mastery has won him three GRAMMY Awards, including “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” for Past Present in 2016 and Country For Old Men in 2017, as well as the “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry in 2017. In 1998, he won the “Miles Davis Award” at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.Eric Krasno Taps John Scofield, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., & More For Brooklyn Comes Alive SetIn the “Jazz Night In America” video below, Scofield revisits the Loud Jazz crew, with bassist Gay Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers. Amidst some discussion from Scofield, he also goes into his Quiet arrangements with Joe Lovano standing in for Wayne Shorter on saxophone. The performance footage comes from Scofield’s “Quiet And Loud Jazz” concert at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room. John Scofield brings together Loud Jazz and Quiet in a masterful presentation, which you can enjoy in the full video below: Catch John Scofield with Eric Krasno, Cyril Neville, Nigel Hall, Louis Cato, Chris Loftlin, and George Porter Jr. for a special set at Brooklyn Comes Alive, a two-day event in Williamsburg that features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more.