John Scofield releases new studio album COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN


Like jazz, blues and country music developed from American frontiers before dispersing throughout the world. Influential jazz guitarist John Scofield has never made a secret of his country and folk roots that naturally lead him to George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, and his new album COUNTRY FOR OLD MENset for release on September 23rd on Impulse! Records, pays homage to these greats and many more. He is joined on the album by bassist Steve Swallow, pianist/organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart, which was recorded at the Carriage House in Stamford with engineer Jay Newland and A&R man Brian Bacchus.
With 40 years of professional recording underneath his belt, John Scofield is one of the most distinctive and versatile modern jazz guitarists; his capacity to play in fusion, funk, blues, bebop, country, drum-n-bass, avant-garde and pop settings while retaining his distinctive sound is peerless. In addition to leading numerous ensembles and recording more than 30 albums as a leader, Scofield has played with a pantheon of jazz greats including Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Billy Cobham and Herbie Hancock, among others.
COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is the follow-up to Scofield’s remarkable 2015 record PAST PRESENT  also released on Impulse! Records that this year won him a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

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