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John Scofield Renews the Jazz Guitar Trio on 'Swallow Tales'

The jazz guitar trio is a classic format, and John Scofield, Steve Swallow, and Bill Stewart are as well-equipped to venerate it and renew it a bit on Swallow Tales.

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John Scofield Uberjam Band: 13 April 2014 - San Diego, CA

The man possesses serious chops, but he plays with a great sense of feel and sonic spacing that eludes many guitar shredders. Few guitarists can make every note count like Scofield does.

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The Film, 'Medeski Martin & Wood: Fly in a Bottle' Mirrors the Band's Career to a Tee

Just as with their music, a funky and experimental form of free jazz that has led the way for improvisational music since their start in the early '90s, this film moves in and out of traceable and functional steps for its entirety.

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The Best Jazz of 2011

Jazz is ready to go just about anywhere these days, and our list this year travels a good distance from free playing to fusion, controlled singing to daring solo piano.

John Garratt and Will Layman
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McCoy Tyner: Guitars

An overpolite meeting between a great jazz trio and batch of six-string slingers.

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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Out Louder

The jammy sequel of Scofield's brilliant A Go Go appears at last.

Will Layman
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