Works For Me

by John Scofield

(2000) Verve #314 549 281-2

Personnel John Scofield-guitar Kenny Garrett-alto sax Brad Mehldau-piano Christian McBride-bass Billy Higgins-drums
Description This was a return to straight-ahead jazz from Sco in 2000 after his funkier 'Bump' and 'A Go Go' recordings. This is a killer line-up and very nice performances throughout.
Posted By Tom Cavanagh (2608)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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On 3/4/2005, Tom Cavanagh (2608) posted:
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I missed this back in 2000 and just picked it up in a discount CD rack for $3.50. This is already one of my favorite Sco CDs. Billy Higgins and Christian McBride are excellent. I was also surprised how well Brad Mehldau fit into this line-up. The vibe is old Blue Note, reminiscent of Kenny Burrell with arrangements that bring to mind Horace Silver. Sco blowing on these original straight-ahead tunes is more reserved than usual with a slightly cleaner than usual tone. But he and Kenny Garrett provide memorable solos throughout. Highlights include "Big J" and "Mrs. Scofield's Waltz".