Next up is John Scofield doing what was really a defining tune for his band(s) from the immediate post A-Go-Go days right up to 2003, when the band was put on the shelf: Jungle Fiction. It was a staple for years, going unnamed until the unfortunately titled Uberjam album, and this version is from 2003, featuring the core trio (Sco, Adam Deitch on drums and Avi Bortnick on rhythm guitar and effects) plus Gov’t Mule bassist Andy Hess, who took over for Jesse Murphy in the later years.
Now Zero doesn’t exactly fit the mold here- wrong coast, wrong time period (having its heyday in the mid 90’s), and this cut even comes from last year (the ban having reformed for a few short tours and festival gigs). But there is no doubt that the band could get down and freak out with best of them, so in honor of Mrtin Fierro who died last week, we close out with a stunning Greg’s Eggs from outside Grand Central Station on a gorgeous Saturday morning last Earth Day. Meester babbling while the song took shape, screaming up through the concrete canyons- man, it just doesn’t get any better. This is a great one. As always, enjoy!