Following celebrated runs on the Enja, Arista, Gramavision, Blue Note and Verve labels, John Scofield has announced his first project for Emarcy, This Meets That, which will be available September 18. The album finds Scofield once again in the company of what he calls his "A-Team" – bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart.
"Steve has been a huge part of my development since I met him in 1973,"John says. "Now we’re aged contemporaries, but when it started, he was the established great and I was the kid." As for Stewart: "From the first time I heard him I loved his snap crackle, you know? He usually takes the best solo of the night, in the most musical way. The three of us have an intimacy in our musical exchange that only exists after like-minded individuals play together for decades. It’s really special for me. "
Joining the trio is a four-part horn section featuring Roger Rosenberg on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Jim Pugh on trombone, Lawrence Feldman on tenor sax and flutes and John Swana on trumpet and flugelhorn. A special treat, one tune also features special guest and long time friend Bill Frisell on tremolo guitar.
10/04/07 Cambridge, MA Regattabar
10/05/07 Cambridge, MA Regattabar
10/06/07 Hanover, NH Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College
10/07/07 Newmarket, NH Stone Church
10/09.07 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa
10/10/07 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/11/07 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/12/07 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/13/07 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/14/07 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/16/07 New York, NY Blue Note
10/17/07 New York, NY Blue Note
10/18/07 New York, NY Blue Note
10/19/07 New York, NY Blue Note
10/20/07 New York, NY Blue Note
10/21/07 New York, NY Blue Note