Grammys That Matter (Scofield Content)

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Grammys That Matter (Scofield Content)

Post by Tone Weaver » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:51 pm

…Not that I watched it.

Taylor Swift…again?? Of course, she sells to teenagers.

Here are Grammys that Matter: (At least to me.)

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Historical Album: Various artists; (Dylan, the Band)The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar

All well and good, but lastly we have:

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present

Sco finally gets some recognition!

Here's a great article on Sco's new album. ... 89442.html

Scofield has performed with Grateful Dead electric bassist Phil Lesh, the Southern rock band Government Mule and the avant-jazz-funk jam band Medeski, Martin & Wood as well as his own groups. His eclectic tastes are reflected on "Past Present'' through compositions with catchy melodies - reflecting his affinity for pop music - that each have a distinctive flavor yet remain jazz.

Scofield says the title "Past Present'' also has a deeper meaning reflecting the essence of jazz: "We have to be absolutely in the present in order to have the music be spontaneous and feel like jazz, but everything we play is rooted in the past because it's a shared language and you have to know the music's history.''

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