You never know exactly what to expect with John Scofield. Ranging from acid jazz, improvised funkjazz, and modern jazz to blues, Scofield plays a lot of different styles. This time a more classical jazz approach with Bill Stewart on drums, Mike Eckroth piano/organ and Ben Street acoustic bass. The latter two are relatively unknown and have their origin in the New York jazz scene. Nice improvisations on mostly own tunes, ranging from an occasional jazz ballad to up-time swing. Besides grandmaster Scofield, Eckroth performed very well. Apparently Scofield enjoyed the enthousiastic audience and after 10 tunes and one extra tune it was time to wish everybody a 'no-ash' safe journey home.
I like music, especially making music. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I like soul, jazz and fusion music most. I like to develop and experiment with tools to make music performance and improvisation on the spot more exciting. It is fun when unexpected musical things happen during a performance!
In recent years I developed the MIDI real-time Harmonizer, a tool for generating harmonized chords when playing a solo line. Inspired by the work of saxophonist Michael Brecker, I started to develop this tool to run on Mac and PC. Brecker played the Electronic Wind Instrument and used the Oberheim Xpander synth to generate random chords from an EWI solo line. Now you can accomplish the same thing with the MIDI real-time Harmonizer driving your own favourite (plugin) synths.