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Iconic Grammy Award–winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album Grammy Awards for Past Present and Country for Old Men—for which he also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental solo. He received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson, with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield’s new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz’s limitless direction.
Scofield is one of the most distinctive and influential electric guitarists of the past 40 years.
—San Diego Union-Tribune
Scofield’s exercise of unconventional playing embraces the kind of musical exploration that drives jazz forward with optimism.
—All About Jazz