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John Scofield was born on December 26, in the year 1951 in Dayton, Ohio. He was brought in a small, rural location of Wilton, Connecticut. He developed his interest in music, from a very young age. Later, he went on to study at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. He then joined Billy Cobham and started playing jazz fusion with the band. In 1976, he recorded with Charles Mingus. In the same year he signed a contract with Enja Records. He released his first album East meets West in the year 1977. When Pat Metheny left Gary Burton's quartet, John Scofield was called in to play in the band. In 1979, he left Gary Burton's quartet and went on to form his own band. He formed a trio with Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum. Later on he joined Miles Davis and remained with him till 1985. Along with Davis, he released the Electric Outlet, in 1984. In 1985, he left Davis and released his own album Still Warm in the same year.

Eventually he played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, and other famous artists. He is well versed in funk, blues, jazz fusion, soul and many other forms of modern American music. In the year 1990 he formed a quartet with Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette. He with his group signed up with Blue Note Records and released his next album Time on My hands in the same year. The album showed the unique skills in guitar and Mingus-influenced writing. Bill Stewart became the group's drummer and played in the next few albums such as Meant To Be released in 1991 and What We Do in 1993. Scofield released Grace Under Pressure in the year 1992, that features Bill Frisell, the guitarist, Charlie Haden on bass and Joey Baron on drums. In 1994, Stewart joined again as a drummer, collaborating with Pat Metheny. They released the next album I Can See Your House From Here.
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After completing his tenure with Blue Note, Scofield started doing funk and soul jazz oriented sound. It actually dominated his much of his output. Meanwhile he also performed with a number of jambands and also performed with DJ Logic to cover Phish's Cars Trucks Buses on Sharin in the Groove released in the year 2001. In 2002, he released Uberjam and after two years in the year 2004, he released the album Up All Night. In these two albums, Scofield has experimented with something new. He experimented drum and bass and other modern rhythms. In the same year, 2004, he again released his next album En Route. This album features the jazz trio John Scofield, Steve Swallow on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. This album was recorded live at The Blue Note in NYC in December. According to John Scofield, one of the best semi-acoustics, that was ever built, is his JSM100, a 1981 Ibanez AS200 (a model that is based on Gibson's ES-335). This guitar is his longtime stage and recording guitar as well as his signature guitar. He is actually endorsed by Ibanez guitars.

Recently he released his album Out Louder with jazz trio Medeski, Martin and Wood. This album is his second collaborative effort album. He is arguably one of the three modern jazz guitarists, the other two being Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. He is currently a faculty in the Jazz Department at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education.


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