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John Scofield

John Scofield
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John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio), is a guitarist and composer whose music includes bebop, jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, and rock. While studying at the Berklee College of Music, Scofield left school to record with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. He joined the Billy Cobham/George Duke Band soon after and spent two years playing, recording, and touring with them. He recorded with Charles Mingus in 1976 and replaced Pat Metheny in Gary Burton's quartet. Since then, he has had a prolific career that spans many styles.
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Franco Ambrosetti Quintet — Long Waves Franco Ambrosetti Quintet — Long Waves
(Unit Records UTR 4907, 2019, CD)
Terri Lyne Carrington — Real Life Story Terri Lyne Carrington — Real Life Story
(Verve 837 697, 1989, CD / LP)
Michael Gibbs — Big Music Michael Gibbs — Big Music
(ACT 9231-2, 1988/1996, CD)
Franco Ambrosetti — Movies Too Franco Ambrosetti — Movies Too
(Enja 5079, 1988, CD / LP)
Franco Ambrosetti and Friends — Movies Franco Ambrosetti and Friends — Movies
(Enja 5035, 1987, CD / LP)
Miles Davis / Marcus Miller — Music from Siesta Miles Davis / Marcus Miller — Music from Siesta
(Warner Bros 8122-79576-9, 1987/2014, CD)
Miles Davis — You're under Arrest Miles Davis — You're under Arrest
(Columbia CD 26447, 1985/1991, CD)
Miles Davis — Decoy Miles Davis — Decoy
(Columbia 468702 2, 1984/1991, CD)
John Abercrombie & John Scofield — Solar John Abercrombie & John Scofield — Solar
(Quicksilver QS 4004, 1984, LP)
Miles Davis — Star People Miles Davis — Star People
(Columbia CD 25395, 1983/1997, CD)
Billy Cobham — Inner Conflicts Billy Cobham — Inner Conflicts
(Wounded Bird WOU 9174, 1978/2000, CD)
Billy Cobham — Life and Times Billy Cobham — Life and Times
(Wounded Bird WOU 8166, 1976/2000, CD)
The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band — Live on Tour in Europe The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band — Live on Tour in Europe
(Atlantic SD 18194, 1976, LP)
Billy Cobham — A Funky Thide of Sings Billy Cobham — A Funky Thide of Sings
(Atlantic SD 18149, 1975, LP)

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