Jazz Alley Downtown
Oct 11–14, 7:30 pm & Oct 12–13, 9:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Venerable jazz rock guitarist/composer John Scofield is one of those musicians who puts me at instant ease. His playing is liquid and adept, but free of heavy frills, his tone is warm and comforting, and his style is laid-back while still feeling dynamic. He’s also prolific as hell; since the late 1970s, Scofield has released nearly 50 albums as band leader and head collaborator (1998’s A Go Go with Medeski Martin & Wood is a particular fave), and he’s appeared on a mess of others—including Miles Davis—as sideman.