John Scofield 'Combo 66' (USA)

Scofields "Combo 66" - manna for the fans of straightforward jazz

Rarely before has guitarist John Scofield demonstrated his stylistic versatility as impressively as on his new album "Combo 66".

"I Can't Dance" John Scofield freely confesses in the title of a song on his new album. He can play guitar, groove and compose all the better - like a young god, so to speak. Because with his 66 years Scofield doesn't belong to the old jazz gods. In fact, he's been flying high for quite some time now. His last two solo albums "Past Present" and "Country For Old Men" earned him his first three Grammy Awards. On "Combo 66" Scofield now presents his newest quartet, for which he brought two "new faces" on board in addition to his long-time companion Bill Stewart (who has drummed on no less than nine albums of the guitarist since 1992): the double bass player Vincente Archer, who is known above all as a member of the Robert Glasper Trio, and the pianist and organist Gerald Clayton, who has worked with Charles Lloyd and Diana Krall, among others.


John Scofield: guitar
Gerald Clayton: piano, organ
Vicente Archer: bass
Bill Stewart: drums

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May 2019

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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