Saturday, October 6, 2018

Scofield's Combo 66 delivering the goods

Had a wonderful time listening to John Scofield and band at the Mohawk club here in Austin last night. Small, outdoor venue, great views everywhere, and a group of musicians that just played the grooves.

Sco' kept the set up simple, played straight into a Fender amp (with perspex screen ) and let his fingers do the work. Man, can he play. Nice boots too!  Keyboard player Gerard Clayton was a revelation to me, simply amazing chops that complemented the music perfectly.

You stand there and just have to recognize that the human ability to make sounds like this is revelatory. Sound quality matters, of course, but music matters more. Long live the passion to play. 

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