Having released albums on labels including Blue Note, Verve and Enja over the course of his career, jazz guitarist John Scofield will now work with Emarcy Records for the release of his latest album, due out Sept. 18. The record is titled This Meets That, and sees Scofield working again with his familiar “A-Team” trio of bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart. The album also features a horn section consisting of Roger Rosenberg on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Jim Pugh on trombone, Lawrence Feldman on tenor sax and flutes, and John Swana on trumpet and flugelhorn. Scofield’s friend Bill Frisell makes a special guest appearance.
The album’s 11 tracks consist of several original Scofield numbers that were first performed by his trio, as well as a handful of covers in the tradition of Scofield’s genre-crossing innovations. The album closes with the Rolling Stones hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and also includes the 1970s Charlie Rich country tune “Behind Closed Doors” and the classic ballad “The House of the Rising Sun,” which Scofield says was one of the first songs he ever learned to play on the guitar.
Scofield will perform shows on both coasts in support of the album, including a five-night stand at Yoshi’s in Oakland and a six-night residence at the Blue Note in NYC. See below for the full schedule and the track listing for This Meets That.
1. The Low Road
2. Down D
3. Strangeness in the Night
4. Heck of a Job 0
5. Behind Closed Doors
6. The House of the Rising Sun
7. Shoe Dog
9. Trio Blues
10. Pretty Out
11. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
10/04 Cambridge, MA – Regattabar
10/05 Cambridge, MA – Regattabar
10/06 Hanover, NH – Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College
10/07 Newmarket, NH – Stone Church
10/09 Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa
10/10-14 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
10/16-21 New York, NY – Blue Note