Album Remarks & Appraisals:
John Scofield goes country! With the help of drummer Bill Stewart, organist & pianist Larry Goldings, and bassist Steve Swallow, Scofield renders 12 classic country tunes through the prism of vigorous modern jazz. Country icons including Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and George Jones are hereby reinterpreted by Scofield by focusing strongly on the melody of each song, accentuating his playing with a noticeable twang, which lends the music the requisite bucolic sensibility.
Personnel: John Scofield (guitar, ukulele); Larry Goldings (organ); Bill Stewart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Phil Maderia.
Recording information: Carriage House, CT (04/03/2016/04/04/2016).
Photographers: John Abbott ; Nicholas Suttle.