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Blue Matter
John Scofield
Blue Matter
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: John Scofield
Title: Blue Matter
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gramavision
Original Release Date: 1/1/1986
Re-Release Date: 8/4/1989
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Acid Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Jam Bands, Jazz Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 798387940322, 081227940348

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Scofield Who? Check out Dennis Chambers and Gary Grainger!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Scofield is most known for his recent jazz albums which are good, however, his early fusion matierial is incredible. If there is one thing John knows how to do, it's putting together great bands! In this case he has put together one of the greatest and least known combinations of Drummer and Bassist in Dennis Chambers and Gary Grainger. Track #7 "The Nag" will blow your mind! "Now She's Blonde" as the sweetest groove, but then again all of the tracks do. These two players play so tight it is a joy to listen to them. They play together on 2 other John Scofield albums, "Loud Jazz" and "Pick Hits Live", if you are a bassist or drummer, you NEED to hear these albums."
Sco's followup to "Still Warm" should not be overlooked!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's inevitable that when an artist puts out such a completely phenomenal record like "Still Warm", his next record is bound to be a letdown. "Blue Matter" is not at the level of its predecessor, but it's pretty darn close.The records begins with Scofield's funkiest of all his songs, "Blue Matter", which features some hot soloing by Scofield laid over a slap-bass playing in perfect unison with double-bass drums. "Trim" maintains the energy level, while "Heavan Hill" showcases Scofield's softer side. "Now She's Blonde" is a good song with a great title, but it's on "The Nag" where Sco lets it loose; his solo there is one of his very finest of his '80's "fusion" era.Scofield uses a band that lacks the big names of the predecing record, but are still more than competent (in fact, Dennis Chambers has since gone on to become one of the most sought-after drummers in fusion and rock). Plus, Steve Swallow carries over as producer, and he does another fine job, although the producation is a little rougher than on "Still Warm". Perhaps a more raw sound was intended.If you love "Still Warm", you will like "Blue Matter". Definitely worth the purchase."