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Piety Street

Scofield John

Piety Street

Label: Emarcy

Genre: Rock / Pop


  • CD €15.49
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It is a rare artist that can explore more than one kind of music with true fluency, virtuosity and sincerity. Guitarist John Scofield can, and he’s proven it once again with Piety Street--a powerful collection of blues & gospel renditions. Born in Ohio in 1951 and raised in Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. An early introduction to jazz guitar records sparked a lifelong love of jazz. His first recording as a leader 1977 established him as an influential and innovative player and composer. In 1982, he began a three-and-a-half-year stint touring with Miles Davis. Scofield’s compositions and guitar work appear on three of Davis’ albums.

With the release of Piety Street, Scofield takes his music to a new place. "I'm just shifting the balances for this one," he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late”.