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A Moment's Peace

John ScofieldAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Born in Ohio, 1951, JOHN SCOFIELD is one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, a creative artist of the rarest sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent and rock-solid aesthetic identity. Regardless of the stylistic setting, his distinct guitar sound and compositions are unmistakably Scofieldesque, always coupled with an improvisational excellence and dedicated to ... Read more in Amazon's John Scofield Store

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  • Audio CD (September 27, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Emarcy / Pgd
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,686 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"It's an album of slow, gentle music," says the perennial poll-winning guitarist. "But at the same time, we didn't want it to be easy listening. We tried to really play on all the tunes. For me, no matter what kind of music, it's really important that it be fresh and that we're really playing something. The creativity, when accompanying or soloing, has to be there." Regarding the relaxed accord that his empathetic crew strikes on A Moment's Peace, Scofield says, "These guys can play beautifully and unhurried and really capture the mood of a song. To be relaxed but have it be fresh and energetic...that's the trick."

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Sco's best November 21, 2011
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This is a collection of "slow Sco", but make no mistake - the band plays with an intensity most cannot match. All I can say is, what a band! Really one of the best ballad records I've heard in a long, long time. Sco's take on Abbey Lincoln's "Throw it Away" is one of the most beautiful guitar recordings I've ever heard. Sco makes the guitar literally sing. Brian Blade shows that a drummer on a ballads recording can bring it without ever overplaying. Goldings is great as always, on piano and organ. Colley glues it together on bass. Mostly what impresses is that these guys sound like a working band, even though they're not. They should be!

More of this band Sco! Please!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine "Moment's Peace" October 13, 2011
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This is the album I had been waiting for Scofield to release. Quiet, but still challenging harmonically and all jazz. Having Larry Goldings on the session is great. A wonderful release, highly recommended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sco's best October 31, 2011
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I'm a 50-something who has been a Sco fan since the early 80's. I think this is the best album he's ever released. His phrasing is tasteful and toneful over some beautiful arrangements. His tone is woody and warm, and the album has an intimacy and a gentle vibe that reminds me of Bill Evans. Scofield has nothing to prove -- he's an American jazz master -- and his easy approach to these songs demonstrates a confidence that can only come from experience. This is Sco at his highest and best ... you won't be disappointed.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous , Expansive Ballads October 3, 2011
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This is John Scofield at his best : lyrical, harmonically out-yet in , & bending chords / notes as only 'Sco' can do ! This album is so full of beauty, and soul - it is the kind of listen that makes you gasp with awe .
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and surprising May 28, 2011
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John Scofield is a man of many colors, but they are always his very own. On this beautiful release, he shows his romantic side, without a single unnecessary note on the whole album.
His collaborators, famous players like himself, shine with cautious virtuosity.
If you like the songs included here, you will find more than a moment`s peace. And lots of surprises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scofields Peace Is Our Gift January 9, 2013
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Long a John Scofield fan, this recent work beautifully illustrates this fine artists evolution. It is thoughtful, introspective and a joy to listen to no matter your mood. From gray overcast days to spirited drives on back country roads, this work never disappoints. Brilliant gathering of musicians too with Larry Goldsmith on piano and organ, Scott Colley on bass and the ever amazing, innovative and always tasteful in the moment Brian Blade on drums. I'm from the Beatles generation, heavily oriented towards guitar; with that it rarely gets any better than John Scofield.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect... November 23, 2012
By Anton
Format:Audio CD
I'm not a hardcore Scofield fan but I did buy the CD so I think I'm still allowed to write a review here. Scofield fans will just have to forgive me. I know he says above that he didn't want this to be easy listening but it could have been one of the best chill-out, guitar CDs ever if it wasn't for the "Scofield sound". I know, I know... What do I expect if I buy a Scofield CD? I love his playing, it's just a shame that he doesn't play with a cleaner sound. And don't you hate it when an otherwise brilliant CD is made unplayable (unless you want to press skip all the time) because of one bad song? Track 10 is that song. The rest of the CD gets 4 stars because it is, as I say, otherwise a brilliant CD.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Seldom so underwhelmed by this artist
I'm a HUGE John Scofield fan . Stuff as a leader stem to stern . Huge portions of John's play as a supporting player from Nils Lan Doky to Marc Johnson to Mose Allison to Ray... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Hammer + Jazz
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING
Following his recordings over three decades this collection is surprisingly old school,
dare I say it reminds me of Bill Frisell or Mark Johnson at times, in a good way. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nikolaus Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Slo Sco at his best.
Splendid performances by all. Sco does more to interpret a ballad expressively than any guitarist alive, and his tune selection here is awesome. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Matthew R. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
This is an excellent example of mature Scofield in a reflective mood. I'm listening to it a lot. Check it out.
Published 13 months ago by Ron Berube
5.0 out of 5 stars A master on guitar
One who knows all great things on guitar. The flexibility of his sound is amazing! It is close to the DVD from the concert in Paris. Maybe even some are the same. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Robert Scholer
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful recording
I'll admit that I'm not terribly adept with John Scofield's catalog, nor am I a jazz aficionado. Nevertheless, I am in love with guitar music and am always looking for the next... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Robert Marchese
5.0 out of 5 stars scofield chilled, stirred not shaken...
scofield along with colley, blade and goldings puts out a really cool and laid-back cd. occassional flurries of scofields' trademark twang, my description, reminds you it's his cd. Read more
Published on June 25, 2011 by Eric T.
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