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Electric Outlet Original recording reissued


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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, September 19, 1989
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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 19, 1989)
  • Original Release Date: 1984
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Gramavision
  • ASIN: B00000321P
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Guitarist John Scofield combines with Pete Levin on synthesizer to make this 1984 session both very electric and eclectic. With David Sanborn on alto, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Steve Jordan on drums adding acoustic voices to the mix, the results are as thought-provoking as Scofield's titles. The rock, funk, jazz, and techno elements proliferate and combine, putting populist and outside approaches in a new perspective. There are even touches of Ennio Morricone's film music in the wide-open spaces of "Best Western." While much fusion is about the easy mismatching of elements, Scofield manages to turn his different sources into distinctive and original music. --Stuart Broomer

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Anderson on June 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Joh Scofield was an early favotite of mine from before he played with Miles. I picked up Shinola when it came out (looking for Steve Swallow stuff, actually). I really loved that. When he started playing with Miles, I was fortunate enough to see him a coulpe of times, and then later in solo form at a nice club. After that period, I have found his stuff 'hit or miss' ... but I was blown away by UberJam. However, Electric Outlet remains right at the top of my list of favorite Scofield work. It really lays out his style and preferences. Worth picking up!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Crutcher on August 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a great Scofield disc. I like John's recent funk outings, but this disc from further back in his career really outlines his jazz playing in a more fusion-like setting.
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
There's some art in it...but ultimately, it's painfully 80's without any of the guilty pleasure.
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