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Sco doing his signature funk licks. Willie Weeks shines. Highly recomended. Best Ray Charles tribute so far.
"Who did the Nevilles hire to sound like flipping John Scofield?!?! Brilliant!!!"
When the dj declared it was from the new John Scofield album, I was glad that I had already parked because it absolutely flipped my lid. A whole disc of this stuff!! Yeah!!
This disc is a wonderful wonderful disc in every way. Joyful, soulfull. Cool! Even when we are through being cool, ha.
Jazz blues soul RnB, whatever. This is the fresh living sound of the great song and music that Ray Charles has gifted us with.
And Thank you John Scofield and Co for continuing to play these tunes with style, love, and spirit.
That being said, I find this CD to be a standard mish-mosh and commercial attempt at covering Ray's tunes. I don't think he did this for commercial reasons, obviously he doesn't need to, but rather did it because he really wanted to.
And that's fine if you like this sort of thing. This CD will probably do quite well for him as it crosses over to some Ray Charles fans. But it's not for me.
If you like the CDs I mentioned above, make sure you give the track samples of this particular CD a good listen and see if it's what you're looking for.
Lastly, I'm not saying this CD is bad. No, in fact it's really quite impressive. But, if you're like me, and just went, "Wow! A new John Scofield CD" and blindly picked it up you might be a little dissapointed. I ended up trading my copy back in to the record store.
In conclusion, a wonderfully succesful commercial attempt at paying an honest tribute to Ray through song. I suspect the CD will appeal to crossover fans and some Scofield die-hards that feel he can do no wong. But if you're a straight-ahead, old-chool jazz fan who is looking for Scofield's twis on it, avoid this CD. or listen to someone else's before you plunk down your hard earned dollars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what can you say it's Scofield you either like him or you don't, I doPublished 10 months ago by Larry
all I really would like...em...need to know is who is the drummer? It sounds so damn oleskul along newest sound standard. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by Axel H. Baumgarten
Overall this is fun if you're a Scofield fan or just a fan of R&B or Ray. However, you have the highs and lows of Scofield keeping all the guest talent integrated into the overall... Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Little Joey
If you love Scofield or Ray Charles this is a no brainer, buy it. I've only listened to the album once but I can already tell it will be in the regular rotation for a while. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by William Skovsted
product received was as advertised, and in great condition. Would buy from this vendor again.Published on March 18, 2009 by Richard E. Stubblebine
I'm a big JS fan. I pick up all of his albums and go to see him when I can. With the exception of a few tracks, I think that this album is disappointing. Read morePublished on May 29, 2006 by Sprinkla'
At the outset, it strains credulity to assert any artistic connection at all between Ray Charles and John Scofield. That's why this set really doesn't work all that well. Read morePublished on October 19, 2005 by ElKabong