JOHN SCOFIELD - About Jam Deux

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Emarcy | Autor: WK

Why guitarist John Scofield is making a second opus under this title ten years after his successful album "Überjam" is a mystery, especially as it has very little in common musically with its predecessor. The line-up of both records is identical, but instead of the haunting powerplay of the first Überjam, the number Deux is incredibly reduced and sharply contoured like a Japanese comic. Scofield plays songs without vocals whose rhythmic structure is reminiscent of techno. The two guitars involved only deliver what is absolutely necessary. The music lives from spaces in between that give free rein to the imagination of the listener. The strange German-French title of the CD is probably due to the fact that the American Scofield is much more on the road in Europe than in his homeland. All in all one of the most pleasing albums the former Miles Davis comrade-in-arms has ever recorded.

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