John Scofield Gets His Groove

John Scofield is in a whole different bag these days, playing funky, Meters-esque groove jazz. But he hasn't forgotten his past. Witness in Bump's "Chichon" how the guitarist quotes his 1986 cut "Samurai He-Haw" from the Bass Desires album. He wrests it from its ethereal context and gives it some soul. Members of Soul Coughing, Deep Banana Blackout and Medeski, Martin & Wood will no doubt help Scofield reach the wider audience he deserves.