Several Rifftides readers have expressed concern that this blog has appeared infrequently of late and asked if the staff are all right.
We are fine. Thank you for asking.
Back to business: John Scofield brings together a pair longtime colleagues for a new collection reminding us that his range and flexibility are among the greatest of any guitarist. With drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Steve Swallow (Swallow, left, and Scofield pictured) the repertoire of Scofield’s new all-star trio draws on several admired Swallow compositions. They include some of his best-known pieces, among them “Hullo Bolinas,” which long ago became a jazz standard. It is good to hear Swallow’s classic in this new configuration.
If you’re wondering about Bolinas, it’s a small place on the northern California coast not far from Mill Valley, one of my favorite former hometowns.
Rifftides will be back. Soon, we hope.
Orsolya S. says
It’s good to have you back Doug!
We need you and Rifftides!
Michael C Baughan says
Beautifully done. Along with drum monster Bill Stewart, this trio adds another gem to their body of many works together. The interaction is impressive and shows. Thanks & stay safe Doug.
While here, just wanted to thank you for being part of THE historical box set of this & quite a few years-The Complete Paul Desmond Quartet 1975 Toronto Recordings! Unable to listen to much of anything else! Grammy material.
Roy Lukas says
I’m so glad to hear that you and the staff are safe and well. Missing you but things can wait of course. I’m an old fan from your days on WPIX. Stay safe.