John Scofield – Dave Holland Duo


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John Scofield (guitar), Dave Holland (bass)

Two musicians, Scofield and Holland, guitar and bass, friends who have followed their own paths, sometimes running into one another: both were part of the Miles Davis band at different times; they coincided on the Miles Davis tribute album So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) (1993); they were members of the ScoLoHoFo super group with which they toured on several occasions and recorded the album Oh! (2003).

Now they join forces once again to bring a new conversation, a musical dialogue in duo format, performing original compositions of their own repertoires together with a selection of Jazz standards. A coming together between two giants of contemporary Jazz, two singular musical minds who continue to inspire Jazz musicians and aficionados all over the world, who promise a concert packed with magical moments, artistic prowess, virtuoso renderings and accomplished improvisations.

John Scofield

John Scofield is considered to be one of the most influential guitarists of contemporary Jazz. For decades, the North American musician has been showing us that he is one of the few artists who can boast the ability to delve into many musical styles easily and skilfully. Famous for his high-octane groove, he is deemed to be one of the players, within Jazz orthodoxy, who most intensely brings the funk experience to his listeners.

Scofield, a brilliant guitarist and composer, masterful improvisor, has recorded more than 30 albums as frontman and has collaborated on hundreds of recordings. Over his career he has worked with legendary names including Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Terumasa Hino, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Phil Lesh…

Dave Holland

Britain’s Dave Holland, a sensational double bass player and composer of exceptional musicality, has been performing on stage for more than 50 years. His music has left a deep impression on the world of contemporary Jazz and his career is packed with stellar moments: he played in Miles Davis’ rhythm section on In a Silent Way (1969) and on Bitches Brew (1970) with Chick Corea in Circle, with John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette in the Getaway trio, with Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny in Parallel Realities, with Stan Getz, with Sam Rivers…

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