John Scofield Trio featuring Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart



BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)

JOHN SCOFIELD began his career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1975. A three-time Grammy winner, he has recorded nearly 50 albums as a leader in the company of major players including Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Brad Mehldau and Eddie Harris. He's also played and recorded with Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, MMW, Gov't Mule, Lettuce and Phil Lesh. There has been a John Scofield Trio at play since the late 70’s and it undisputedly remains his favorite format. The newest incarnation with Scofield on guitar, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart, sail through tightly knit sets that typify the musical diversity that has colored Scofield’s long career: time-honored jazz standards, rock and blues classics, savvy original Scofield compositions and exciting improvisations. Scofield says, “We're three musicians with a special synergy that unfolds between us. I think Trio is always some of my best playing. We hook up as a group and it brings us to satisfying places.” A new album, Uncle John’s Band, is out this September (2023) on the ECM label.