Like jazz, blues and country music also surmounted America’s frontiers and gave themselves to the world. John Scofield, who was honoured last year with the GRAMMY© for Best Jazz Album (Past Present, already on impulse!), has never made a secret of his country and folk roots.
They naturally lead to George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, to whom the guitarist pays homage with his new album Country for Old Men. Country for Old Men features the fantastic Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart and has been recorded at the Carriage House in Stamford with engineer Jay Newland and A&R man Brian Bacchus.