26 December 1951, Dayton, Ohio, USA. From an early background of playing with local R&B groups in Connecticut where he was raised, guitarist Scofield attended the renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston during the early 70s. He recorded with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker and eventually received an invitation to join Billy Cobham as replacement for John Abercrombie. Following a two-year stint he played with Charles Mingus, Gary Burton, and Dave Liebman. His early solo work built slowly and steadily into a style that became uniquely personal. 1981s live recording Shinola was a mellow album, bordering on the lethargic, and featured the bass playing of Scofields acknowledged mentor, Steve Swallow.
Between 1983 and 1985 Scofield was an integral part of Miles Davis band, playing on a number of recordings including Decoy and Youre Under Arrest. Following this exposure, Scofield had accumulated a considerable...
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