Liquid Fire: The Best of John Scofield

Liquid Fire: The Best of John Scofield

by John Scofield
     
 

In a neatly symmetrical fashion, Gramavision chose two tracks from each of Scofield's half-dozen albums for the label, sequenced them chronologically, cross-faded or ran many of them together, and ended up with an exciting hourlong summary of his mid-'80s output (would that more best-of albums be assembled with such consistency). After the…  See more details below

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In a neatly symmetrical fashion, Gramavision chose two tracks from each of Scofield's half-dozen albums for the label, sequenced them chronologically, cross-faded or ran many of them together, and ended up with an exciting hourlong summary of his mid-'80s output (would that more best-of albums be assembled with such consistency). After the jagged electric jazz-rock of the first two albums, Electric Outlet and Still Warm, "Make Me" and "The Nag" from Blue Matter inject a funk element into the Scofield bag, which becomes even nastier on "Wabash" (from Loud Jazz) before resolving into the potently jazzier direction of Flat Out ("The Boss's Car" is a gas). Amidst all of the electric bluster and energy, there is a dignified, quietly bluesy Scofield solo take on "Georgia on My Mind" (from Pick Hits Live) at the dead center of the CD. With several backing groups to sample, and the leader's signature sound always apparent, Liquid Fire is a good way to discover what Scofield can do.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/1994
Label:
Gramavision
UPC:
0798387950123
catalogNumber:
879501

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Scofield   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar
Ray Anderson   Trombone
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
George Duke   Keyboards
Don Grolnick   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Omar Hakim   Percussion,Drums
Pete Levin   Synthesizer
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Anthony Cox   Acoustic Bass
Don Alias   Percussion
Dennis Chambers   Drums
Robert Aries   Keyboards
Mitchel Forman   Keyboards
Gary Grainger   Bass
Darryl Jones   Bass
Johnny Vidacovich   Drums
Steve Jordan   Drums

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
John Scofield   Producer,Dmx
Steve Swallow   Producer
Joe Ferla   Engineer
David Greenberg   Liner Notes
Alec Head   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Louisa Hufstader   Liner Notes
Laurie Flannery   Mastering
Katuyuki Igarashi   Engineer

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