Jazzman John Scofield on jamming with Medeski, Martin & Wood

With 1998's A Go Go, guitarist John Scofield tapped into a whole new demographic by enlisting Medeski, Martin & Wood to play on the disc. While Scofield, who played with Miles Davis, was a respected jazz artist and had delved into fusion previously, with A Go Go he fully embraced the jazz-funk idiom. When he teamed up with Medeski, Martin & Wood, it proved to be a successful collaboration on both ends, and the players went on to record 2009's Out Louder and last year's live album In Case The World Changes Its Mind. We spoke with Scofield about how he first got into MMW, how his fan base has changed and his plans for going to into the studio next month to record a new album that's along the same lines as 2002's Überjam.

See also: - Friday: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood at the Ogden Theatre, 12/7/12 - Saturday: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood at the Boulder Theater, 12/8/12 - The five best jazz shows in Denver this month - A Medeski, Martin & Wood member branches out - Ten essential jazz albums if you know squat about jazz

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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