Named for the Grateful Dead song that concludes this inspired double album, Uncle John’s Band features masterful guitarist John Scofield at his most freewheeling. Wide ranging repertoire finds his trio with Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart tackling material from Bob Dylan to Neil Young, from Leonard Bernstein to Miles Davis. The red thread through the programme is the trio’s improvisational verve. “I feel like we can go anywhere,” says John Scofield of the group’s multi-directional versatility.

 

Tracklist

Side A:

  1. Mr. Tambourine Man
  2. How Deep
  3. TV Band

Side B:

  1. Back in Time
  2. Budo
  3. Nothing Is Forever
  4. Old Man

Side C:

  1. The Girlfriend Chord
  2. Stairway to the Stars
  3. Mo Green

Side D:

  1. Mask
  2. Somewhere
  3. Ray’s Idea
  4. Uncle John’s Band