John Scofield · Medeski, Martin and Wood

Louis the Shoplifter – Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood)

Taking a quick break from the straight-ahead stuff I’ve put up recently I’m going back briefly to funk for a bit. This one is from the 2015 album ‘Juice’ by Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood and penned by Billy Martin, the drummer. Like a lot of the tunes on this album its fairly simple (this… Continue reading Louis the Shoplifter – Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood)

John Scofield

Picks and Pans (John Scofield’s solo) – John Scofield

Following on from my transcriptions of his solos on ‘Techno’ and ‘Protocol’ it seems right to post the final up-tempo solo from Sco’s 1986 Gramavision release ‘Still Warm’. Unlike the other two this one is in a fairly fast 3/4 with a greater emphasis on chord changes as opposed to static vamps. The changes on… Continue reading Picks and Pans (John Scofield’s solo) – John Scofield

John Scofield

Techno (John Scofield’s Solo) – John Scofield

Time for another John Scofield solo transcription! This one’s from my favorite early period Sco release, 1986s ‘Still Warm’, more specifically the first track ‘Techno’. Like another solo from this record which I’ve transcribed, ‘Protocol’, the harmonic framework for the solos is fairly simple – in this case, just Bbm7 and Db9. In fact, Darryl… Continue reading Techno (John Scofield’s Solo) – John Scofield

John Scofield · Pat Metheny

The Red One (John Scofield’s Solo) – Pat Metheny

I’m currently without my computer for the next week so I’ve been going through various old transcriptions on my laptop – here’s Sco’s solo off Pat’s tune ‘The Red One’, from their 1994 collaboration ‘I Can See Your House From Here’. This transcription is pretty old – it even has guitar TAB! The Red One –… Continue reading The Red One (John Scofield’s Solo) – Pat Metheny