Moods, Zürich, 8.11.2018
John Scofield’s Combo 66
A guitar master and his band made me simply feel well again. I spent the first set standing just behind the drummer, nearly on stage in pretty full house. It felt kind of being part of the music and it allowed me to be right in the music. After the break i swapped places with a guy who danced and got even honored for being the world’s best jazz dancer by John Scofield.
For me and in my ears, this band was lead by a great master on the guitar, the dying amp only slightly diminished the pleasure, if it didn’t transform the moment into something more real and intense, as it looked like a challenge for them. The professionals they are, they managed to keep it going and it was simply great. John Scofiled and Combo 66 are: Bill Stewart, skillful and fast drummer doing magic, Vicente Archer on bass spot on and Gerald Clayton as rhythmic and precious as his beating colleague was on piano and hammond. Big jazz.
And lucky me who had another chance to listen to such great musicians.