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John Scofield
Country For Old Men

John Scofield - Country For Old Men

With the help of frequent collaborators – drummer Bill Stewart, organist and pianist Larry Goldings, and bassist Steve Swallow – Scofield renders twelve country tunes through the prism of vigorous modern jazz. “My idea for this record was to take country tunes and turn them into jazz ones,” Scofield explains, “Because country tunes are simple--they’re easy to reharmonize. The improvisation and group feel are essential to each track.”

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"Jolene (Dolly Parton)"


  1. 1. Mr. Fool (Darrell Edwards/George Jones/Herbie Treece)
  2. 2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
  3. 3. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor)
  4. 4. Wildwood Flower (Joseph Philbrick Webster)
  5. 5. Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
  6. 6. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
  7. 7. Jolene (Dolly Parton)
  8. 8. Faded Love (Bob Wills/John Lee Wills/Billy Jack Will)
  9. 9. Just A Girl I Used To Know (Jack Clement)
  10. 10. Red River Valley (Traditional)
  11. 11. You’re Still The One (Shania Twain/Robert John Lange)
  12. 12. I’m An Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Jul 20
    Sete, France John Medeski, Scott Colley, John Scofield, Fred Pallem, and 2 more… at Théâtre de la Mer
  • Jul 23
    Paris, France John Scofield at New Morning
  • Oct 29
    Leuven, Belgium John Scofield at Het Depot
  • Oct 31
    Amsterdam, Netherlands John Scofield, Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
  • Nov 08
    Zürich, Switzerland John Scofield at Moods
  • Nov 11
    Dortmund, Germany John Scofield at Domicil
  • Nov 17
    Boulogne-Billancourt, France John Scofield at Auditorium - La Seine Musicale
  • Mar 20
    Los Angeles, CA, US Lettuce and John Scofield at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
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