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Grace Under Pressure [John Scofield]


  • 1. You Bet
    2. Grace Under Pressure
    3. Honest I Do
    4. Scenes From a Marriage
    5. Twang
    6. Pat Me
    7. Pretty Out
    8. Bill Me
    9. Same Axe
    10. Unique New York
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 98167

  • Credits
    ProducerSteve Swallow
    EngineerJames Farber

    Personnel: John Scofield (electric guitar), Randy Brecker (flugelhorn), Jim Pugh (trombone), John Clark (French horn), Bill Frisell (electric & acoustic guitars), Charlie Haden (bass), Joey Baron (drums).
    Recorded at the Power Station, New York in December, 1991.
    All songs written by John Scofield.
    Electric guitarist John Scofield has excelled in a variety of jazz contexts, from crackling funk to moody avant-garde, both on his own and under leaders Miles Davis, Gary Burton, and Billy Cobham. An inspired session from the early 1990s, GRACE UNDER PRESSURE is a "summit meeting" of significant jazz talents. Scofield's cohorts here include the outstanding jazz guitar innovator Bill Frisell, acoustic bass legend Charlie Haden, and drummer Joey Baron--all of whom are capable of being both explosive and tastefully subtle. Above all, the interaction between the two six-string wizards, Frisell and Scofield, is outstanding.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (6/92, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...an exceptional album..."
    Down Beat (7/92, p.53) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...soars triumphantly..."
    Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic Josef Woodard as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 1992.
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