Music Review

Hand Jive (1999)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: John Scofield; Genre: Jazz

Guitar hero John Scofield's new album Hand Jive — with tenor sax vet Eddie Harris as an inspired aide-de-camp — is greasy, funky, brainy, and fun. Following his more cerebral earlier work with saxist Joe Lovano, Scofield veers more towards the New Orleans-y BBQ sauce here, working up a delectable new flavor of jazz-soul, in which rough-housing inventiveness is the order of the day. A-

Originally posted Aug 12, 1994 Published in issue #235 Aug 12, 1994 Order article reprints
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