Both recognized without dispute as one of the finest jazz interpreters on their respective instruments, guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland join forces to present audiences with a new conversation. Performing as a duo, these long-time colleagues bring their diverse musical backgrounds and infinite talents to the stage, each contributing original compositions to the set list and putting their stamp on a selection of jazz standards as well. Those familiar with their individual artistry can expect nothing less than a unique and compelling meeting of their musical minds – virtuosity, enjoyment, and depth.
Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. A triple Grammy Award-winning artist with more than 40 recordings to his credit, Scofield has expressed himself in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music, jam band style, and orchestral ensembles with ease and enthusiasm.
Dave Holland is a bassist, composer, and bandleader whose passion for musical expression of all styles and dedication to creating consistently innovative music ensembles have propelled a professional career of more than 50 years. He has earned top honours in his field, including multiple Grammy Awards and the title of NEA Jazz Master in 2017. He has never stopped evolving, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice.
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