Chris Chovit wrote: > I caught John Scofield at the House of Blues (L.A.) last night. It was a > nice show...he's a got a great rhythm section with him, including a >rhythm > guitarist -- the same core lineup from his latest album >"uberjam".....nice > fusion of jazz, funky jazz, and some electronic groove thrown in (Avi > Bortnick, the rhythm guitarist used a sampler/groove box setup) -- it all > blended well. > > Anyways, John had a Boomerang in his setup, which he used sparingly, but >to > good effect...he usually put some licks in there, then ran it backwards, > while he played licks over the top of it. He open and closed the show >by > fading in/out a loop. > > Anwyays, if he comes your way, and your into funky jazz, I recommend > checking him out. The backup band is worth seeing by themselves! > > - Chris hey i caught that show too. no ld t-shirts in evidence (course i wasn't wearing one either :-) the backup trio was excellent. one moment in particular stuck with me- it seemed the bassist was controlling a processor which the raw drum sounds were feeding; at the same time it seemed midi triggers on the drums were controlling the groove box bortnick was manipulating. the combined effect made for some very nice and rather unexpected *drum* sounds, and was visually pretty cool as well. fwiw, did you get a look at the backup trio's gear? curious about some of those boxes... lance g.