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Up All Night

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Download links and information about Up All Night by John Scofield. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:06:51 minutes.

Artist: John Scofield
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:06:51
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Philiopiety (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 6:18
2. Watch Out for Po-Po (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 6:05
3. Creeper (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 7:28
4. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 5:53
5. I'm Listening (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 2:57
6. Thikhathali (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 6:57
7. Four On the Floor (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 6:04
8. Like the Moon (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 6:38
9. Freakin' Disco (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 8:20
10. Born in Troubled Times (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 4:55
11. Every Night Is Ladies Night (featuring John Scofield Quartet) 5:16

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It isn't surprising that John Scofield spent some time in Miles Davis' employ. Like that innovative trumpeter, Scofield has always had a restless spirit. One never knows what to expect when a new Scofield album arrives; Up All Night, it turns out, pretty much picks up where its predecessor, Überjam, leaves off. Like Überjam, Up All Night is a fusion effort that manages to be intellectual and funky at the same time. Of course, intellect and funkiness don't automatically cancel one another out — Davis demonstrated that on many occasions. But some artists have a hard time balancing the two in an effective way. Scofield, however, inhabits a place in which the cerebral and the funky not only co-exist — they form an alliance and work together for the common good. Brain power is an integral part of what the guitarist does on jams like "Every Night Is Ladies Night" and the African-influenced "Thikhathali," but so are grit and blues feeling. If "Thikhathali" reminds you of the late Nigerian star Fela Kuti, it is no coincidence — the tune is meant to have a strongly Nigerian flavor. But "Thikhathali" is far from an exact replica of Kuti's jazz-influenced Afro-pop; rather, Scofield puts a fusion spin on modern Nigerian music. Similarly, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" (a major hit for the Dramatics in 1971) is Scofield's interpretation of Detroit soul. There are plenty of smooth jazz/NAC robots who would be happy to provide a note-for-note cover of that classic, but Scofield's approach — he gives the song an unlikely jazz/rock/funk makeover — is much more interesting. From "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" to ten tunes that Scofield wrote or co-wrote, Up All Night is a consistently engaging addition to his sizable catalog.