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Hand Jive

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Hand Jive

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Scofield
Producers:
Blue Note
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

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-