Larry Blumenfeld
June 06, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
John Scofield
Producers
Verve

We gave it a B+

Guitarist John Scofield nails Brother Ray as convincingly as Jamie Foxx did on the big screen on That’s What I Say. ”What’d I Say” becomes a salsa party visited by Dr. John and John Mayer, while Mavis Staples sings a wrenching ”I Can’t Stop Loving You.” And Scofield’s quartet, with legendary bassist Willie Weeks, grooves with a blend of classic-soul conviction and pure jam-band joy.

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