The John Scofield Hollowbody Band w. Kurt Rosenwinkel (gui), Ben Street (b) & Bill Stewart just finished rehearsals in New York City yesterday, and is about to hit the roads of Europe for a tour that takes them to the countries of: Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Spain, France, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Georgia and Switzerland – altogether 20 dates from June 29 to July 24!
Here’s the official description of the project: “The Hollowbodies project offers Scofield the chance to play with one of today’s great guitarists, Kurt Rosenwinkel, joined by Bill Stewart on drums and Ben Street on bass. The guitar has a huge tonal pallet and the Hollowbodies employ that pallet times doubly featuring Scofield`s arrangements for the ensemble and the orchestral possibilities of guitars, bass violin and percussion. It`s a big band! The music is neither through-composed or a hot licks contest! Improvisation is the key ingredient as always and the real magic comes in the interplay”.
The band will perform originals by John, mostly, as well as some originals by other band members as well as a few standards.
We bet jazz & guitar fans will have a ball in Europe this summer! If you catch a show then please send us your impressions! And for more info please visit the live dates schedule here.