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Published: 2005/09/12

Sco-Deitch Project

John Scofield recently completed a residency at New Yorks Blue Note in support of his new Ray Charles tribute album. On both Friday and Saturday night Scofields Uberjam-era drummer Adam Deitch also performed a pair of late-night gigs at the Blue Note with his new ensemble featuring organist James Hurt, guitarist Adam Smirnoff bassist and Mark Kelley, as well as special guest trumpeter Darren Barret. Both nights Scofield stuck around late into the night, joining The Adam Deitch Project for a few tunes. Friday Scofield sat in on Deitchs arrangement of Stevie Wonders ‘Higher Ground, while, a night later, he revived an unrecorded, and officially unnamed, John Scofield Band number known as ‘Fast D’ (so named for its key and speed). Deitchs appreciation for Scos music is unwavering. He is a major part of both the Jazz and funk legacies. Scofield and Detich will reunite with the John Scofield Uberjam Band at Californias Monterrey Jazz Festival on September 17.

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