John Scofield "Flat Out"

John Scofield "Flat Out"

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John Scofield
Flat Out
The Story
In his final trip to the recording studio for Gramavision, jazz fusionist John Scofield once again shifted gears and showed his ever-growing legion of fans a glimpse of his new direction on his 1989 CD entitled "Flat Out". The grooves here are greasier, more redolent of New Orleans, and they anticipate where Scofield arrived with his Hand Jive quartet five years later. The supporting band of Don Grolnick on Hammond B-3 organ, Anthony Cox on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington and Johnny Vidacovich sharing drum chores is an inspired acoustic/electric blend that allows Scofield to cover "Cissy Strut" and "Rockin' Pneumonia" as well as burn on six originals and a couple of Tin Pan Alley standards.
The Music
02:56 Cissy Strut Instrumental
05:55 Secret Love Instrumental
07:37 All The Things You Are Instrumental
04:48 In The Cracks Instrumental
04:34 Softy Instrumental
04:42 Science And Religion Instrumental
06:59 The Boss's Car Instrumental
05:52 Evansville Instrumental
03:39 Flat Out Instrumental
03:57 Rockin' Pneumonia Instrumental
The Artists
John Scofield Guitar
Anthony Cox Acoustic Bass
Johnny Vidacovich Drums
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Don Grolnick Hammond B-3 Organ
Steve Swallow Production
Joe Ferla Engineering, Mixing
Angela Gomez Engineering Assistance
Tim Casey Mixing Assistance
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Jonathan F. P. Rose Executive Production
Aldo Mauro Photography
Beth Yenni Art Direction
Recorded at A&R Recording, NYC, Dec. '88.

Mixed at Gramavision Studio, NYC.

Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

Design by Izumi Inoue Design Plus.