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The Matt Schofield Trio

Matt Schofield Trio - Live at The Jazz Cafe! - 2005 - Nugene

Another name that may be unfamiliar to many rock/blues/jazz fans. The thirty five years old Mancunian, Matt Schofield plays like a blues veteran. This is a wonderful album of blues rock and jazz recorded at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, England on April 20th, 2005. Matt is a sublime guitarist, and "Live at The Jazz Cafe!" is a terrific album and a nod in the direction of benchmark players such as BB King, Albert Collins and Robben Ford. In a review of this show, Blues in Britain's editor wrote "The Cream of their generation (and the inference is intentional). Fantastic". Matt's small back up band are also superb musicians and lay down some real sophisticated swing and funk. The following quote is taken from the Nugene record label, - "Schofield’s guitar tone and distinctive phrasing have become highly influential, culminating in Guitar & Bass magazine (3/07) listing Schofield in their Top Ten British Bluesmen of All Time, an accolade that places him alongside the likes of Eric Clapton and Peter Green (although some 30+ years their junior!)". This quote cannot be argued with, and it goes some way to explaining Matt Schofield's importance of as a musician today. To quote the great Robben Ford, "He is one helluva guitarist", and this is a great album, HR by A.O.O.F.C, and should be heard by anybody remotely interested in great music. Matt Schofield will be remembered long after all the Stevie, Eric and Walter wannabes have come and gone. Buy his "Heads, Tails & Aces" album. The Matt Schofield Trio's "Ear To The Ground", "The Trio Live", and Jan Akkerman Feat. Matt Schofield's "Live At De Bosuil Muziekcentrum, Weert, Holland" albums can be found on this blog [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 137 Mb]


1 All You Need - Schofield
2 Uncle Junior - Evans
3 Lights Are On, But Nobody's Home - Albert Collins
4 Travellin' South - Collins, Modelist, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter
5 Cissy Strut - Modeliste, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter
6 On My Way - Schofield
7 It's Your Thing - OKelly Isley, R. Isley


Matt Schofield - Guitar, Vocals
Jonny Henderson - Organ
Evan Jenkins - Drums


The leader of the Matt Schofield trio (obviously) and a well traveled and talented blues guitarist, Matt Schofield was born in Manchester, England on August 21, 1977. Spurred into the world of the blues guitar by legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, and Albert Collins, Schofield took his curiosity to London after graduating college, and started to jam with various musicians in the scene. Catching the ear of one Dana Gillespie -- after a successful stint as part of the Lee Sankey Group -- Schofield won a spot in that blues diva's London based band. From there, Schofield eschewed the quick road to fame, instead choosing to work as part of the house band at festivals all over Europe. Eventually, through this rather unglamorous gig, the trio that would bear his name eventually came together, and Schofield became a bona fide solo presence. His first album, a live affair entitled The Trio, Live, was released in 2004, and was a critical success. The unique vibe that Matt and his trio captured was due in part of their use of organ for bass lines rather than a bass guitar -- somewhat of a rarity in the more traditional electric blues rulebook. Comprised of Schofield, keyboardist Jonny Henderson and drummer Evan Jenkins, the trio went on to record a studio record, Siftin' Thru' the Ashes after releasing the second live collection Live At the Jazz Cafe -- both in 2005. In 2007, Schofield returned to the shelves with studio album number two, Ear To the Ground. © Chris True © 2012 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/matt-schofield-p655700/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w if needed is aoofc

Slidewell said...


FYI, this one one downloaded fine from Minus. Don't know what the deal is with the Clapton/winwood.

As for Matt Schofield, these guys sure can play, but sadly I don't hear an ounce of originality in this rock/blues. For me, it's not enough to be capable of playing Stevie Ray licks, you gotta bring something new to the table. But, hey, for fans of this stuff, it's pretty good.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Slidewell. I get your drift. There's very few players bringing anything new to the table on the blues scene. That's for sure. There's a lot of good jazz/prog. rock coming along, so that's something! Yes, these file hosts are driving me doolally. Either the dl is too slow, discontinues, or too confusing. It's getting hard to find a simple and reliable host. I'll keep the experimentation going. TVM & TTU soon...P