ScoLoHoFo: OH! (2003)
It's all here. Lovano's imagination, Scofield's sound and groove, Holland's distinctive and singular bass lines and Al Foster's steady-as-a-rock drumming. No one hogs the spotlight, and no one is relegated to the back of the stage. OH! is four of jazz's best going at it, and we, the listeners, are clearly the winners. Highlights include the title track, which fits a great tune to some wonderful soloing; and the Dave Holland composition "The Winding Way," from his overlooked ECM album Dream of the Elders, here done in a much more low-key setting than its earlier counterpart. "New Amsterdam" gives everyone a chance to stretch out. There isn't a dog on the album, and in these trying times of 70 minute albums, that is a true rarity. Enthusiastically recommended.
Track Listing: 1 OH!, 2 Right About Now, 3 The Winding Way, 4 Bittersweet, 5 Shorter Form, 6 New Amsterdam, 7 In Your Arms, 8 The Dawn Of Time, 9 Brandyn, 10 Faces, 11 OH I See
Personnel: John Scofield: Guitar, Joe Lovano: Tenor and Curved Soprano Saxophone, Dave Holland: Bass, Al Foster: Drums
Record Label: Blue Note Records