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Steve Swallow Helps Turn Country Into Jazz on John Scofield’s Latest

John Scofield: Country for Old MenJazz bassist Steve Swallow (Carla Bley, Gary Burton) has once again worked with guitarist John Scofield on the jazz-country album, Country for Old Men.

The album sees Scofield, who produced, and his band paying homage to country artists like George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, and Hank Williams, as they transform country tunes into jazz pieces.

Here’s a bit of what you’ll hear – check out Scofield, Swallow and the band exploring “Bartender’s Blues”:

Country for Old Men is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Country for Old Men Track List:

  1. Mr. Fool
  2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  3. Bartender’s Blues
  4. Wildwood Flower
  5. Wayfaring Stranger
  6. Mama Tried
  7. Jolene
  8. Faded Love
  9. Just a Girl I Used to Know
  10. Red River Valley
  11. You’re Still the One
  12. I’m an Old Cowhand