John Scofield is without doubt one of the true legends of jazz guitar.  For almost 50 years ‘Sco’ has been recording and releasing music, and touring the world’s stages both as band leader and as the ultimate ensemble player.  His list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of 20th and 21st century jazz.   

By 1981, Scofield was building a reputation as one of the world’s most inventive jazz voices; he’d already recorded and toured with everyone from Mingus to Gerry Mulligan, from NHOP to Dave Liebman.

At the peak of his powers Scofield brought his trio to Melbourne and PBS was invited to record their set at The Met in McKillop Street.  This week on Black Wax, Adam Rudegeair gently retrieves this precious recording from the PBS archive and broadcasts a selection of highlights from the live set as a very special PBS Studio 5 Live.   

Tune in from 11am Monday September 26 to hear this rare recording of The John Scofield Trio performing here in Melbourne in 1981. 

PBS Studio 5 Live is proudly supported by Mountain Goat Beer