A Grammy Win for John Scofield

A Grammy Win for John Scofield

Takamine player and iconic jazz/rock guru John Scofield has been honored with this year's Grammy award in the "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" category for his album Past Present. John has been a player of the Takamine NP65C (currently known as the P3FCN) since 1998. It remains his nylon string acoustic of choice.

The Grammy-winning album features tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and drummer Bill Stewart from Scofield's quartet from the early-90s --  thus the title. John was also nominated for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" from the album's title track. Scofield's long and celebrated career includes collaborations with Jazz legends Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis. In 1998 Scofield was granted the Miles Davis Award by the Montreal Jazz Festival. Incredibly, although previously nominated, this is John's first Grammy win. We send this innovative player our hearty congratulations!

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