Langnau Jazz Nights: Wednesday July 27

Program Wednesday July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27 – 22:00

John Scofield's "Yankee go Home" featuring
John Scofield g, Jon Cowherd p, Vicente Archer b, Josh Dion dr

„My newest project is affectionately being called Yankee Go Home - which for me is a play on we "Yankees" taking up the music of our homeland. This band plays Roots-Rock-Jazz which is one way to define it though if I'm honest, I hate to do that! The concept is to cover Americana/Rock hits and Jazzed out folk songs plus some of my originals written in that vein. I'm reconnecting with a lot of my teenaged Rock n Roll roots - naturally colored by my 50 years of Jazz practices. The band is Jon Cowherd (keyboardist with Brian Blade Fellowship and Cassandra Wilson among others,) Vicente Archer (string bass with Robert Glasper, Louis Hayes and Scofield Combo 66 etc.) Josh Dion (drums) and me - guitarist John Scofield. These guys are remarkably versatile, just as good as it gets when it comes to interactive, creative playing. We're exploring rock, funk, country, jazz and free music and having a fantastic time doing it. I’m excited about this collaboration. To give you an idea of where we are headed, among the songs we have been playing:
Old Man (Neil Young)
Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb)
The Creator Has A Master Plan (Pharoah Saunders)
Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead)
Jesus Children (Stevie Wonder)
Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein)
Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
John Hardy (traditional)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
The Grand Tour (George Jones)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young)
Estimated Prophet (Grateful Dead)


Wednesday, July 27 – 20:30

Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale p, Jasper Somsen b, Marcel Serierse dr

“One of the most exciting pianists in contemporary jazz” (The Guardian- UK), pianist Lynne Arriale has performed on international concert stages over the past 25 years. Jazz Police called her "the poet laureate of her generation". She has been consistently praised as having a "singular voice" as a pianist, bandleader and composer. JazzTimes said of her, “Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices."

Her 16 critically acclaimed  albums  have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts and  have received  “Best of” honors in major publications. She toured Japan with “100 Golden Fingers” with Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant.

Lynne’s new release “The Lights Are Always On”, featuring Jasper Somsen, bassist/co-producer and drummer, E.J. Strickland,  honors healers, caregivers, truth tellers, and defenders of democracy in the wake of COVID-19 and the Insurrection.