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Piety Street


Download links and information about Piety Street by John Scofield. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Gospel, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:07:19 minutes.

Artist: John Scofield
Release date: 2009
Genre: Gospel, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:07:19
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No. Title Length
1. That's Enough 3:46
2. Motherless Child 5:24
3. It's a Big Army 5:32
4. His Eye Is On the Sparrow 4:15
5. Something's Got a Hold On Me 4:47
6. The Old Ship of Zion 4:26
7. Ninety Nine and a Half 4:08
8. Just a Little While to Stay Here 5:59
9. Never Turn Back 4:41
10. Walk With Me 5:11
11. But I Like the Message 3:29
12. The Angel of Death 6:43
13. I'll Fly Away 3:45
14. Save My Soul (Bonus Track) 5:13



On his 37th (!) recording as a bandleader, guitar great John Scofield offers his arrangements of classic old-time gospel songs, plus a few of his own compositions inspired by the form. Joined by an outstanding band of New Orleans-based musicians — George Porter, Jr. on bass, Jon Cleary on keyboards and vocals, Ricky Fataar on drums, John Boutté on vocals, and Shannon Powell on percussion — they get a swinging, down-home bluesy feel throughout, and it sounds like all involved are having a grand time. Scofield’s approach to such chestnuts as “Motherless Child,” “Ninety Nine and a Half,” and “I’ll Fly Away” is reverential and tasteful, while on his own tunes, such as “It’s a Big Army,” he gets a bit grittier and funkier, with soaring guitar bends and trilling organ fills riding a muscular shuffle beat. Compared with much of his other work, whether with Miles Davis in the ‘70s or recent releases with Medeski, Martin & Wood, Piety Street is rather straightforward stuff for a jazz fusion pioneer and virtuoso like Scofield, but this album is clearly about passion and feel more than technical complexity. Amen to that.