At seventy, Scofield remains one of the most distinctive, inventive and brilliant modern jazz guitarists, while deeply rooted in a plethora of traditions.
In this documentary about his life, entirely narrated by himself, Scofield takes us on an inspiring journey through his own mind and soul—from the fast-paced life on the road to the reclusive life at home in Katonah, New York.
Over the course of his long and successful musical career, John Scofield has played with the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock and Chet Baker. His oeuvre includes jazz, funk, rock and blues music.
Filmmaker Jörg Steineck followed the musician on his tours. Along the way, Scofield answers questions about his music: What is improvisation? What has changed in the past 40 years of constant touring around the world? How can you maintain the quality?
Steineck is a German film director, cinematographer, editor, writer and painter. He will be present at the Music Film Festival in Tilburg to answer questions from the audience.