John Scofield Band’s ‘Überjam’ is an album recorded during Summer 2001 in New York and released on January 29, 2002 by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Acidhead (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Jesse Murphy) – 06:33 . 2.Ideofunk (John Scofield) – 04:43 . 3.Jungle Fiction (John Scofield) – 05:38 . 4.I Brake 4 Monster Booty (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Jesse Murphy, Deitch) – 04:02 . 5.Animal Farm (John Scofield) – 05:38 . 6.Offspring (John Scofield) – 06:28 . 7.Tomorrow Land (Avi Bortnick) – 03:59 . 8.Überjam (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Jesse Murphy) – 06:52 . 9.Polo Towers (John Scofield) – 05:29 . 10.Snap Crackle Pop (John Scofield) – 06:03 . 11.Lucky For Her (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Jesse Murphy) – 03:15
Musicians : John Scofield – Electric Guitar . Avi Bortnick – Rhythm Guitar And Samples . Jesse Murphy – Electric Bass . Adam Deitch – Drums . John Medeski – B3 Organ On (1 – 2 – 5 – 9), Clavinet On (1 – 5) And Mellotron On (1 – 9) . Karl Denson – Flute On (2) And Saxophone On (9)
Production : Produced By John Scofield, Jason Olaine . Joe Ferla – Engineer, Mixing . Kevin Killen – Engineer . Ross Petersen – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : Hollis King – Art Direction
Recorded July 30 – August 1, August 29 & 30 and September 6, 2001 At Avatar Studios, New York City, New York.
Released On January 29, 2002 By Verve Records.
Like many of Davis’ fusion efforts, Überjam has no problem being cerebral and funky at the same time. The material tends to be abstract and intellectual, but not at the expense of grit. Überjam is yet another excellent album from an improviser who refuses to be predictable. […]
…Scofield is back where he is happiest …Based solely on visual evidence, one could easily think that Scofield had lost it on this album… Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable and commercially astute album (don’t be deterred by the look of it). Recommended. […]
There is so much information in his improvisation that its hard to keep up and we definately recommend to have several hits at the record so that the brain can diguest the many guitar treats served. […]