Anything but Time
Categories : Matt Schofield
Released: June 6, 2011
With this album Schofield takes on the challenge of a more diverse palate of songs, fitting his stellar guitar playing into new frameworks. The end result is an exciting and contemporary fusion of blues, funk and rock that is undoubtedly Schofield’s best work to date.
Recorded in New Orleans, the album has the funky edge that both N’orleans and Schofield’s trio are renowned for; but the trip to New Orleans was more about working with producer John Porter, now settled in the Crescent City and long admired by Schofield for his work with BB King, Buddy Guy, Santana and many others, which has garnered no fewer than ten Grammy awards.
This album is the first Schofield has cut with drummer Kevin Hayes, who joined Schofield in 2010 after nearly 18 years with Robert Cray. Hammond organ duties are in the hands of Schofield’s long-time collaborator Jonny Henderson, who also plays left-hand bass in classic organ trio fashion. Renowned pianist and New Orleans resident, Jon Cleary, contributes to three tracks.
“Matt is the most talented guitarist I have worked with in a long while.”
John Porter, producer (BB King, Buddy Guy, Santana, etc)
Jonny Henderson:Hammond B3, bass keys, Wurlitzer
Special guest –
Jon Cleary: piano on tracks 2 & 9; Wurlitzer & clavinet on track 8.