2009 – Heads Tails and Aces
One of the top ten British Blues guitarists of all time – Guitar and Bass magazine
It’s difficult to think of any guitarist in the last decade who has enjoyed quite the same unanimous acclaim as Matt Schofield. Now, with HEADS, TAILS & ACES, Matt has produced his most compelling set yet. With new recruits – drummer, Alain Baudry and bassist, Jeff Walker – this album just bristles with energy and scorching solos. And it’s an entirely song-based album, with nine of the eleven tracks written or co-written by Schofield.
The breadth of material on this album is impressive, spanning everything from the smouldering Malaco-like soul groove of War We Wage, to the eccentric back beat driven Betting Man and the Jazz-tinged Nothing Left. Underpinned by Jonny Henderson’s constantly empathetic keyboards, Matt stamps his own style on proceedings, slamming into solos that burn with intensity.
As ever, there is a power and emotion in Schofield’s playing rarely heard these days and even more rarely in combination with such a fluid and melodic approach.
Matt Schofield: Guitar, Vocals
Jonny Henderson: Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Piano, Piano
Jeff ‘The Funk’ Walker: Bass
Alain Baudry: Drums, Percussion