The John Scofield Band

This group consists of John Scotfield (electric guitar), Avi Bortnick (rhythm guitar), Jesse Murphy (bass), Adam Deitch (drums) and John Medeski playing a few instruments like the clarinet. Let me point out that this album is purely instrumental and has a totally different sound. "Acidhead" is a freaky psychedelic tune. If you think that statement sounds too vague, well I don't quite know how else to describe it. You have to check it out for yourself. "Ideofunk" is a little more normal sounding with the instruments flowing smoothly. "Jungle Fiction" has a slight jazz feel to it. Nice effort. "Animal Farm" brings o­n the freaky sounds o­nce again. "Tommorow Land" gets jazzy and sounds appealing. The layering of smooth sounds flows with ease. The title track "Uberjam" is whacky, like mixed with techno and soft rock. Personally, I don't think the sounds work too well in this track. "Polo Towers" is a tad dull but passable. "Snap, Crackle, Pop" is fun and vibrant. I really liked that o­ne. "Lucky for her" is so-so, which o­nce again finds the band experimenting with different sounds, throwing in just about anything they can.