Mike Ragogna: What advice do you have for new artists?
John Scofield: It sounds like the standard clichéd reply but “practice makes perfect” and you have to keep it loose and fun. That’s when the good music happens.
MR: Is that what you would have told a young John Scofield?
JS: I would have told him to do some sit ups for God’s sake!
MR: [laughs] What advice might you have given to John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood and do you think they would have listened? Would you have listened to someone advising you?
JS: I always listened to the old guys, I loved them, I wanted to be them, and I still do! I may have given the younger MMW guys examples of what not to do!