“It’s an awesome album. Oftentimes, whenever I do interviews with guitar magazines and we discuss my influences, I mention people like Steve Morse, Alex Lifeson, Al Di Meola – but John Scofield’s name never comes up. And that’s funny because he’s so amazing; he’s the epitome of a really cool guitar player.
“He has so many incredible qualities: his feel, his phrasing, his attitude; he’s so tasty and creative. I remember a lot of my friends who were into rock and jazz were really into this record, and it became one of my favorites, too.
“Dennis Chambers plays drums on Blue Matter, and I’m a big fan of his drumming, which makes the Scofield album even more enjoyable. I saw Dennis play live once with Allan Holdsworth, and my eyes were fixated on Dennis.
"This is a great album for anybody who wants to check out what John Scofield is all about.”