Guitarist John Scofield is a master in initiating interestingprojects. With the Piety Street Band, this American star gives hisown interpretation of the 'old time' gospel repertoire. Theatmosphere is laid back and the music is sometimes reminiscent ofthe R&B of bands like The Meters. The major component is theblues, but blues that goes further than the simple song structureswe know so well. It is more of a New Orleans sound which you canalso hear on the debut album Piety Street. The artists who play onthis album and are part of the stage line-up, are all legends intheir domains. For example, Hammond organ player Jon Cleary. Andlegendary drummer Ricky Fataar who has played with Bonnie Raitt,among others, provides relaxed and plaintive rhythms.