John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar); Ben Street (double bass); Bill Stewart (drums).
Some artists love to form a new group "just for fun" as was the case with the Hollowbody Band, an initiative of guitarist John Scofield (1951) aimed at sharing his love of the guitar with others. To this end, he found a fellow guitarist who enjoys a great reputation on the instrument: Kurt Rosenwinkel. John Scofield is the founding father of the group. He worked with Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Gary Burton and Miles Davis, to name a few, before striking out largely on his own in 1986. Rosenwinkel (1970) ensures that within the band the sound spectrum of the guitar has, as it were, a second layer. Improvisation is the keyword but the group also plays arrangements that allow complete freedom for the orchestral possibilities of the guitar. Bassist Ben Street and drummer Bill Stewart fit seamlessly into the musical adventures the two guitarists embark on.