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.