Bar Talk

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Bar Talk
Studio album by John Scofield
Released 1980 (US) (LP)
Recorded August 1980
Genre Post-bop
Length (CD)
Label Jive/Novus Records
Producer John Scofield, Mark Bingham
John Scofield chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Bar Talk is an album by jazz musician John Scofield. It was recorded in August, 1980 at Celebration Studios in New York City and produced by Mark Bingham and John Scofield. The John Scofield Trio featured on this album went on to release two live albums which were recorded sixteen months later in Munich, Germany ('Out Like a Light' and 'Shinola'). Bar Talk is stylistically very close to the later live recordings and features four Scofield compositions ('New Strings Attached', 'How to Marry a Millionaire', 'Fat Dancer', and 'Nature Calls') along with one by Steve Swallow ('Never') and Gary Campbell's 'Beckon Call'. Four of the six tracks from the album appeared as bonus tracks on the 1990 CD release of Scofield's Who's Who album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beckon Call"
  2. "New Strings Attached"
  3. "Never"
  4. "How to Marry a Millionaire"
  5. "Fat Dancer"
  6. "Nature Calls"



This album was released on the Japanese subsidiary record label Novus. It was never released in the United States.