|Studio album by John Scofield|
|Released||1980 (LP, Japan-only)|
|Studio||Celebration Studios, New York City|
|Label||Arista/Novus AN 3022|
|Producer||John Scofield, Mark Bingham|
|John Scofield chronology|
The John Scofield Trio, established here, went on to release two live albums which were recorded sixteen months later in Munich and released on the German Enja label: 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 Steve Swallow's "Never", and "Beckon Call" written by Gary Campbell.
Although recorded in New York, the album was released on the Japanese subsidiary record label Novus, and not released in the United States or elsewhere, until four of the tracks were added as bonus material on the 1990 digital re-release of the preceding album Who's Who?.
All compositions written by John Scofield except where noted.
- "Beckon Call" (Gary Campbell) – 7:05
- "New Strings Attached" – 6:12
- "Never" (Steve Swallow) – 6:47
- "How to Marry a Millionaire" – 6:35
- "Fat Dancer" – 6:55
- "Nature Calls" – 5:44
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