Only in New Orleans could Piety be a scant block away from Desire. And Tennessee Williams isn't the only artist to seize on the peculiarly colorful nomenclature of Crescent City avenues. The latest is John Scofield, a formidable guitarist with a serious jazz pedigree and a maverick streak that has enabled him to make the stretch from Charlie Mingus and Miles Davis to Gov't Mule and Phil Lesh. Scofield's new Piety Street project is something that could only come from such an inquisitive mind: It takes nuggets of traditional gospel and mixes them up with blues, jazz, and a whole lot of New Orleans rhythms and spice, courtesy of some of its leading musical lights.... More >>>