Go There / Press

“Critics Pick: #5 (JAZZ TIMES Best of 2007,Owen Cordle)”

"If you know Scott Sawyer from only his jazz gigs and tours with jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, "Go There" opens a different door. Welcome to Scott Sawyer, the funk, rock, blues -- and jazz -- player. A comparison might be made to guitarists John Scofield and Bill Frisell, who also cast a wide net...

Owen Cordle - News & Observer

"I did do one CD with this great guitarist named Scott Sawyer. It's called GO THERE. My brother Kofi played on it and a great drummer named Kenny Soule. These guys are really amazing. I usually don't have or make time for other projects...this one was so cool I had to do it..."

“Guitarist Scott Sawyer is the kind of musician who displays his musical diversity like a badge of honor...showcases his electrified playing and composing on GO THERE, a dynamic release featuring drummer Kenny Soule, bassists Oteil Burbridge and Ron Brendle, organist/flutist Kofi Burbridge...”

“Scott Sawyer is one of North Carolina's guitar masters...For immediate inspiration, check the brilliant, funkified arrangement of George Harrison's TAX MAN...”

"We just completed a project called GO THERE. Just ridiculous, man.....We went into the studio and did this and I felt like we had been playing together for thirty years. It was just amazing how natural it was...

“...TAXMAN demonstrates just how much more music there is still to be mined from The Beatles catalog...it's in the delivery where artists are defined... Holding back behind the beat just enough to capture the right emotion, Sawyer demonstrates a real feel for statement and anti-statement.”