John Scofield made a surprise appearance at George Porter’s 66th birthday celebration last night at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. The guitarist sat in with The Trio +1, which consisted of Porter, Johnny Vidacovich and Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Rich Vogel. It was a special birthday twist on The Trio, a rotating group of musicians—led by Vidacovich—that have held down a Thursday night residency at the Maple Leaf for the past few years.
In an interesting turn of events, Scofield was celebrating his birthday during the show as well. The guitarist turned 62 yesterday.