Watch the Holy Bortnick, Batman! online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
In 2000, John Scofield took a big-time stylistic left turn (wonder where he learned that trick?) and went jamband by putting out two ridiculously funky records, Uberjam and Up All Night. Even weirder, he started gigging with a second guitarist named Avi Bortnick and boy, could that guy PLAY. These four bars of funk-de-force showcase a break Avi takes in a tune called "Snap, Crackle, Pop" that exudes absolute tightness. Impelled by a fierce attack on upper string perfect 4ths, you'll rip through the B minor pentatonic scale with extreme staccato phrasing by way of bounce fretting. Do yourself a favor and check out the original recording where this lick takes influence from and check out what Avi drops after Sco's solo break. So funky!