Geoff Scovil is a New Mexico attorney who has defended accused citizens in complex cases ranging from conspiracy to first degree murder. In addition to his work as attorney, Geoff Scovil is a jazz enthusiast who supports the Outpost Performance Space, an Albuquerque nonprofit. Mr. Scovil’s favorite jazz artist is John Coltrane, whose watershed album A Love Supreme was released in 1965.
Composed and recorded in 1964, A Love Supreme is a unified collection of songs that Coltrane offered as a spiritual testament to his devotion to music after years of struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Throughout the piece, Coltrane played variations on an underlying chant-like riff in every musical key. The album experienced enduring popularity and was later covered by notables such as Carlos Santana. This year is the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, and many fans feel it still stands as a testament to the endurance of the human spirit in the face of serious obstacles.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.