I've read that John Scofield is arguably one of the "big three" of current jazz guitarists along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. He has been around for a very long time, since the mid-1970s but his influence ascended the heights in the 1090s when everyone wanted him to be a collaborator on their albums.
Take note of some of these big names that Scofield had worked with: Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Joey Defrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Billy Cobham, George Duke, Jaco Pastorius, John Mayer.
His music is generally jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul and other forms of modern American music. Here are two of his early records in my possession. Who's Who was released in 1979 so this is very early John Scofield stuff. Flat Out came out nine years later. Of course in between these years, Scofield had remained very prolific.
Side Two: Spoons, Who's Who, How The West Was Won
Side Two: The Boss's Car, Science And Religion, Softy, Evansville, Rockin' Pneumonia