Artist: Tom Scott
Year Of Release: 1982-2008
Genre: West Coast Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Post-Bop
Quality: FLAC (*tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 16 albums, 12:42:42 min
Total Size: 5,3 Gb
Tom Scott (born May 19, 1948) is an American saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader of the west coast jazz/jazz fusion ensemble The L.A. Express.
Scott was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of prolific film and television composer Nathan Scott, who had more than 850 television credits and more than 100 film credits as a composer, orchestrator and conductor, including credit for composing the theme songs for Dragnet and Lassie.
His best-known works are the theme songs for TV series from the 1970s and 1980s — Starsky and Hutch (a track entitled "Gotcha!") and The Streets of San Francisco, and his soprano sax solo and fills on the 1975 #1 hit single Listen to What the Man Said for Wings. In 1982, Scott also collaborated with Johnny Mathis to write & record two versions – lyrical and instrumental – of "Without Us", the theme to the 80's sitcom Family Ties. His song "Today" is sampled in the Pete Rock & CL Smooth 1992 hit They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).
Tom Scott's professional career began as a teenager, as leader of a jazz ensemble Neoteric Trio, and then as a "first-call" (i.e. high-demand) session musician. He has dozens of solo recordings for which he collected thirteen Grammy nominations (three of which he won). He also has numerous film and television scoring credits, including composing and conducting the score for the movie Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. He has also appeared on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, The Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Steppenwolf, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Blondie, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, The Blues Brothers, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra.
He produced two CDs for tenor vocalist Daniel Rodriguez formerly ‘The Singing Policeman’. The first of which, The Spirit Of America, has sold over 400,000 copies to date. Scott has also conducted over thirty symphony orchestras around the U.S. as music director for Rodriguez.
Scott is a member of the The Blues Brothers musical ensemble, despite his absence in the 1980 motion picture of the same name. He was also the leader of the house band on two short-lived late night talk shows: CBS' The Pat Sajak Show and Fox's The Chevy Chase Show. He is also recognized as a prominent musical director on several major awards telecasts. He was the Musical Director of the 68th Academy Awards in 1996, several Emmy Awards telecasts from 1996 to 2007, Ebony Magazine's 50th Birthday Celebration, several People's Choice Awards telecasts, and a variety of other shows.
Scott also records with Les Deux Love Orchestra.
1974 - Tom Cat
1975 - New York Connection
1977, 1978, 1979 - Blow It Out, Intimate Strangers, Street Beat
1981 - Apple Juice
1982 - Desire
1983 - Target
1986 - One Night/One Day
1987 - Streamlines
1988 - Flashpoint
1990 - Them Changes
1991 - Keep This Love Alive
1992 - Born Again
1994 - Reed My Lips
1995 - Night Creatures
1996 - Bluestreak
1999 - Smokin' Section
2002 - New Found Freedom
2006 - Bebop United
2008 - Cannon Re-Loaded
2012 - Grant Geissman (Tom Scott, Russell Ferrante, Alex Acuna, Larry Carlton a.o.) - Bop! Bang! Boom!
2012 - Paulette McWilliams & Tom Scott - Telling Stories
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