Tom Scott arrived in NYC yesterday from L.A. to rehearse for our upcoming recording and performances at the Blue Note Jazz Club on May 1st. Rich Shemaria and I have been writing music featuring Tom along with other members of Combo Nuvo. Rich has written some especially funky three horn compositions with Tom on alto sax, Lenny Pickett on tenor and me on bari. We will be premiering these pieces on Sunday at the Blue Note so I hope you can join us to check them out.
“Tom Scott has had an incredible musical journey, from his origins in bebop through his creation of highly successful groups like L.A. Express and The Blues Brothers, to his collaborations with artistic giants including the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Oliver Nelson, Marty Paich, Carol King, Steely Dan, and Whitney Houston,” said Schroeder. “He’s also one of my all-time favorites, so it’s quite a thrill to have him play with both our major jazz ensembles at the historic Blue Note.” As a "first-call" L.A. session musician since the 70s, Scott has dozens of solo recordings for which he collected thirteen Grammy nominations, winning three. 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, and appeared on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, the Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Steppenwolf, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Blondie, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Quincy Jones, Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra. Scott was a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band. Scott's best-known works are the theme songs for TV series Starsky and Hutch and The Streets of San Francisco along with movies and his soprano sax solo and fills on the 1975 No. 1 hit single Listen to What the Man Said for Wings. In 1976 he played the theme I Still Can't Sleep in Taxi driver.
SUNDAY MAY 1: Blue Note Jazz Brunch featuring COMBO NUVO + Tom Scott
Dave Schroeder, woodwinds
Lenny Pickett, woodwinds
Brad Shepik, guitar
Rich Shemaria, piano
Mike Richmond, bass
Jeremy Warren, drums
Tim Keiper, percussion
special guest: TOM SCOTT, woodwinds
Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West 3rd Street
Sunday May 1st
Sets at 11am and 1:30 pm.