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Tom Scott in the House

Dear friends,

 

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.
Visit: www.bluenotejazz.com

 

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Legendary L.A. saxophonist Tom Scott to record and perform with Combo Nuvo

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Combo Nuvo Blog page!  We are excited to announce that Combo Nuvo will be recording with the legendary L.A. saxophonist Tom Scott this month in New York City.  Additionally, Tom will be performing our new compositions with us at the Blue Note Brunch on May 1st.  Sets at 11:30am and 1:30pm.  We hope you can join us for the unique opportunity to see Tom play live.  I've added Tom's bio below to remind everyone of his amazing career in music.  More later.

Tom Scott Bio

As a "first-call" L.A. session musician since the 70s, saxophonist/composer Tom Scott 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, and appeared on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, the Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Steppenwolf, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Blondie, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra, to name a few.  Scott was a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band, despite his absence in the two films.

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.

Discography As Leader

• The Honeysuckle Breeze (Impulse!, 1967
• Rural Still Life (Impulse!, 1969)
• Hair to Jazz, 1970
• Paint Your Wagon, 1971
• Great Scott, 1972
 • New York Connection, 1975
• Blow It Out, 1977
• Intimate Strangers,1978
• Street Beat, 1979
• Apple Juice (live), 1981
• Desire, 1982
• Target, 1983
• One Night – One Day, 1985
• Streamlines, 1987
• Flashpoint, 1988
• Them Changes (with The Pat Sajak Show house band), 1990
• Keep This Love Alive, 1991
• Born Again, 1992
• Reed My Lips, 1994
• Night Creatures, 1995
• Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack, 1999
• New Found Freedom, 2002
• Bebop United (live), 2006
• Cannon Reloaded, 2008

With the L.A. Express

• Tom Scott and The L.A. Express (Ode, 1973)
• Tom Cat (Ode, 1974)
• Bluestreak (GRP, 1997)
• Smokin' Section (Windham Hill Jazz, 1999)

With The Blues Brothers

• Briefcase Full of Blues, 1978
• Made in America, 1980
• Best of the Blues Brothers, 1981
• Dancin' Wid Da Blues Brothers, 1983
• Everybody Needs the Blues Brothers, 1988
• The Definitive Collection, 1992
• The Very Best of The Blues Brothers, 1995
• The Blues Brothers Complete, 2000
• The Essentials, 2003

As Sideman

With Don Ellis
• Don Ellis Orchestra 'Live' at Monterey! (Pacific Jazz, 1966)
• Live in 3⅔/4 Time (Pacific Jazz, 1967)
• Pieces of Eight: Live at UCLA (Wounded Bird, rec'd 1967,

With Richard "Groove" Holmes
• Welcome Home (World Pacific Jazz, 1968)
• Six Million Dollar Man (Flying Dutchman, 1975)

With Alphonse Mouzon
• The Man Incognito (1975)

With Oliver Nelson
• Live from Los Angeles (Impulse!, 1967)
• Soulful Brass with Steve Allen (Impulse!, 1968)

With Bill Plummer
• Cosmic Brotherhood (1968)

With Howard Roberts
• The Magic Band - Live at Dontes (1968, released 1998)
• The Magic Band - Vol 2 (1968, released 1998)

With Lalo Schifrin
• Che! (soundtrack) (Tetragrammaton, 1969)
• Rock Requiem (Verve, 1971)

With Gábor Szabó
• Light My Fire with Bob Thiele (Impulse!, 1967)
• Macho (Salvation, 1975)

With Bob Thiele Emergency
• Head Start (Flying Dutchman Records, 1969)

With Carole King
• Jazzman (Jazzman Records, 1974)

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