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Apple Juice (Live 81)
Tom Scott
Apple Juice (Live 81)
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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Remastered Reissue of 1981 Live Recordings. guests Include, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Marcus Miller, Richard Tee and More.

      
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All Artists: Tom Scott
Title: Apple Juice (Live 81)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/1981
Re-Release Date: 7/23/1999
Album Type: Import, Live, Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478567220, 4988009954196, 766486531628

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Album Details
Remastered Reissue of 1981 Live Recordings. guests Include, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Marcus Miller, Richard Tee and More.
 

CD Reviews

The best NYC jazz session guys. Super tasteful recording!
Tony "the toneman" Schopp | Truckee, California | 11/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When you get down to it, there are simply some recordings that just seem to stand head and shoulders above other levels of greatness. this is one of those examples. Apple Juice is truly a marvel of an album/CD. Everyone on this live set is a legend, The late Richard Tee and Tom Scot place their magic touch on life. Time stands still with the feeling these musicians play with. A young Marcus Miller is on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, both of whom facilitate solos of amazing, super human ability. Hugh McCracken, guitar and Ralph MacDonald, percussion, complete a roster of the who's who of taste in the New York City scene. No matter what the asking price is for this CD, it's a great one to have in your quiver. You deserve this, nice find..."
Worth the price for the memories
Big Tex | the Texas Piney Woods | 08/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sure this import is expensive, but if you had the original release, you know that it's worth it. This LP was given to me by a great friend back in the early 1980's; my first taste of this kind of music. Even though I was underage, I could picture myself at The Bottom Line, listening to one of the live performances. An outstanding recording of some great originals.

The musicians on this release were some of the best around. I could go on and on about each one, but the standout performances come from Richard Tee and Steve Gadd. Tee was a master of chord substitutions and could throw in some great chromatic lines. Steve Gadd plays like he has a third hand - it's tough to play that smooth and be that technically fluid.

Why four stars and not five? "So White and So Funky" just doesn't do it for me. It was common around this time to include one vocal track on an instrumental LP so that there would be the possibility of a crossover hit (some jazz artists still try this from time to time). Now I can program my CD player to skip the track and that's exactly what I do. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Dr. John fan, but his vocals and this song just don't fit on this CD.

If you're on this page, you are most likely already familiar with the original 1981 release or, at the very least, Tom Scott's sweet playing. If money is no object, buy this immediately. If you have the old LP and are wondering whether or not to invest in the CD - go ahead, you know you want to."
Top notch live New York funk
Scott | Leander, Texas United States | 12/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The original vinyl had a big impact on me as a musician. This is one of the best live representations of the great NYC funk unit of Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Marcus Miller, and Ralph McDonald that can be had. They show beautiful patience in serving the groove and not overplaying -- so often a challenge with electric jazz and funk. Masterful! Five great tunes and a couple of worthwhile extras."