Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Great Introduction to Tom Scott!
Archie Mercer | Yorba Linda, CA | 08/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...Recorded with a group of WONDERFUL New York session players, including Bob James, Eric Gale, and Ralph MacDonald, to name a few, this set has a different sound than your typical Tom Scott/LA Express selection. This album relied less on the fusion (which I grew to hate) and more on a melodic, even tempo'd jazz style and moves through different moods and sounds beautifully. Pretty much all the music here is of high quality and a joy to listen to but to me two numbers stand out. The title song, "New York Connection" is a mellow piece that almost makes you feel like someone walking the streets of New York window shopping on a Sunday afternoon. That is the only way I can describe it. It is just a beautiful piece of music. The other is "Appolonia." This is an interesting song that features Scott on soprano sax & flute, and George Harrison on slide guitar. What makes this interesting is that this song got airplay on FM rock stations, at least here in Los Angeles. Remember, back in 1975 FM rock stations were not like they are today, driven solely by money. Back in the early 70's it was ALL about the music, and when a DJ heard something he liked he played it. It would lead to some wonderfully interesting sets to listen to. Since Harrison was a soloist here it began to be heard on the FM stations. Anyway, I would recommend this to any jazz fan looking for a great musical experience. If you were a hugh Tom Scott fusion fan then you may not enjoy this as much, but it would be a great addition to your collection."
Doesn't get any better!
Archie Mercer | 04/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Tom at his best. Wonderful tunes, inspired solos, and layers of beautiful woodwind overdubs - coupled with the perfect band. I've probably only listened to it 1000-2000 and it still sounds as fresh as the day it was made. George Harrison's contribution is worth the price alone. It's well worth checking out."