TOM SCOTT

Master of Funk: The Essential Albums 1974-1977 (Double CD) RVCD-370

On Double CD, Raven presents Master of Funk: The Essential Albums 1974-1977 combining three legendary albums by Los Angeles-born saxophonist, TOM SCOTT: Tom Scott and the L.A. Express (1974), Tom Cat (1975) and New York Connection (1975). This music still sounds fresh and vibrant today and with the addition of four bonus tracks from Blow it Out (1977), represents the very essence of jazz-funk fusion, highlighting Scott and The L.A. Express at the peak of their powers. With Scott as leader, L.A. Express members Joe Sample (keyboards) and Larry Carlton (guitar) also enjoyed a parallel career in The Crusaders and with Scott, backed Joni Mitchell on many of her best recordings from the mid-70s. Tom Scott and the L.A. Express is regarded as one of the finest jazz-fusion albums of all time, becoming one of the most sampled records ever. Snoop Dog, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Massive Attack, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A., 2Pac, The Chemical Brothers are just a few of the scores of musicians that have used Tom Scott’s groundbreaking beats and breaks.

Tom Cat is another highly accessible jazz-funk-R&B session, with lots of inspired blowing courtesy of Scott and new guitarist Robben Ford on ‘Rock Island Rocket’ and the eight & a half minute ‘Mondo’ – “Sweaty, hard-hitting jazz-funk all the way” All Music. For New York Connection, Scott left the L.A. Express and headed to the Big Apple to work with Bob James (keyboards), Hugh McCracken (guitar) and Steve Gadd (drums) on gritty, down-home pieces such as ‘Dirty Old Man’ and ‘Midtown Rush’. Of the bonus tracks, ‘Gotcha (Theme from “Starsky & Hutch”)’ is one of Scott’s most iconic recordings. With superb quality audio, detailed liner notes and colour booklet, this is a must for jazz-funk fusion enthusiasts.

TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE
TOM SCOTT AND THE L.A. EXPRESS – Tom Scott and the L.A. Express (1974)
1. BLESS MY SOUL
2. SNEAKIN’ IN THE BACK
3. KING COBRA
4. DAHOMEY DANCE
5. NUNYA
6. EASY LIFE
7. SPINDRIFT
8. STRUT YOUR STUFF
9. L.A. EXPRESSION
10. VERTIGO
TOM SCOTT AND THE L.A. EXPRESS – Tom Cat (1975)
11. ROCK ISLAND ROCKET
12. TOM CAT
13. DAY WAY
14. KEEP ON DOIN’ IT
15. LOVE POEM
16. GOOD EVENING MR. & MRS. AMERICA & ALL THE SHIPS AT SEA
17. BACKFENCE CATTIN’
DISC TWO
TOM SCOTT AND THE L.A. EXPRESS – Tom Cat (continued) (1975)
1. MONDO
2. REFRIED
TOM SCOTT – New York Connection (1975)
3. DIRTY OLD MAN
4. UPTOWN & COUNTRY
5. NEW YORK CONNECTION
6. GARDEN
7. TIME AND LOVE
8. MIDTOWN RUSH
9. LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER 7
10. APPOLINIA (Foxtrata)
11. YOU’RE GONNA NEED ME
Bonus Tracks
TOM SCOTT – From Blow It Out (1977)
12. GOTCHA (Theme from “Starsky & Hutch”)
13. SMOOTHIN’ ON DOWN
14. DREAM LADY
15. SHADOWS

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AUD$ 17.95 (available)


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