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  • Dred Scott (2008)

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    Dred Scott has lived all over the US (born in Ohio, raised in St Louis, and back to Ohio for college), but he'll always call the San Francisco Bay Area home. Although a multi-instrumentalist, able to turn his hand to largely anything the situation requires (be it bass, "Chinese banjo", or you name it), it was as "an innovative and eclectic pianist" that he gained the reputation in the Bay Area that now serves him well in New York City (the city that never sleeps helps a musician with his cash flow).

    Co-founder of the ground breaking hip-hop jazz group, Alphabet Soup, Dred has half a dozen recordings as a leader, and has performed on dozens of recordings by others, including Anthony Braxton, Don Byron, Andrew Cyrille, Charlie Hunter, Cecil McBee, Paul McCandless, Bob Mintzer and Joe Morello. His performance credits include Arlo Guthrie, Joe Henderson, Norah Jones, Ricky Lee Jones, Larry Schneider, Pete Seager, and fellow Bay Area transplant to NYC, Peter Apfelbaum.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Gerry Mulligan What Is There to Say? As Catch Can (Columbia)
    # 2 Bill Frisell, Melvin Gibbs and Ronald Shannon Jackson Power Tools Unscientific American (Antilles)
    # 3 Shakti with John McLaughlin Natural Elements Mind Ecology (Columbia)
    # 4 Frank Sinatra with Count Basie At the Sands Come Fly with Me (Reprise)
    # 5 John Abercrombie with Michael Brecker, Jan Hammer and Jack DeJohnette Night Ethereggae (ECM)
    # 6 Miles Davis Bitches Brew John McLaughlin (Columbia)
    # 7 Egberto Gismonti and Naná Vasconselos Duas Vozes Tomarapeba (ECM)
    # 8 Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Hang Up Your Hang-Ups (Columbia)
             
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun