Tom Scott – Part 2

The Chiaroscuro Podcast continues with the second of a three-part interview with famed session musician Tom Scott.

In part 2, George and Tom discuss his career, notable recordings, and experiences working with artists like Carole King and Steely Dan. Tom recalls his start, memorable sessions, and forming The L.A. Express. They also touch on Joni Mitchell’s album “Court and Spark” and their collaborative work. He also recalls working with Chiaroscuro artist Phil Woods, and we hear a track from Woods’ Chiaroscuro album Voyage.

About Tom Scott

The three-time Grammy Award winner and world renowned saxophonist/woodwind legend takes us on a journey through his half-century of studio, solo recording and live performance master career in music on the highest level.

His is timeless contributions permeate modern music. Carole King’s “Jazzman” is about Tom Scott and that’s him playing the seductive sax throughout the record. When listening to Steely Dan, you’re likely to hear Scott all over albums like AJA and Gaucho. He’s an original member of the Blues Brothers and has recorded with Paul McCartney (“Listen What the Man Said”). His session work ranges from Thelonious Monk and Frank Sinatra to signature work with Joni Mitchell as well as Aerosmith, Blondie, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones.

Scott recorded thirty-five solo projects, including his famed albums like Tom Scott and the L.A. Express and has over 2,000 major recording credits. Whether teaching at NYU’s Jazz Studies Program or producing and hosting his highly regarded Tom Scott’s Podcast Express, Scott’s impact on the world of music remains unchallenged. Join us in celebrating the music of Tom Scott as we highlight the life and music of the master.

About The Chiaroscuro Podcast

Chiaroscuro Director of Artistry & Repertoire George Graham produces and hosts The Chiaroscuro Podcast. Explore the works of other Chiaroscuro performers in our Artists Section. Check out other episodes of the Chiaroscuro Podcast here