Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tom Scott And The L.A. Express (Self-Titled)


Year : 1974
Label : Ode Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Fusion

American Pop Jazz ensemble, originally formed in 1973 as the backing band for jazz saxophonist Tom Scott, The L.A. Express plays crossover jazz & fusion Jazz Funk, featuring the two Jazz Crusaders, Larry Carlton & Joe Sample. The band was recruited by Joni Mitchell for her live recordings in 1974 and later for the studio album, Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975). Tom Scott, is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, former member of the legendary Blues Brothers band, best known as composer of several TV theme songs among Starsky & Hutch or The Streets Of San Francisco. Tom Scott has played likewise for various Jazz musicians but likewise for Pop artists from Gabor Szabo, Quincy Jones, Billy Cobham to George Harrison, Paul McCartney or  The Grateful Dead. Titles include four of his own compositions King Cobra, Easy Life, Spindrift, Strut Your Stuff plus the John Coltrane cover song, Dahomey Dance & Nunya, which was added to the Diggin' Deeper (The Roots Of Acid Jazz) volume 2, the compilation serie created by the german music magazine "Jazz Thing".

Tom Scott_horns, woodwind
Joe Sample_keyboards
Larry Carlton_guitar
Max Bennett_bass
John Guerin_drums & percussion

01. Bless My Soul
02. Sneakin' In The Back
03. King Cobra
04. Dahomey Dance
05. Nunya
06. Easy Life
07. Spindrift
08. Strut Your Stuff
09. L.A. Expression
10. Vertigo

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