Night Creatures

Night Creatures

by Tom Scott
     
 
Throughout Tom Scott's legendary career, the saxman's strengths have always been those impossibly funky patented L.A. Express grooves and an uncanny ability to take instrumental experimentation to new and challenging places. His after-hours jaunt with some very surprising Night Creatures finds him at home whipping willing horn

Overview

Throughout Tom Scott's legendary career, the saxman's strengths have always been those impossibly funky patented L.A. Express grooves and an uncanny ability to take instrumental experimentation to new and challenging places. His after-hours jaunt with some very surprising Night Creatures finds him at home whipping willing horn sections and gospel-oriented chantalongs into a frenzied intensity that packs more punch than should be legal. Scott thumbs his horn at conventionality by combining straight-ahead jazz with hip-hop on the fascinating, machine-generated "Bhop," an otherworldly flute explosion straight out of The Twilight Zone. He can't keep up the shocking explosiveness forever, though, and in light of all this magnificence, more complacent tunes like "Anytime, Anyplace" and "Daybreak" ring somewhat bland and hollow. His energetic take on Sting's "We'll Be Together" is solid as covers go, but token vocals don't get any safer than Maysa Leak's ultra-generic "Don't Get Any Better." As always, Scott's genius has something in store for everyone, and it's easy to forgive the trespasses when the fire glows so convincingly in every other corner of this wild night.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/1995
Label:
Universal Mod Afw
UPC:
0011105980326
catalogNumber:
9803
Rank:
121754

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Scott   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Flute,Strings,Horn,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
James Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Robben Ford   Acoustic Guitar
Phil Perry   Vocals
Maysa   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ron Aston   Bass,Percussion,Trumpet,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Guitar,Electric Drums,Vibes
Jim Cox   Organ,Keyboards
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Johnny Friday   Drums
Phillip Ingram   Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Jerry Lopez   Electric Guitar,wah wah guitar
Tom McMorran   Clarinet
Dean Parks   Guitar
Lynne Scott   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rose Stone   Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Terry Wood   Vocals
Monalisa Young   Vocals,Background Vocals
Slyde Hyde   Trombone
Loni Groves   Background Vocals
J.T. Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Janet Jackson   Composer
Sting   Composer
James Taylor   Contributor
Pete Christlieb   Contributor
Robben Ford   Contributor
Tom Scott   Composer,Programming,Producer
Phil Perry   Contributor
Maysa   Contributor
Chuck Findley   Contributor
Johnny Friday   Contributor
Lani Groves   Contributor
Paul Jackson   Contributor
Larry Kimpel   Contributor
Terry Lewis   Composer
Jerry Lopez   Contributor
Dean Parks   Contributor
Lynne Scott   Programming,Producer,Contributor
Rose Stone   Contributor
James Harris   Composer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Jason Claiborne   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design

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