Night Creatures

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/1995
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 011105980326
  • Catalog Number: 9803
  • Sales rank: 153,088

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night Creatures (4:44)
  2. 2 Don't Get Any Better (4:34)
  3. 3 Bhop (4:49)
  4. 4 Anytime, Anyplace (5:03)
  5. 5 We'll Be Together (4:42)
  6. 6 Mazin (4:56)
  7. 7 Yeah! (4:40)
  8. 8 Refried (5:17)
  9. 9 Daybreak (5:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Scott Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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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