Tom Catby Tom Scott & the L.A. Express
Despite the absence of Joe Sample and Larry Carlton, Tom Scott's L.A. Express remains very Crusaders-influenced on Tom Cat -- a highly accessible jazz-funk-R&B date that, as commercial as it is, leaves room for inspired blowing courtesy of both the leader and sidemen like electric guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Larry Nash. Sweaty, hard-hitting jazz-funk is the rule on such down-home grooves as "Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America & All the Ships" and "Day Way," which allow the players to let loose, blow, and say what needs to be said. "Love Poem" is a pleasant, likable piece of delicate mood music (but not "Muzak"!) that features wordless vocals by pop-folk singer Joni Mitchell and has a slightly Flora Purim-ish appeal. Unfortunately, a CD as good as Tom Cat serves as a reminder of how dreadfully unimaginative most of Scott's GRP albums are.
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Performance CreditsTom Scott & the L.A. Express Primary Artist
Joni Mitchell Vocals
Robben Ford Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tom Scott Synthesizer,Percussion,Saxophone,Wind,Moog Synthesizer,Lyricon,Woodwind
Max Bennett Bass
John Guerin Percussion,Drums
Larry Marsh Keyboards
Larry Nash Organ,Synthesizer,Electric Piano,ARP
Technical CreditsTom Scott Producer
Max Bennett Producer
Hank Cicalo Engineer
John Guerin Producer
Chuck Beeson Contributor,Art Direction
David McMacken Illustrations
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This CD I purchased many years ago on wax and had to have it added to my library again. Tom Scott is one of the best artist that I know and have enjoyed his music throughout the years that i have listened to him. This particular CD have lots of energy and excitement.It also puts your mind in a sort of jazzy mood, or can be good road trip music. It is truly original and truly Tom Scott. The band was on que and didn"t miss a beat. No suprising elements just good natural sounds!