Reed My Lips

Reed My Lips

by Tom Scott

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Overview

Reed My Lips

While most musicians wind up pigeonholed into very strict stylistic trappings throughout their career, Tom Scott has f ound challenges and success playing all formats of jazz on his solo projects and as leader of the GRP All Star Big Band (in the early 90s). It was fun following his muse in the middle of the decade, as he ventured back to his straightahead roots on 1992's Born Again, then was back to the funk on this rousing jam session. Working with old and new friends like Grover Washington, Jr., Paul Jackson, Jr., Dave Witham, David Paich, Luis Conte, Eric Gale and Robben Ford, Scott mixes his own material with some contributions from the outside. The collection explodes from the get-go on the perfectly titled "Upbeat 90's," a spirited bundle of energy which combines Scott's funky tenor bravura with a modern hip-hop groove and Gale's bouncy electric guitar. The saxman plays a passionate accompaniment and interlude behind the smooth vocals of singer/guitarist Jerry Lopez on a seductive cover of Jonathan Butler's sweet "Sarah Sarah," then gives the title track--a soaring duet between Scott and Washington's duelling tenor and soprano saxes--a brassy blues and bouncy hip-hop attitude. "Every Day and Every Minute" is possibly the most unique track Scott has ever done. It's a hypnotic moodswing of spacey animation featuring mantra like breathy vocals, Witham's vibes like melody and the saxman achieving mystery with the sounds of the bass flute.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/1994
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105975223
catalogNumber: 9752
Rank: 289730

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Scott   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Keyboard Synthesizer,Horn Synthesizer,Synthesizer Strings
Robben Ford   Guitar
Ron Aston   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Synthesizer Guitar,Synthesizer Drums,Synthesizer Pads
Tamara Champlin   Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Cleto Escobido   Gut String Guitar,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Johnny Friday   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Guerin   Drums
Rick Hahn   Drums,Synthesizer Pads
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Jerry Lopez   Vocals,wah wah guitar
Lise Miller   Background Vocals
David Paich   Keyboards
Lynne Scott   Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Grover Washington   Soprano Saxophone
David Witham   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass,Keyboard Synthesizer
Carmen Twilley   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Scott   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ron Aston   Arranger
Bruce Barris   Engineer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Rick Hahn   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Stephen Harrison   Engineer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Kenji Nakai   Engineer
Robert Read   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Lynne Scott   Producer
David Witham   Arranger,Producer
Steve Harrison   Engineer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Andy Udoff   Engineer
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design

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