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Marilyn Scott  – The Landscape (Blue Canoe Records)


Blue Canoe Records, street date May 31, 2022

A native of southern California, vocalist Marilyn Scott counts among her earliest influences, artists Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, Jean Carn and Andy Bey. She began performing in local clubs and school functions when she was fifteen. She moved to San Francisco to attend college on an art scholarship, and fronted soul-jazz bands around the San Francisco Bay area. Among the many friends she made were the guys in Tower of Power, who gave her the opportunity to do backing session vocals with the Oakland-based band. Those recording sessions steered her to making her way back to Los Angeles as a studio session singer, where she recorded and performed with musicians and groups including Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets, Hiroshima, John Mayall, Etta James, Bobby Caldwell and Bobby Womack. Scott’s first recording in 1977, as a solo artist, was a single version of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows’’ which led to her first album, Dreams of Tomorrow, on Atco/Atlantic. Her discography continued with, 1983 Without Warning, Polygram, 1991 and 1992 Sin-Drome recordings, Smile and Sky Dancing. 1996 and 1998 Warner Bros releases of Take Me with You and Avenues of Love. The Japanese Venus Records recording, Every Time We Say Goodbye, in 2008. 

Marilyn moved to Prana Entertainment and released from 2001 to 2017, Walking with Strangers, Nightcap, Handpicked, Innocent of Nothing, Get Christmas Started and Standard Blue in 2017. Her 2022 release on Blue Canoe Records marks her most recent release, The Landscape.

She has combined her interest in neo-soul, jazz and Brazilian music. She has collaborated with Dori Caymmi, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Bob James, Jimmy Haslip, Brenda Russell, Bob Mintzer, Perri Sisters, Terri Lynne Carrington, Patrice Rushen, and Scott Kinsey.

Marilyn Scott is best known for her GRAMMY-nominated work as a contemporary jazz vocalist and songwriter. As the years have progressed, she has dived deeper into jazz writing and interpretations. Collaborations with many acclaimed artists and musicians have opened and widened her range in a music that’s rich in texture and complexity.

The Landscape is Marilyn Scott’s thirteenth album as a leader. Born out of the determination to create during a global pandemic, Scott looked inward and called upon some of her closest friends to collaborate her most profound truths. Scott expands, “The Landscape project grew out of listening to myself and others with life’s frustrations and concerns. One of the only outlets I know of is putting yourself in front of nature and letting go. These elements of life, precious and surreal, give answers if we embrace and nurture our surroundings. With The Landscape, I addressed places to put yourself and add an appreciation of the moment, no matter where you are. I find it more difficult at times to find that peace, but it’s right in front of you, right outside your door, in the street and alleys of your wilderness. Let’s protect nature, and she will help you find your breath.”

LINER NOTES

MARILYN SCOTT      

THE  LANDSCAPE , BLUE CANOE release MAY 2022

*Publishing Information pending

  1. THROWN OUT INTO SPACE, BUTTERFLY 5:09

        (M.Scott, S Kinsey)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI *       

Hey Now Music, BMI)

Scott Kinsey keyboards

Steve Tavaglione. soprano saxophone

Gary Novak drums

Jimmy Haslip electric bass

  1. THE LANDSCAPE 4:22

        (M.Scott, S Kinsey)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*        

Hey Now Music, BMI)

Scott Kinsey. Keyboards

Gary Novak drums

Logan Kane acoustic bass

  1. SUMMER NIGHT 4:03

    (M.Scott, R. Ferrante)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*,

 Teeth Music, BMI)

Russell Ferrante piano , keyboards

Steve Schaeffer drums

Mike Valerio acoustic bass

  1. IRREPLACEABLE 7:01

    (M.Scott, R. Ferrante, S.Kinsey)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*,

 Teeth Music, BMI,             

Hey Now Music, BMI)

Scott Kinsey Keyboards, synths

Russell Ferrante piano

Michael Landau guitar

Vinnie Colaiuta drums

Jimmy Haslip electric bass

  1. TOMORROW 4:51

        (M.Scott, S Kinsey)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*        

Hey Now Music, BMI)        

Scott Kinsey Keyboards

synth bass

Katisse Buckingham soprano saxophone

Vinnie Colaiuta drums

Jimmy Haslip fretless electric bass

  1. UNZIP 4:30

        (M.Scott, R. Ferrante)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*,

 Teeth Music, BMI)

Russell Ferrante Piano , keyboards

Jimmy Branly drums

Jimmy Haslip electric bass

Jeff Myers congas

Alex Acuña  shaker

Scott Kinsey additional keyboards , synths

  1. THE SUN featuring, The Perri Sisters 6:09

        (M.Scott, R. Ferrante)

(DirtyHands Publishing BMI*,

 Teeth Music, BMI)

Russell Ferrante piano , keyboards

Steve Khan  guitars

Jimmy Branly  drums

Alex Acuña percussion

Jimmy Haslip  electric bass

The Perri Sisters  

background vocals

Lori Perry , Sharon Perry,

Carolyn Perry and Darlene Perry

Produced by Jimmy Haslip

Executive Producer Marilyn Scott

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