John Scott

Genres: Action & Adventure Classical Comedy Documentaries Drama Horror Kids & Family Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Westerns
Decades Active: 1990s

Biography

Patrick John Michael O’Hara Scott, 1 November 1930, Bristol, England. After being very active in the 60s pop scene, Scott has developed into a respected film music composer, now living in London and Hollywood. During his early career he acted as staff arranger with the Ted Heath band, playing saxophone, clarinet, harp and flute; for many years he was regarded as one of England’s foremost jazz flautists. ‘Johnny’ Scott (as he was then known) also played in the Woody Herman orchestra, and arranged for Bert Ambrose. He claimed to have learned much from Henry Mancini, when playing for him on flute and saxophone in London sessions for films including Charade and Arabesque. For a while he worked closely with John Barry in The John Barry Seven, and played on Barry’s scores for Beat Girl (1959) and The Whisperers (1967), as well as on several early James Bond movies. In the record studios Scott accompanied Cilla Black, Tom Jones, Matt Monro,...

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