19 May 1948, Los Angeles, California, USA. Scotts mother - Margery Wright - was a pianist, his father - Nathan Scott - a film and television composer. Scott played clarinet in high school and won a teenage competition with his Neoteric Trio at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965. He learned all the saxophones and played in the studios for television shows such as Ironside. He performed on Roger Kellaways Spirit Feel in 1967, playing fluent alto and soprano over a proto-fusion encounter of hard bop and rock music. As a member of Spontaneous Combustion in 1969, he played on Come And Stick Your Head In, an experimental record in the jazz rock idiom. His own records - Honeysuckle Breeze and Rural Still Life - presented a tight, forceful jazz funk.
From his early twenties Scott wrote prolifically for television and movies (including Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes), his sound becoming the blueprint for LA cop-show soundtracks: urgent,...
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