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Jeremy Cohen: Raymond Scott Reimagined
Raymond Scott Reimagined is an engaging collaborative project with Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and the Grammy winning acapella group Take 6 on two tracks. The album is a thoughtful and stylish interpretation of Raymond Scott's legacy. It is also interspersed with audio tidbits featuring Scott's singular musical approaches.

The album kicks off with the enticing "Powerhouse," familiar to anyone who has watched a Warner Bros Looney Tunes cartoon. "Toy Trumpet" is a tasty composition invoking Saturday morning kids' animation programs. The album's energy continues with tracks "Huckleberry Duck,' "The Quintette Goes to a Dance" and "Cutey and the Dragon," along with other fun selections. The three short audio interludes with Scott provide keen glimpses into his creativity and humor.

Reimagined closes with the heavenly tribute "Serenade" highlighting Take 6's distinctive voicings. The Quartet San Francisco and all the contributing musicians performed the compositions of Raymond Scott with a whimsical dynamism that flowed throughout the music.

Track Listing

Powerhouse (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Raymond Scott On The Creative Process (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Toy Trumpet (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); In An 18th Century Drawing Room (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6; Gordon Goodwin); Raymond Scott On Rehearsing The Quintette (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Cutey And The Dragon (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Huckleberry Duck (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin); “I Remember Nothing Of That” (R. Scott And Art Shifrin, Spoken Word); The Quintette Goes To A Dance (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Yesterday’S Ice Cubes (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Quintessentially American (R. Scott And John Williams, Spoken Word); Twilight In Turkey (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); “I’m An Experimentalist” (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Serenade (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6)


Quartet San Francisco
band / ensemble / orchestra
Gordon Goodwin
composer / conductor
Take 6
band / ensemble / orchestra
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
band / ensemble / orchestra
Joey DeLeon
Justin Smith
composer / conductor
Sal Lozano
Brett McDonald
Thomas Luer
saxophone, tenor
Jay Mason
saxophone, baritone
Dan Fornero
Additional Instrumentation

Aaron Janik: trumpet; Dan Savant: trumpet; Andrew Martin: trombone; Charlie Morillas: trombone; Francisco Torres: trombone; Craig Gosnell: bass trombone; Wade Culbreath: marimba, vibes, xylophone, cowbell; Meredith Clark: harp; Don Williams: timpani, tom-toms; Raymond Scott: spoken word; John Williams: spoken word; Art Shifrin: spoken word

Album information

Title: Raymond Scott Reimagined | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: ViolinJazz Recordings



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