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Richard Scott

My parents made me take piano lessons when I was four. Mom encouraged me to practice what the piano teachers wanted me to play, but I always wanted to play the music I heard on the radio or TV. I studied classical piano at first, but I soon became more interested in playing jazz and popular music "by ear", entertaining the family members after Sunday dinner. My grandfather played his old records and encouraged me to figure out the songs. My first interest in traditional jazz came from an old record I came across, "Curtain Going Up" by the Dukes of Dixieland. My first paid gig was in 1991 at a local art center, and my repertoire grew rapidly when I began working at the Pullman, a local restaurant frequented by lovers of old architecture, old antiques, and old music


I Went This Way

Label: 577 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Start; Matched Up; Syncope; For Pauline; A Note.


Article: Album Review

Rachel Musson: I Went This Way

Read "I Went This Way" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Let's agree that, by a consensus of one, Debbie Sanders recital of saxophonist Rachel Musson's thought-through and through-read play-by- metaphoric-play/lecture on improvisation gets annoying as all hell so quickly that one may find oneself searching madly for a bonus instrumental version. But the music on saxophonist Musson's I Went This Way is an ambitious, teasingly ambiguous ...


"Do they do those in Red?"

Label: Sound Anatomy
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1. nuts and bolts 15'51 2. a questionable activity 7'57 3. taking orders from fucking idiots 3'57 4. no-man's land 20'38 5. a constant state of flux or movement 17'31



Label: Creative Sources records
Released: 2016


Article: Profile

Grand Union Orchestra: Music and Movement

Read "Grand Union Orchestra: Music and Movement" reviewed by Duncan Heining

In March, 2012, The Grand Union Orchestra, one of the jazz world's finest and most ambitious ensembles, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. Maybe you haven't heard of the band yet but if you have the chances are you'll revel in its kaleidoscopic blending of jazz and music from across the planet. Though based in the East End ...


Article: Album Review

National Park Service: Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta

Read "Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Park rangers often conjure up images of uniformed guardians of historical monuments or natural resources in national forests. In New Orleans, these same uniformed rangers guard one of the United States' most precious resources--jazz and the music of the American south. The rangers of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are musicians and historians who ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band

Read "Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band Fritzel's Music 2009 With all of its noise and fraternity-like atmosphere, there still remains a little slice of jazz heaven on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Fritzel's European Jazz Pub is one of city's premiere clubs featuring traditional ...


The Magnificence Of Stereo

Label: King Records
Released: 1992


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