Results for "Scotty Wright"
Jazz vocalist Scotty Wright is a veteran musician with over 30 years experience. One can hear the entire spectrum of jazz singing in his performances. With a warm, rich-toned voice and tremendous range, Scotty possesses a unique sound that is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. His style reflects his harmonic sophistication, playful rhythmic approach and his insightful phrasing of the lyric. His first recording, 'Too Much Fun!', was listed among the best jazz albums of the year in USA Today and the New York Daily News, earning Scotty a place in the DownBeat magazine's critics' poll, as a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition. Scotty is an accomplished songwriter, with over seventy songs to his credit, covering a wide stylistic range: swing, ballads, blues and latin. Scotty is also a pianist, and in his solo performances, the bass lines, counter- melodies and syncopated rhythms his fingers create swirl around his voice, as if dancing together. In addition to having performed in 20 countries around the world, Scotty shares his passion and knowledge by teaching privately, presenting master classes, and writing for websites and magazines.
by Troy Dostert
Duo records involving drummers aren't that common in the world of straight-ahead jazz. While it's never been an infrequent option for avant-gardists (and there are some truly legendary examples, not the least of which are John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's Interstellar Space, Max Roach and Cecil Taylor's Historic Concerts, and Peter Brötzmann and Hamid Drake's Dried ...