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Clarinetist as a world music pacemaker. Removed from his early jazz and meditative phases, while combining aspects of both with African rhythms and Charlie Parker inflections. "African Bird Suite" is a modal stunner. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

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I discovered this music as an LP, 20 years ago and was heartened by it's availability in this format. It's worth it for the price of the "African Bird" suite alone. Tony Scott, a jazz musician from the 50's, left the states and traveled the world. He ended up being based in Rome. He traveled to the Africa and the East. He never forgot the influence of Charlie Parker and this music was a sign of that appreciation. Buy it.


Born: June 17, 1921 in Morristown, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Since leaving New York in 1959, Tony Scott (a top bebop-oriented clarinetist) has been an eager world traveler who enjoys exploring the folk music of other countries. Unfortunately, his post-1959 recordings have been few, far between, difficult-to-locate, and sometimes erratic, but Scott was an unheralded pioneer in both world music and new age. Tony Scott attended Juilliard during 1940-1942, played at Minton's Playhouse, and then after three years in the military he became one of the few clarinetists...
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