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Album Review

Despite the absence of Joe Sample and Larry Carlton, Tom Scott's L.A. Express remains very Crusaders-influenced on Tom Cat — a highly accessible jazz-funk-R&B date that, as commercial as it is, leaves room for inspired blowing courtesy of both the leader and sidemen like electric guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Larry Nash. Sweaty, hard-hitting jazz-funk is the rule on such down-home grooves as "Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America & All the Ships" and "Day Way," which allow the players to let loose, blow, and say what needs to be said. "Love Poem" is a pleasant, likable piece of delicate mood music (but not "Muzak"!) that features wordless vocals by pop-folk singer Joni Mitchell and has a slightly Flora Purim-ish appeal. Unfortunately, a CD as good as Tom Cat serves as a reminder of how dreadfully unimaginative most of Scott's GRP albums are.

Customer Reviews

A must have

The level of musicianship on this album makes it one of Tom Scott's best. First released in the late 70's, it has stood the test of time. There isn't a bad cut to be found, plus drummer John Guerin and guitarist Robben Ford make this a must listen for all drummers and guitar players. For those of you who have grown tired of the drum machine,soprano sax drivel offered up by some of todays jazz artists, pull the trigger and buy Tomcat, you'll be happy you did.

Rhythm Section Rocks

Think what you will of "Mr. Scott," and the whole jazz/rock fusion era of the early mid 70s, the L.A. Express rhythm section of John Guerin, Max Bennett, Larry Nash, and Robben Ford sets TomCat apart from the typical wankery of that time. John Guerin in particular, with his signature single-headed tom sound, and impecable left foot hihat work, beautifully blends jazz and rock drumming grooves into an orignial style worthy of imitation. If you like the tasteful rhythm section playing on Joni Mitchell's mid 70s work, this album is a must!

One of my all time favorite albums

One of my all time favorites. I've loved it since first hearing it as a kid in the late 70s. I wore this vinyl out. Phenomenal songcrafting, incredible vibe, amazing musicianship, raw and smokin'. Anytime I put this on now it puts a huge smile on my face. An absolute must have for anyone into the hardcore roots of LA fusion. I'm glad the full album is now available on iTunes...Essential Listening.

Tom Cat, Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
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