Tony Scott

Free Blown Jazz

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Part of an extensive session, this little-known LP features the usually cool clarinetist Tony Scott blowing hot. He teams up with (on various selections) trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Clark Terry, baritonist Sahib Shihab, pianist Bill Evans (who sounds surprisingly extroverted in spots), either Milt Hinton or Henry Grimes (listed as Jerry Grimes) on bass, and drummer Paul Motian. Scott, who doubles on baritone on a couple numbers, performs four standards and four obscurities (including his own "Portrait of Ravi"). This album would be easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, but it will be difficult to find. Fortunately, the music has been reissued as part of a European CD series, which is also obscure.