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'a disciple of psychedelic subterfuge, coupled with post-cool intensity.'  sf weekly

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the dred scott trio
ed howard, bass
matt wilson, drums
march 24

the 52 episode television show i shot in the summer with bari koral for the veria network 
will air sometime this summer.  and our new album, the apple tree and the honey bee, recorded
in nashville and produced by brad jones, will be out in may.  i play bass, piano, organ, wurly and vibes
and sing some background vox on it and co-wrote one of the songs.

i've been invited to attend an artist residency at the ucross foundation in wyoming in may.
it is an honor to be invited and i am looking fwd to it.  

i'm playing in a blues band called THE NUDE POPES every tuesday nite at SPEEDY ROMEO 
in brooklyn.  7-11pm dave phelps plays guitar and sings.  mike lavolpe, drums and i play bass and specialize
in singing zz top songs.  it's rib nite at speedy romeo.  the chef-owner, JUSTIN BAZDERICH, is an old friend
of my wife's and it's been great to get to know him. he catered our wedding party.  my family still talks about the food.  
dude is a bad-ass, for reals, even though he got chopp'd on chopp'd. he just forgot to garnish some dish. wtf?  
anyway.... c'mon down.  

THE FORMER MEMBERS have just finished a 14 shows in 14 days tour of the uk.  that's impressive for guys
not in their 60's.   every cat in the band played at monterey pop in '67 - bruce barthol and david cohen were
w/ COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH, roy blumenthal w/ THE BLUES PROJECT and greg douglas w/
is available on their website - recorded at hyde st. studios in sf, i produced and ben rubin mixed.

speaking of san fran...the sf jazz ctr has opened at franklin and fell and what do you know, they put
my name on the bldg right above chris botti and right below dave holland. you can also see donny mccaslin's
last name in the photo, an sf sax legend and super great cat.  it is truly an honor.

and since september, 2012 and till further notice i play solo piano on a beautiful steinway m at del posto in chelsea
thurs- sun, 7-11pm.   it is the country's only 4-star italian restaurant, lidia and joe bastianich/mario batali, owners.  
CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS: annie ross, tony bennett, iggy pop, robert redford, the president of gabon, bill clinton,
mike myers, matt stone, olivia harrison, yoko ono, tim finchem, garrison keillor (2x), anthony zerbe, michael symon,
gordon ramsey, lou reed (2x), kim catrell, chole sevigny, les claypool, don rickles, savion glover, samantha mathis (3x), 
john legend, julianne moore, howie long, mark mothersbaugh, lady gaga, savion glover, don rickles, barbra streisand,
kirk hammet.

the dred scott trio/going nowhere

the dred scott trio/going nowhere


this is my last trio recording.  it's from 2012.  ben rubin, bass.  tony mason, drums.  i wrote all the tunes but one and took the cover photo.  

'This longtime working band, led by the sly pianist- raconteur Dred Scott, recently released “Going Nowhere” (Ropeadope), a good showcase for its puckish but aggressive take on postbop aerodynamics.' ny times

  1.  66 6ths
  2.  final resting place
  3.  apropos of nothing
  4.  mojo rhythm (son of yaah!)
  5.  press play
  6.  schneidleweiss
  7.  that lick i invented
  8.  seven steps to heaven (feldman)
dred scott - prepared piano

dred scott - prepared piano


 my first solo piano recording - improvisations on a modified schafer and sons.  live takes.  no overdubs.  no editing. 

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  • dred

    dred bay ridge, ny

    thanks, chip!!
    thanks, chip!!
  • Chip Watterson

    Chip Watterson Bayport, NY

    Saw you at Clovis Point vineyards. Really great gig despite having to play a distressed baby grand. You are awesome!
    Saw you at Clovis Point vineyards. Really great gig despite having to play a distressed baby grand.
    You are awesome!

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