the dred scott trio - going nowhere

the dred scott trio - going nowhere

this is my last trio recording.  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)

2011

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.

2010


dred scot trio live at the rockwood music hall

dred scot trio live at the rockwood music hall

 the dred scott trio performed every tuesday at midnite at the rockwood music hall from october, '05 to october, '11.  

  1.  well, you might
  2.  time for the hard stuff
  3.  the wizard (sabbath)
  4.  3-legged dance (e. krivda)
  5.  this ain't no russian novel, baby
  6.  doggy and cookie
  7.  roses (b. mchenry)
  8.  swirling grimly
  9.  sans francisco
  10.  sans francisco

all songs by dred scott (dredrum publishing, sesac)
except where noted

ben rubin, bass
tony mason, drums

the dred scott trio with kenny brooks

the dred scott trio with kenny brooks

this was an impromptu session that occurred in oakland at spark studios during the convergence of a tour with bill frisell, that kenny was on and a visit i was making back to the bay area to play some gigs. 
with no rehearsal we got together in the studio and this is what happened.  

  1.  (rumpled) wilskins  (krebs)
  2.  regrets  (scott, dredrum pub., sesac)
  3.  king biscuit  (krebs)
  4.  bobo  (scott, dredrum pub., sesac)

dred - piano
kenny brooks - tenor saxophone
wilbur krebs - bass
kenny wollesen - drums

2004


the dred scott trio - scott free

the dred scott trio - scott free

'what can one say when one hears a free-form jazz odyssey of this caliber?'  derek smalls

the title says it all.  very little structure or form to this recording except for the 'bird' tune.  

  1.  improvisation 1
  2.  years ago (wolleson)
  3.  let's try using that wind-wand thing and the fretless
  4.  singe - var. 1  (davis)
  5.  improvisation 2
  6.  let's try using the log drum with that funky bass shit
  7.  presto
  8.  improvisation 1 (reprise)
  9.  donna lee (parker)

dred - piano, voice
wilbur krebs - bass
kenny wollesen - drums

2004

the dred scott trio w/ adam levy - standards 2000

the dred scott trio w/ adam levy - standards 2000

jazz musicians always have improvised on the popular music of the day.  this is the music i grew up with and i like playing these songs. we're not trying to do anything fancy here, just improvising over the song the way you would recognize it.  

  1.  ode to billy joe (gentry)
  2.  the joker (miller)
  3.  time of the season (argent)
  4.  no quarter (jones/page/plant)
  5.  wind cries mary (hendrix)
  6.  breathe (waters)
  7.  white room (bruce/brown)
  8.  never my love (addrisi/addrisi)
  9.  as tears go by (jagger/richards)
  10.  whipping post (allman)
  11.  us and them (water/wright)

dred - piano
adam levy - guitar
wilbur krebs - bass
joe brigandi - drums

recorded at different fur, san francisco.

2000


the dred scott trio - time for the hard stuff

the dred scott trio - time for the hard stuff

this record initially came out in 1997.  in 2004, i took it to gene paul for remastering and removed the title track (a version of which made it on to the live at the rockwood set).  this is the only recording i have (i'm just now realizing) of me playing jazz standards.  there are also some tunes by some guys you might not have heard of.  and might have...will bernard, for example.

  1.  trinkle, tinkle  (monk)
  2.  fall  (shorter)
  3.  a gentle behinder (scott)
  4.  staircase (alex candeleria)
  5.  mood manor (will bernard)
  6.  black narcissus (henderson)
  7.  a flower is a lovesome thing (b. strayhorn)
  8.  tonga's screams of joy  (teddy pantelas)
  9. epistrophy (monk)

dred - piano
wilbur krebs - bass
kenny wollesen - drums

1997

dred scott - small clubs are dead

dred scott - small clubs are dead

 my first recording.  the first tunes i'd written.  recorded after i'd lived in san fran for a few years.  

  1.  well, you might
  2.  papa pete
  3.  small clubs are dead
  4.  yaah!
  5.  lulla-bye
  6.  guin-eye
  7.  youngstown
  8. spiritual for two dead charlies

dred- piano
wilbur krebs - bass
kenny wollesen - drums
joe brigandi - drums
kenny brooks - tenor saxophone
carlos valdez - alto saxophone

1993

dred xmas

dred xmas

i play all the instruments - accordion, bass, tabla, congas, timbales, drums, guitars, piano, organ, bandira - and every song is a different stylee AND (the best part) i recorded it all on a 4-track cassette recorder.  kitzchy kristmas jams unlike any holiday album you have ever heard.  

  1.  jingle bells (jazz trio)
  2.  let it snow (polka)
  3.  here comes santa claus (raggae)
  4.  silent night (country waltz)
  5.  little drummer boy (global percussion jam)
  6.  have yourself a merry little xmas (solo piano)
  7.  winter wonderland (polka)
  8.  we three kings (nanigo)
  9.  god rest ye merry gentlemen (raga)
  10. deck the halls (funky)

1994

mc extra cheese and the dred scott trio - prepare for blast-off!! LIVE (vinyl)

mc extra cheese and the dred scott trio - prepare for blast-off!! LIVE (vinyl)

recorded 2007-09 at the rockwood music hall
THIS IS VINYL
comes with a download card

side a                                                         side b
1.  very lazy                                               1.  lsd          
2.  no guest mcs                                       2.  mr. hastie
3.  i love bitches                                       3.  werewolves of sweet home 
4.  power of weed                                     detroit
5.  dred scott is a astronaut                      4.  my dick is haunted
                                                                    5.  say good-bye

mc extra cheese - raps
nappy g - raps on bitches
dred - piano
ben rubin - bass
tony mason - drums