A funny and irreverent collection of autobiographical stories chronicling the life and times of musician Dred Scott. From his rebellious catholic school years, to gigs with famous artists like Patti Smith, Courtney Love, and Mary K. Blige. Chance encounters with celebrities like Lou Reed, Paul Shaffer, and Amy Sedaris. Weed-fueled misadventures with random denizens of New York City. Tales of travels, family, at least one hooker, and two marriages. Nate Chinen of the New York Times called Dred Scott “…a sly pianist-raconteur.” Drummer Anthony Pinciotti remarked, “50,000 is a gross underestimation.” Just do the math.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Absolutely funny, clever, serious, tender, shocking, absorbing! Your powers of observation and your ability to express them are fantastic. Very easy to imagine faces, places and personalities and situations. Every musician and layperson interested in the jazz life should read. "            Alan Broadbent, musician

 

"Kudos to Dred Scott – I can’t write anything after 5 bonghits, let alone 50,000!"      Guido the Clown

 

 

A hilariously entertaining read from a guy who’s seen a lot in the course of being a terrific musician.       Kay Cordtz, writer

                                                                                                      

 

"...had a ball reading it. Very funny (I expected no less), thoughtful, unexpectedly moving in places....You make it look easy. You got a way with words, boy!"        Nelson Kim, filmmaker

                                                                                               

 

"I am reading his book slowly because it's a fine wine of observations, scathing satire, a lot of love and appreciation for life in a fascinating portrait of a musician and insightful man in the margin of the various places, cultures, scenes and circumstances his talent sends him. I love this book."             Don Bajema, writer

                                                                                                                           


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                      I was to MD the 60-somethingth yearly San Franscisco Mime Troupe show this past summer and well, it got cancelled. So The Troupe decided to serialize it in a bi-weekly radio show. I produced the music. There are 10 episodes. Power to the People.                                

 

                                                         TALES OF THE RESISTANCE WILL RUN INTO SEPTEMBER. NEW EPISODES
                                                                  EVERY TWO WEEKS!! AND YOU CAN ALWAYS HEAR IT ANYTIME AT

                                                                                                                   SFMT.ORG

 

 


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
Sasha Dobson
Smalls livestream
5pm
Neal Miner - bass
dred - piano
Mauro Refosco - percussion
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - alto sax
Kenny Wolleson - drums

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7
dred scott's West Coast Jazz Revival
Smalls Livestream
5pm
dred - piano
Kenny Brooks - tenor sax
Evan Fransis - alto sax
Diego Voglino - drums
Sam Bevan - bass

 



IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018, I released my last album, dred scott rides alone

It's been a minute since the maestro of maelstrom has recorded, and now he returns to the studio to record ALL of the musical parts to his new album - dred scott rides alone. The compositions are sublime, perhaps dred's most accessible and gentle writing and playing in his storied career. dred scott rides alone stands as a mature and melodic statement of life and love. dred scott rides alone released on September 21. 

WATCH! the EPK for dred scott rides alone

 

 

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