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The L.A. Express

Band, *1973 US
Jazz and R&B/Soul

The L.A. Express was an American jazz-pop ensemble. Members of L.A. Express played on several Joni Mitchell albums, including The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Miles of Aisles (1974).The band also had two jazz instrumental albums on their own - L.A. Express (1976), and Shadow Play (1976). The latter featured backing vocals and cover art by Mitchell. Both albums were recorded at James Guercio's Caribou Ranch studio and were the first albums released on the Caribou label.The L.A. Express formed in 1973 as the backing band for jazz saxophonist Tom Scott.

        
Members
PortraitJoe Sample
key, p 1939-2014 US
PortraitTom Scott
sax *1948 US
PortraitPeter Maunu
g *1953 US
PortraitJohn Guerin
dr, perc 1939-2004 US
PortraitMax Bennett
b *1928 US
PortraitLarry Nash
p *1952
PortraitRobben Ford
g, voc, eg *1951 US
PortraitVictor Feldman
vib, p, perc 1934-1987 GB
PortraitLarry Carlton
g *1948 US
PortraitDavid Luell
bs, ss, ts US

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
L.A. Express / Shadow PlayThe L.A. Express2017Compil.
Smokin' SectionTom Scott & The L.A. Express1999Album
BluestreakTom Scott And The L.A. Express1996Album
Dance The Night AwayThe L.A. Express1976Album
Midnite FliteThe L.A. Express1976Single
L.A. ExpressThe L.A. Express1976Album
Shadow PlayThe L.A. Express1976Album
Down The MiddleThe L.A. Express1976Single
Tom CatTom Scott & The L.A. Express1975Album
Rock Island Rocket / RefriedTom Scott And The L.A. Express1975Single
Strut Your Stuff / Escurriéndose En El Pasado (Sneakin' In The Back)Tom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Tom Cat / Keep On Doin' ItTom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Tom Scott And The L.A. ExpressTom Scott & The L.A. Express1974Album
Jump Back / T.C.B. In ETom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Strut Your Stuff / Sneakin' In The BackTom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Miles Of AislesJoni Mitchell & The L.A. Express1974Album
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