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Tom Scott

sax, *1948 US
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Conductor of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Thomas Wright Scott

American saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and leader of the west coast jazz fusion ensemble, The L.A. Express. He was born May 19th, 1948 in Los Angeles. His best-known work is the theme-tune for the 1970 TV series Starsky and Hutch. He has made 26 solo recordings, numerous film and television scoring credits and countless appearances on records by such diverse artists as Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra. He is also an original member of The Blues Brothers Band and noted for playing the Lyricon and flute. For the prog rock / avant jazz saxophonist, member of The Muffins and engineer based in Washington D.C., see Tom Scott (2).

  • Saxophone
  • Tenor sax
  • Synthesizer
  • Flute
  • Soprano sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Sure Enough on Desire by Tom Scott
Today on California Dreamin': Jazz Exotica by Various Artists
Anytime, Anyplace on Night Creatures by Tom Scott
You've Got A Friend In Me on Toy Story 2 by Various Artists
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) on Duets by Frank Sinatra
Strut Your Stuff on Tom Scott And The L.A. Express by Tom Scott
Come Back to Me on Target by Tom Scott
Chuck and Chick on Cool Man Cool by Various Artists
Cruisin' Bayou on Smokin' Section by Tom Scott And The L.A. Express
Shadows on The Best Of Tom Scott by Tom Scott

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
TodayTom Scott With The California Dreamers2018Single
Desire / TargetTom Scott2015Compil.
Home Suite HomePatrick Williams Featuring Patti Austin • Frank Sinatra Jr. • Tierney Sutton • Dave Grusin • Tom Scott • Arturo Sandoval • Peter Erskine2015Album
Tom Scott & The L.A. Express / Tom Cat / New York ConnectionTom Scott2014Compil.
Today / T.R.O.Y.Tom Scott / Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth2014Single
Blow It Out / Intimate Strangers / Street BeatTom Scott2013Compil.
Master Of Funk: The Essential Albums 1974-1977Tom Scott2013Compil.
Telling StoriesTom Scott Presents Paulette McWilliams2012Album
Today / Ain't Got Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)Tom Scott / The Ambassadors2010Single
DestinationMSM Schmidt Featuring Dean Brown, Brandon Fields, Ric Fierabracci, Mitchel Forman, Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Chuck Loeb, Alex Machacek, Eric Marienthal, Simon Phillips, Joel Rosenblatt, Tom Scott, Steve Tavaglione2009Album
Neighbors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Bill Conti / Tom Scott2007Album
Bebop UnitedTom Scott Featuring Special Guest Phil Woods2006Album
New Found FreedomTom Scott2002Album
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes / Battle For The Planet Of The ApesTom Scott / Leonard Rosenman2001Compil.
Smokin' SectionTom Scott & The L.A. Express1999Album
Tom ScottTom Scott1998Compil.
BluestreakTom Scott And The L.A. Express1996Album
Night CreaturesTom Scott1995Album
The First Lady On BassCarol Kaye Featuring Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mark Soskin, Joe Sample, Tom Scott1994Album
Reed My LipsTom Scott1994Album
Sarah, SarahTom Scott1994Single
Hotel EdenGene Terramani Featuring: Tom Scott, Brian Bromberg, Tony Morales, Steve Reid1993Album
Born AgainTom Scott1992Album
Keep This Love AliveTom Scott1991Album
Them ChangesTom Scott1990Album
Echoes Of Ellington Vol. 2Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Tom Scott1989Album
Echoes Of Ellington Vol. 1Dianne Reeves, Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Robben Ford, Bill Evans1989Album
GRP Super LiveDave Grusin / Lee Ritenour / Chick Corea / Diane Schuur / Tom Scott1988Album
GRP Super LiveDave Grusin / Lee Ritenour / Chick Corea / Diane Schuur / Tom Scott1988Album
FlashpointTom Scott1988Album
Brooklyn BluesBarry Manilow Featuring Tom Scott1987Single
StreamlinesTom Scott1987Album
One Night / One DayTom Scott1986Album
Come Back To MeTom Scott1983Single
TargetTom Scott1983Album
Got To Get Out Of New York / AerobiaTom Scott1983Album
Sure Enough / The Only OneTom Scott1982Single
DesireTom Scott1982Album
Got 'Em Where You Want 'EmTom Scott1981Single
So White And So FunkyTom Scott1981Single
Apple JuiceTom Scott1981Album
The Best Of Tom ScottTom Scott1980Compil.
The Best Of Tom ScottTom Scott1980Compil.
Rapture PracticeTom Scott, Kevin Hardy1979Album
Street BeatTom Scott1979Album
Street BeatTom Scott1979Single
AlivemutherforyaBilly Cobham · Steve Khan · Alphonso Johnson · Tom Scott1978Album
Intimate StrangersTom Scott1978Album
FoundationsTom Scott / John Klemmer / Gato Barbieri1978Compil.
Beautiful MusicTom Scott1978Single
Blow It OutTom Scott1977Album
Gotcha (Theme From "Starsky & Hutch")Tom Scott1977Single
Rock Island Rocket / RefriedTom Scott And The L.A. Express1975Single
New York ConnectionTom Scott1975Album
Tom CatTom Scott & The L.A. Express1975Album
Uptown & Country / Appolonia (Foxtrata)Tom Scott1975Single
Tom Scott In L.A.Tom Scott1975Compil.
Time And Love / Dirty Old ManTom Scott1975Single
Jump Back / T.C.B. In ETom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Tom Scott And The L.A. ExpressTom Scott & The L.A. Express1974Album
Strut Your Stuff / Escurriéndose En El Pasado (Sneakin' In The Back)Tom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Strut Your Stuff / Sneakin' In The BackTom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Tom Cat / Keep On Doin' ItTom Scott And The L.A. Express1974Single
Great Scott!Tom Scott1972Album
Rural Still LifeTom Scott1968Album
The Honeysuckle BreezeTom Scott With The California Dreamers1967Album
Baby I Love YouTom Scott With The California Dreamers1967Single
Light My FireBob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra / Gabor Szabo With The California Dreamers And Tom Scott & Bill Plummer1967Album
Spirit FeelRoger Kellaway Featuring Tom Scott1967Album
Lookin' Out For Number SevenTom ScottSingle
Original TV-Score from: The Streets of San Francisco / The Professionals / Starsky & HutchPatrick Williams And His Orchestra, Laurie Johnson, Tom ScottAlbum
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