about the album
A beautiful record that brings tears of all kinds. Dred angers, confounds, and delights, with longtime bandmates, Ben Rubin on bass and Tony Mason, drums...it's jazz that leaves you with more questions than answers.
about the artist
Dred Scott grew up in St. Louis, but he honed his chops San Francisco Bay Area where he gained a reputation as an innovator as a leader of the ground-breaking jazz/hip-hop band Alphabet Soup. He has also recorded on nearly 40 albums with the likes of Don Byron, Anthony Braxton, John Adams, Cecil McBee, and Andrew Cyrille, and has performed with Levon Helm, Joe Henderson, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Weir, Ricky Lee Jones, Moby, the Berkeley Symphony (Kent Nagano) and many more. His trio, which includes his bassist of 12 years, Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) and drumming phenom Tony Mason (Joan Osborne, Leo Nocentelli, Bo Diddley, Charlie Hunter Trio), recently made their first appearance at the venerated 2008 Newport Jazz Festival and will also be appearing in the feature film Once More, With Feeling, starring Linda Fiorentino and Chazz Palmenteri. Dred Scott has also collaborated with some of the Lower East Side's most sought-after acts, including Norah Jones, Richard Julian, Sasha Dobson, Bill McHenry, Jay Collins, Rene Risque and the Art Lovers, Mudville and many others.