Scott Reed, known by his friends as Scott, is
considered by many
musicians as a "musician's singer."
Scott was one of
New York City's top featured headliners
sensitive and intelligent interpretation of lyrics
trigger timing, perfect pitch and impeccable
phrasing," is one
critic's praise of Scott's voice and talent. "He has a way of
bending notes that are so fitting for jazz
vocals and of
holding a note long enough to give it the
proper place and
meaning," says another.
Scott grew up
in Sonora, a small town in Northern California. He was immensely
popular as a musician/singer and was the first one in his community to
have a recording contract. When he moved to San Francisco, he was featured
for more than two years in a club on Geary Street, all the while
perfecting his talent and planning for that big trip to New York.
In New York, he immediately was booked in the Marco Polo Lounge "Home of
the Mets" in the Traveler's Hotel at La Guardia Airport. He caught the
eye of several critics who wrote articles about his exceptional talent.
Landing top engagements in Manhattan, he developed a very large and loyal
For years, Scott was one of New York City's top featured headliners. His
engagements were often long and in "reservations only" supper clubs. He
made Earl Wilson's column and had the honor of being featured weekly in
the prestigious New Yorker Magazine.
He moved back to San Francisco and held a very long engagement at the
Holiday Inn, Fisherman's Wharf. He has chosen to be out of the limelight
in order to devote the necessary time to this project and future projects.
MELODIC MOOD is the result of a solo and truly unique endeavor.
Scott has composed all arrangements and played all musical parts on a
digital music workstation in real-time recording using a multi-track
sequencer. He did the vocals and completely engineered the project through
the final mix and digital master. There were no drum machines, preset
rhythms, sampling or use of other people's ideas. Scott insisted on an
"honest" album that was entirely his. The result is a large production
work where the arranger/musician (Scott) and the vocalist (Scott) have a