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nude popes continue to play the blues at speedy romeo every tuesday. it's rib nite.
OCT 9 dred scott trio at rockwood stage 3
it's the softer side of dred...a gentle behinder, if you will - songs for lovers only.
it's a ticketed show in a beautiful, new and intimate venue with no bar, although
there's a one drink minimum. and the ticket price is $10. but so worth it. very intimate.
nice baldwin. i checked it out. basically acoustic. i'd love to hear me in that setting.
OCT 31 dred scott 8th annual hallowwen show
rockwood stage 1 midnite
mc extra cheese
ben rubin, bass
diego voglino, drums
steve elliot, guitar
more special guests, tba
i can see by the last update date that i'm going to need to do better than every two months
if people are going to be stopping by on a semi-regular basis. well, there's always the twitter
feed and the facebook page but i'm not the best updater of that shit either. so...what am i
trying to say? basically, the rockwood gig ran it's course and i got remarried and had a kid
and i got a steady gig playing solo piano in a very nice place and i guess i'm kind of 'sonny
on the bridge' at this point. i feel like i'm just kind of regrouping - listening, studying, practicing
and supporting my new family. i don't even know how to refer to my career, if i ever did, other
than this is the next stop on the journey, or rather through point - a kind of of inaction, publicly,
anyway. but i have plans, as the rev. jim jones said, big plans. nothing messianic or suicidal,
just musical - fugues, triple fugues and sexy sextuplet fugues, choral music from the depths of
neptune, operas about mundane occurances and sub-ambient, somnambulent freely improvised
mood music i call, deep water horizon. and maybe i'll finish the book i'm working on, 50,000 bonghits,
a kind of memoir. and the book of poems. and the book of song lyrics. and the stippling series of
bay ridge bungalows. and the photo essay of buildings that have a 'fallout shelter' sign somewhere
on the facade or of the one with all the barber shops i've ever been to. actually, i have been taking
those photos. a coffe table book, maybe. what else? i don't know....i'd like to go to scotland and play
some golf before i get too old to play good. and i'd like watch my daughter grow up. and continue
to plan and scheme.
NEW DATES: september 23 - smalls - 7:30pm bill campbell, drums spencer murphy, bass
october 9 - rockwood music hall stage 3 - 10pm bill campbell drums spencer murphy, bass
stage 3 is a new room that seats 60 and is much quiter than the other two rooms. i played on
stage 1 every tuesday nite for six years during which time we were the first band to play on stage 2.
now ken has asked to play the new room and i am honored and excited. it should be an intimate show.
ALSO : october 31 - the 8th annual dred scott halloween show - rockwood music hall stage 1 - midnite
ben rubin, bass diego voglino
special guests - carol lipnik and mc extra cheese
i'm in the middle of shooting a 52 episode show for the veria network called, yogapalooza, with bari koral.
it's a yoga and movement show for kids and i'm like the paul shaffer sidekick dude. we just played wolftrap
and in august we're going to nashville to record the new record. brad jones, producing.
i'm playing in a blues band called THE NUDE POPES and we play every tuesday nite at SPEEDY ROMEO
in brooklyn. 7-11pm dave phelps plays guitar and sings. mike lavolpe, drums and i play bass and specialize
in singing zz top songs. it's rib nite at speedy romeo. the chef-owner, JUSTIN BAZDERICH, is an old friend
of my wife's and it's been great to get to know him. he catered our wedding party. my family still talks about the food.
dude is a bad-ass, for reals, even though he got chopp'd on chopp'd. he just forgot to garnish some dish. wtf?
anyway.... c'mon down.
THE FORMER MEMBERS have just finished a 14 shows in 14 days tour of the uk. that's impressive for guys
not in their 60's. every cat in the band played at monterey pop in '67 - bruce barthol and david cohen were
w/ COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH, roy blumenthal w/ THE BLUES PROJECT and greg douglas w/
THE STEVE MILLER BAND, LINK WRAY, HOT TUNA and VAN MORRISON. their debut recording
is available on their website - recorded at hyde st. studios in sf, i produced and ben rubin mixed.
speaking of san fran...the sf jazz ctr has opened at franklin and fell and what do you know, they put
my name on the bldg right above chris botti and right below dave holland. you can also see donny mccaslin's
last name in the photo, an sf sax legend and super great cat. it is truly an honor.
and since september and till further notice i play solo piano on a beautiful steinway m at del posto in chelsea
thurs- sun, 7-11pm. it is the country's only 4-star italian restaurant, lidia and joe bastianich/mario bitali, owners.
celebrity sightings: annie ross, tony bennett, iggy pop, robert redford, the president of gabon, bill clinton,
mike myers, matt stone, olivia harrison, yoko ono, tim finchem, garrison keillor (2x), anthony zerbe, michael symon,
gordon ramsey, lou reed (2x), kim catrell, chole sevigny, les claypool, don rickles, savion glover, samantha mathis (3x).
the dred scott trio/going nowhere
this is my last trio recording. it's from 2012. ben rubin, bass. tony mason, drums. i wrote all the tunes but one and took the cover photo.
'This longtime working band, led by the sly pianist- raconteur Dred Scott, recently released “Going Nowhere” (Ropeadope), a good showcase for its puckish but aggressive take on postbop aerodynamics.' ny times
- 66 6ths
- final resting place
- apropos of nothing
- mojo rhythm (son of yaah!)
- press play
- that lick i invented
- seven steps to heaven (feldman)
dred scott - prepared piano
my first solo piano recording - improvisations on a modified schafer and sons. live takes. no overdubs. no editing.
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