A funny and irreverent collection of autobiographical stories chronicling the life and times of musician Dred Scott. From his rebellious catholic school years, to gigs with famous artists like Patti Smith, Courtney Love, and Mary K. Blige. Chance encounters with celebrities like Lou Reed, Paul Shaffer, and Amy Sedaris. Weed-fueled misadventures with random denizens of New York City. Tales of travels, family, at least one hooker, and two marriages. Nate Chinen of the New York Times called Dred Scott “…a sly pianist-raconteur.” Drummer Anthony Pinciotti remarked, “50,000 is a gross underestimation.” Just do the math.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Absolutely funny, clever, serious, tender, shocking, absorbing! Your powers of observation and your ability to express them are fantastic. Very easy to imagine faces, places and personalities and situations. Every musician and layperson interested in the jazz life should read. "               
Alan Broadbent, musician

 

"Kudos to Dred Scott – I can’t write anything after 5 bonghits, let alone 50,000!"      
Guido the Clown

 

 

A hilariously entertaining read from a guy who’s seen a lot in the course of being a terrific musician.       
Kay Cordtz, writer

                                                                                                      

 

"...had a ball reading it. Very funny (I expected no less), thoughtful, unexpectedly moving in places....You make it look easy. You got a way with words, boy!"        
Nelson Kim, filmmaker

                                                                                               

 

"I am reading his book slowly because it's a fine wine of observations, scathing satire, a lot of love and appreciation for life in a fascinating portrait of a musician and insightful man in the margin of the various places, cultures, scenes and circumstances his talent sends him. I love this book."             
Don Bajema, writer

                                                                                                                           


YOU CAN BUY AN EBOOK OR PAPERBACK HERE.

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FRIDAY SEP 30
THE DRED SCOTT TRIO
The Flatiron Room
5:50-8:30pm
Diego Voglino, drums
Matt Clohesy, bass

TUESDAY OCT 11
THE DRED SCOTT TRIO
Bar Bayeux
8pm  one set
session to follow
Diego Voglino, drums
Gary Wang, bass

TUESDAY NOV 8
THE DRED SCOTT TRIO
Bar Bayeux
8pm  one set
session to follow
Diego Voglino, drums
Matt Pavolka, bass

FRIDAY NOV 11
CALI MAMBO
Bar Lunatico
9pm  two sets
Tom Beckham, vibes
Moses Patrou, percussions
Adam Chilenski, bass

TUESDAY NOV 15
THE DRED SCOTT TRIO
Mezzrow
7:30 and 9pm
Diego Voglino, drums

SATURDAY NOV 26
DRED SCOTT, SOLO PIANO
Byte
15 John st. Hoosick Falls, NY

 

The latest....

It's a private restaurant in a luxury high-rise on billionaire's row just for the tenants, their family and guests. I don't mention it because you can't go there. I'm mentioning it now because I want people to know I'm a lot busier than they might think. There are 5 shifts a week and while I don't play all of them - they are dark Friday and Saturday - I book the room and play there as often as I feel is appropriate. I see the same faces all the time - got to change it up. So I've been calling my tango friends, my Brazilian friends, my classical friends, my funky Nola friends and I started a band called, Cali Mambo, that features vibes and percussion. That band attracted an investor and we are working on a recording. 

I'm also working on the audio book version of 50,000 Bonghits. Should be out before xmas. Same with the Pacific Jazz Group recording I've had in the can since before the pandemic. Finally kicking that one out of the nest. Lastly, I'm woking on starting a Playboy After Dark sort of live stream where a few cats and (actual) hipsters hang out in a Manhattan apartment, having a party, telling stories and playing music. Look for it before the end of the year.
 

In other (old) news....

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018, I released my last album, dred scott rides alone

"It's been a minute since the maestro of maelstrom has recorded, and now he returns to the studio to record ALL of the musical parts to his new album - dred scott rides alone. The compositions are sublime, perhaps dred's most accessible and gentle writing and playing in his storied career. dred scott rides alone stands as a mature and melodic statement of life and love." Ropeadope Records Press Release

WATCH! the EPK for dred scott rides alone

 

 

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