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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
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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....
"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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