February 24, 2008

Scotty Hard in Da House


When Scott left Vancouver in the later 80's to go to NY, I had very mixed emotions. On one hand, I was losing my best friend, my musical comrade and songwriting partner, but on the other hand, I was encouraging my best friend to find his dream.
Over the years, Scott has worked with many incredible talents as an engineer, and producer, including Chris Rock, Wu Tang Clan, Chris and Kate, Crash Test Dummies, Teo Macero, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Sex Mob,
Prince Paul, De La Soul, the Jungle Brothers, Ultramagnetic MC's, Jazzy Jay, DJ Mark the 45 King, Stetsasonic, Brand Nubian, Black Sheep, Louie Vega, Fat Joe, Stereo MC's, PM Dawn, Major Force Posse, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Michael Blake, Salif Keita, Vernon Reid, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Lifer's Group.
He joined the hip-hop group New Kingdom with Jason and Sebastian, recording a few discs and touring the country, and recorded two solo records, his debut solo appearance on The Return of Kill Dog E. (WSCD034), and Radical Reconstructive Surgery, featuring Matthew Shipp, John Medeski, William Parker, Nasheet Waits, DJ Olive and Mauricio Takara. A process heavy record that recomposes a heavily improvised session. Part of Thirsty Ear's "Blue Series", which pairs contemporary jazz improvisers with hip hop producers. Released October 10, 2006.
Clearly, this guy has been gettin' busy. Now the next chapter begins, and just like you would expect, Scott is positive and overwhelmed with the outpouring of love from so many friends and fans. We are all praying for you, (WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, SCOTTY HARD), trying to be as creative as we can in coming up with ideas on how to make money to help with the astronomical medical bills that are accruing.

2 comments:

  1. I've been reading your blog for the last week or so. Scott is an old friend and it hard to be so helpless. It is very therapeutic to read your words and I appreciate it... but don't let it eat you alive, this is going to be a long haul.

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  2. Don't worry. I know it's a marathon. Thanks for the appreciation.
    Dennis

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