Scott, Bobby

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Scott, Bobby

Scott, Bobby, jazz-pop pianist, songwriter, composer, singer; b. N.Y., Jan. 29, 1937; d. there, Nov. 5, 1990. He studied music with Edvard Moritz, then worked with Louis Prima, Tony Scott, and Gene Krupa, with whom he toured in JATP in 1955. In the 1950s and 1960s, Scott recorded trio, combo, and big band albums. A number he composed for the play A Taste of Honey (1961), became a hit for several artists in the 1960s. He continued composing, arranging, producing, and performing into the 1970s and 1980s. He also recorded chamber music works in the 1970s.

Discography

Great Scott (1954); Compositions of Bobby Scott, Vol. 1 (1954); Scott Free (1955); Bobby Scott and Two Horns (1956); Complete Musician (1960); I Had a Ball (1964); Robert William Scott (1971); Forecast: Rain with Sunny Skies (1978).

—Lewis Porter