Out of Line
Don Scott announces the release of his debut CD: Out Of Line Out of Line, introducing Don Scott, is full of infectious modern jazz grooves and rich harmonic textures with edge-of-your-seat improvising. On this debut album the Toronto guitarist leads a quartet through ten original compositions propelled by a rhythm section that navigates the shifts between classic and modern jazz with groovy elements like jungle and rock, exhibiting a highly developed rhythmic sensibility. Fused by catchy yet quirky melodies and imaginative solos, the interplay of saxophone and guitar take the lead, while the rhythm section cooks up an unpredictable palate of support. Bringing to mind other trend setters, such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, David Binney, Jim Black, and Dave Douglas, Out of Line takes an organic and interactive approach to playing sophisticated modern jazz, creating a spirited and dynamic listening experience. On Out of Line, Don Scott is joined by some of the most exciting and unique players on the Canadian jazz scene: Quinsin Nachoff (tenor saxophone, clarinets) has been described as 'one of the truly bright jazz minds hereabouts" (Mark Miller - The Globe and Mail). '[Michael Herring's] bass soars and swoops and the overall impact is tremendous.' (Geoff Chapman - The Toronto Star) Nick Fraser 'not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal...truly talented." (Bill Stunt - CBC Radio) As a guitarist and composer Don Scott has emerged as one of Toronto's fresh new talents. His unique sound and approach to different styles of music is being sought after by musicians and audiences throughout Canada. Notably, Don has recorded and toured with Michael Herring's Vertigo featuring New York saxophonist, David Binney, performed head-to-head with legendary jazz-reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin, and toured Canada with British reggae legend Brinsley Forde (of Aswad) with Juno nominated Jason Wilson & Tabarruk. Don has attended the International Jazz Workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he forged many relationships with musicians from around the world and was exposed to many musical styles, influences, and inspirations. There, he had the opportunity to play and record a concert with Chris Potter and also share the stage with Jim Black, Dave Douglas, Django Bates, Kenny Werner, Johannes Weidenmuller, and Ari Hoenig. In Toronto, he has performed with such Toronto mainstays as Kevin Turcotte, John McLeod, Dave Restivo, Mike Murley, Nick "Brownman" Ali, Melissa Stylianou, and many more. Don leads his own quartet (with Quinsin Nachoff, Michael Herring, and Nick Fraser), co-leads God's Gift to Yoda (with Harley Card, Michael Herring, and Nico Dann), and performs in many musical projects in Toronto including Michael Herring's Vertigo (modern jazz), Jason Wilson & Tabarruk (reggae), Loitering Heroes (folk-rock), Methuselah (electronic), and Joe Sorbara's Pickle Juice Orchestra (improv). Don Scott is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Jazz Performance program, where he studied with Lorne Lofsky and Roy Patterson, and he has since become an integral part of a vibrant new wave of Toronto musicians. Don Scott's Out Of Line project recorded their debut CD, Out of Line in 2007. Other recordings include Loitering Heroes Beast Alert!, Michael Herring's Vertigo Coniferous Revenge, Jason Wilson The Peacemaker's Chauffeur, and God's Gift to Yoda Scribble Man and The Music of Sandra Biennale. FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT: Don Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org.