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Kim Scott – Free To Be

In the highly competitive music market it is not easy for a flutist to assert herself. This also applies to the field of smooth jazz, where other flutists such as Althea Rene or Ragan Whiteside are striving for points of fame alongside Kim Scott.

Alabama based flutist Kim Scott knows the music business well enough after her albums Crossing Over (2011), Rite of Passage (2013) and Southern Heat (2016) to be aware of what matters. Strengthened by the innovative record label Innervision Records and perfectly connected with an exquisite team of accompanying musicians and producers, her new album Free To Be (2019) has all ingredients to become a winner.

The credits includes familiar names and distinct stars of the smooth jazz scene. As with her previous albums, main participant is producer Kelvin “Wu10” Wooten, who is also involved on keyboards and programming. Further musicians on selected tracks are Sean Michael Ray (bass), West Byrd (keyboards), Eric Essix (guitar), Jazmin Ghent (tenor sax), Jonathan Fritzen (piano), James Lloyd (various instruments), James “PJ” Spraggins (keyboards, drums, percussion and programming), Jaden Scott (keyboards and programming), Cameron Ross (alto sax), and Dimitri Turner (instrument programming).

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Kim Scott – Free To Be

Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD Crossing Over. Her next albums are Rite of Passage (2013) and Southern Heat (2016). Now she returns with her fourth album Free To Be (Innervision Records), scheduled for release July 19, 2019. James “PJ” Spraggins (drums), Sean Michael Ray (bass), Eric Essix (guitar) and many more are supporting Kim in recording the album.

On the new album you find a sensitive cover of The Look of Love, a popular song composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  Kim Scott teams up with smooth jazz hit maker, Jonathan Fritzen on her new single, Emerge, her co-writer who creates beautiful harmonies and a stunning piano solo. This song captured the Number 1 place on the Smooth Jazz National Airplay Billboard Charts. Further songs are Best Part, Free To Be, J’s Groove (named after Kim’s son), The Prayer, No Worries and more.

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Kim Scott – Southern Heat

Birmingham, Alabama based flutist Kim Scott has already released the albums Crossing Over (2011) and Rite of Passage (2013). Her third album Southern Heat (2016) does not only show the flutist but increasingly more the vocalist.

Kim performs on the new album with James “PJ” Spraggins, Ron Otis (drums), Sean Michael Ray (bass), Eric Essix, Michael “Big Mike” Hart (guitar), Kelvin Wooten (rhythm guitar, keyboards, synth bass, programming), Lin Rountree (trumpet), Jim Lowe III (programming, horn arrangement), Darryl Tibbs (percussion) and more.

The starter Billie Jean is best known as one of the musical diamonds by the late king of Pop Michael Jackson. Kim Scott serves a pristine rendition of this popular song with a tasty flute. Fantastic Voyage surprises with heavy funk, a genre already adapted to smooth jazz namely by Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer and Wayman Tisdale.

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Kim Scott – Rite of Passage

Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD “Crossing Over“. The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility.

She is in demand for her high-energy performances, having been invited to play the Preserve Jazz Festival, Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, and Catalina Island Jazz Traxx Festival, among others. Kim is Chair of the Music Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and has been an educator for 13 years. She is proud to pass her musical knowledge onto her students. Classically trained, she is a member of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and performs in solo recitals and concerts across the United States and abroad.

I’ve been a fan of flute, and jazz flute in particular, since the mid-70’s, with albums by Hubert Laws, Dave Valentin, Bobbi Humphrey and Kent Jordan on my shelves. I was intrigued to hear an album by a player I’d never heard before.

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Kim Scott – Rite of Passage

RiteofPassageComing to a music online store near you is the new project from up and coming flautist Kim Scott entitled, Rite of Passage on May 18th, 2013.  The new album, produced by Grammy nominee Kelvin Wooten, keeps the groove in check and showcases Ms. Scott’s amazing talent on the flute. The lead single from the CD, a Jill Scott cover, “Golden” is available now and is steadily climbing jazz charts around the globe.

Visit Ms. Scott’s website for bio, purchase, and additional information. There’s even song samples from the new CD available there as well! Thanks to T.U.M.S. for spreading the news.

Classically trained flutist, Kim Scott, is new to the jazz scene. Her debut album, Crossing Over, was recorded on the Lenoah Records label and was produced by Keith “Cashmere” Williams. It has been acclaimed to be one of those albums everyone should have in their library! Known for her smooth, lyrical and seductive melodies, Kim Scott challenges the smooth and contemporary jazz scene with remakes of “Spain” by Chick Corea, “Rain” by Jaco Pastorius, “Deja Vu” by Beyonce and even introduces the world to her writing style with the title track from her album, “Crossing Over”. Backed by a dynamic quartet (bass, keys, guitar and drum set), Ms. Scott has wowed audiences with her live performances, showcasing impeccable technique and captivating musicality. Influenced by urban and cultural music, Kim Scott’s music is appealing to all music lovers!

Kim Scott – Crossing Over

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama Kim Scott already toured around the world with her flute and harp ensemble Kimoni Duo, with Monica Hargrave, harp, and as a soloist with professional combos and orchestras across the United States and South America.. She is teaching flute at the Alabama School of Fine Arts as Chair of the Department of Music.

Her debut album Crossing Over was produced by Keith “Cashmere” Williams, who played guitar on the lead track, Rain and Olivia. Also, Dave Crenshaw of the Lionns Den produced, co-wrote and played keys on Crossing Over. In addition, I’d like to acknowledge Kelvin Benion on keys for his work in the Bob Baldwin tune, Meu Amigo, Meu Amante. The starting track Crossing Over has the right groove to keep you captivated from first to last note. Kim’s divine flute play is perfectly framed by keyboards, guitar and other instruments.

With her great intuition she gets the most out of Beyoncé Knowles’ song Déjà Vu. Rain is a song by SMV from their album Release Some Tension (1997) based on Jaco Pastorius’s Portrait of Tracy. Norman Brown covered the song on his album Celebration (2003). On Kim’s version she interprets vocals and flute with immense intensity. On Unthinkable (Im Ready) Kim gives huge respect to Alicia Keys’s original.

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Kim Scott – Crossing Over

Classically trained flutist, Kim Scott, is new to the jazz scene. Her debut album, Crossing Over, was recorded on the Lenoah Records label and was produced by Keith “Cashmere” Williams. It has been acclaimed to be one of those albums everyone should have in their library!

Known for her smooth, lyrical and seductive melodies, Kim Scott challenges the smooth and contemporary jazz scene with remakes of “Spain” by Chick Corea, “Rain” by Jaco Pastorius, “Deja Vu” by Beyonce and even introduces the world to her writing style with the title track from her album, Crossing Over.

Backed by a dynamic quartet (bass, keys, guitar and drum set), Ms. Scott has wowed audiences with her live performances, showcasing impeccable technique and captivating musicality. Influenced by urban and cultural music, Kim Scott’s music is appealing to all music lovers!

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