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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Scott’

Died On This Date (February 27, 2010) Nathan Scott / Prolific TV & Film Composer

Posted by themusicsover on February 27, 2010

Nathan Scott
May 11, 1915 – February 27, 2010

nathan-scottNathan Scott was a prolific composer and arranger who had over 100 film and TV music credits to his name.  Over a career that spanned from the early ’40s through the ’70s, Scott helped create the music of such television shows as Lassie, Dragnet, My Three Sons, Rawhide, and The Twilight Zone.  His film credits include The Color Purple and Wake of the Red Witch.  He was also the father of Grammy-winning saxophonist, Tom Scott.  Nathan Scott died of natural causes on February 27, 2010.



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Died On This Date (November 12, 1998) Kenny Kirkland / Noted Jazz Pianist

Posted by themusicsover on November 12, 2009

Kenny Kirkland
September 28, 1955 – November 12, 1998

Kenny KirklandKenny Kirkland was one of the most influential jazz pianist of recent years.  Kirkland was just six years old when he began learning to play the piano.  and by the time he reached his early 20s, Kirkland was touring Europe professionally.  Although Kirkland’s career was cut short after just 25 years, he performed or recorded with many of the top names of contemporary jazz.  That list includes Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Stanley Jordan, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Eubanks, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, and Stanley Clarke.   He even spent a short period playing piano in the Tonight Show band.  Kenny Kirkland died of congestive heart failure at the age of 43.

Thanks to jazz historian, Steve Myers for the assist.



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