Honeysuckle Breeze

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Before he developed into a star composer and arranger, Tom Scott was an ambitious 19 year-old saxophonist looking for his big break in 1967. The opportunity came when legendary jazz label Impulse paired Scott with 9-piece vocal group The California Dreamers and allowed the young musician to take the helm as a band leader, with The Honeysuckle Breeze as the spectacular result. This rare and long out-of-print album features Scott leading a stellar lineup of sessions players Bill Plummer (sitar), Glen Campbell (guitar) and Carol Kaye (bass) among them through warm, smooth versions of songs by The Beatles ( She s Leaving Home ), Donovan ( Mellow Yellow ), Joan Baez ( North ) and Jefferson Airplane ( Today ), which many will recognize from it s sampling in the Pete Rock & CL Smooth classic “T.R.O.Y.” Resurrected, refurbished and remastered by the talented folks at Get On Down, Scott’s debut record sparkles with a high quality digital audio transfer from the original master tapes and is packaged in a gatefold paste-on case with a dust sleeve and obi strip. Don’t let this “Breeze” pass you by.