Erik "eski" Scott

Spirits & Videos

saturn dolphin carib enhanced PEACE ON SATURN …Hitched a ride with some Dolphin friends to their vacation home on Saturn. Stayed on the saturn waterfront. John Pirruccello brought his steel guitar, I played some melody and rhythm basses (baritone guitar) and we entertained our hosts. Mickie made a video of the trip. PEACE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuJFE69KURg

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“Free” the vocal version from “and the Earth Bleeds”, There is a re-mixed & re-arranged instrumental version on the new album “Spirits” http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ErikScott

I had completely written and recorded “Free” as an instrumental, when we took a trip to the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh last August 2013.There I was reminded of the price some people have paid for their freedom, in this case William Wallace, former Guardian of Scotland (remember Braveheart?). It seemed that I needed to say a few words…not a lot…just a few. The melody, originally written on bass, took on such a haunting beauty when played on the veille (medieval violin) by Shira Kammen, that it seemed obvious it was the music to which I should write the lyrics that became “Free”. Paul Ebersold contributed to these. Ana Maria Botero, who along with guitarist Pablo Andres form the group RottViolent, graced the song with her voice. And Michael Scott from Sonia Dada contributed chorus vocals. I took some of the photos from Scotland and with the help of Jan Uvena made the video you see above.

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Featuring a veille (medieval violin) and fretless bass, “Gypsy Mother and the Royal Bastard” features the marvelous Shira Kammen on the veille,trading melody with the fretless bass, a more unusual duet perhaps. Working with Kira Carrillo Corser and her images, we tried to portray the visual theme in synergy with the music, to allow interpretation, while still presenting a point of view. The music has been edited down from the album version, and I do regret the shortening of the intro, with Shira’s very cool melodic interpretation, and I miss it, and hope you get a chance to hear the complete intro on record…
http://cdbaby.com/Artist/ErikScott

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‘Other Planets” If I was Leonard Nimoy, I could say “Come along as we journey thru some of the
vast spaces in Erik’s brain”…but Mr. Spock isn’t here at the moment, so I will merely mention that this is the first time I put images to one of my musical space voyages.

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Vocal version of “And The Earth Bleeds”. Kira Carrillo Corser, a photo-artist who uses art to further her environmental efforts, asked to use the music to introduce a convention concerning climate change in Sacramento California in August 2014. I was delighted to allow this, and she used her images to make this music video, as an effort to further encourage people to be aware of the situation. This vocal version is available from the same titled album, and an instrumental remix version is available on “Spirits”.

GREAT NEW REVIEWS / Interview on “AND THE EARTH BLEEDS”

The Huffington Post… A nice piece by Lorraine Devon Wilke
“The Evolution of Bassist Erik Scott From Alice Cooper To World Celtic”
Evolution of Bassist Erik Scott from Alice Cooper to World Celtic

Critical Jazz…Bop ‘N’ Jazz…”It’s Not Just Jazz Anymore”by Brent Black
Five Star

An Interview with Robert Silverstein of MWE3.com
Music Express Review-Interview “And the Earth Bleeds” by Robert Silverstein

We are trying to figure out a way for friends to comment, but the spammers and high-jackers jump all over any website like this and soon overrun it with their ads. So for now, if you’re a friend and would like to chat, or comment, I have a FB artist page, where you are invited to come by and hang…cheers.

FORTY THIEVES A video with music themed around the story of Ali Baba and his gang.

  1. Gregory Brumfield May 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT THE RADIO SHOW, IS A EXCELLENT WAY TO HEAR THIS CURRENT AGE OF MUSIC AND MUSCIANS IT GIVES A NEW CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND ALSO IMAGINATION I LOVE HEARING THE ONE ON ONE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE BAND. KEEP THRILLING THE AUDIENCES WITH THESE REMARKABLE TALENTED MUSCIANS AND SONG WRITERS AND MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA. THANK YOU ECHOES.

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  2. R.B.. June 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Very impressive and great work as always. Although we haven’t spoken much in the past few years you’ll always be alive in my heart in my mind in my memories. One of the great an closest friends I’ve ever had. love you brother.
    R.B.

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  3. Artur Chachlowski August 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Erik
    How are you?
    I would like to inform you taht tonight I have airplayed two tracks from your album on the MLWZ radio show http://www.mlwz.pl on Radio KRK 102.40 FM in Poland.
    Please visit the web site in order to see PLAYLIST (here’s the direct link:
    http://www.mlwz.ceti.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=14&Itemid=28
    and listen to the show in AUDIO section by downloading the file mlwz2014-08-24 (WinAmp required).
    I have also published the review of “And The earth Bleeds” album. It’s in Polish. Here’s the link:
    http://www.mlwz.ceti.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13705&Itemid=26
    Enjoy!
    Would you please sign the MLWZ Guestbook?…

    Best regards,

    Artur Chachlowski

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    • eski October 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      thanks Artur. Sorry for the time delay…un-avoidable. very happy to go to your sitemand leave a footprint.
      All the best, erik

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  4. Jon Neudorf October 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Hello Erik,

    My anme is Jon Neudorf. Here is my review of “and the Earth Bleeds”. Thanks!

    http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=16605

    Best Regards,
    Jon

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