New Videos and Music
A haunting melody, featuring the veille (Medieval violin) and fretless bass, with an anti-war sentiment,
“Gypsy Mother and the Royal Bastard” features the marvelous Shira Kammen on medieval violin, the veille,
trading the melody with fretless bass, a more unusual paring 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/cd/erikscott5
“Free” the vocal version from “and the Earth Bleeds”, there is a re-mixed & re-arranged instrumental
version on the new album “Spirits”
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.
Video for the title song, using the images of the visual artist Kira Carrillo Corser.
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
An Interview with Robert Silverstein of MWE3.com
Music Express Review-Interview “And the Earth Bleeds” by Robert Silverstein
Shira Kammen also graced the album further by playing the veille on “Gypsy Mother and the Royal Bastard” and “The Battle for Neverland”.
Other friends, Phil Miller, John Mader, Chris ‘Bone’ Cameron, John Pirruccello, Steve Eisen, Hank Guaglianone and Mari Mack all stopped by for a bit on this record and left their mark. A complete set of credits is, of course , in the artwork of the CD.
I have just set up the new website, so it will grow. “And the Earth Bleeds”, the CD, samples of which will shortly be available right here, is available right now at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.
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 page, like everybody else, and an ‘artist’ page, under erik scott aka/ eski, so come on by and see what is going on.
FORTY THIEVES A video with music themed around the story of Ali Baba and his gang.