Tom Scott: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


Tom Scott


Cannon Re-Loaded (Concord 30236)

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Tom Scott (alto sax), Terence Blanchard (trumpet), George Duke (keyboards), Marcus Miller (bass), Steve Gadd (drums),

Larry Goldings (B-3 organ)


Composed by Joe Zawinul


Recorded: North Hollywood, November 27-28, 2006


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

Tom Scott gathered together a very hot band for his Cannonball Adderley tribute CD Cannon Re-Loaded. With Terence Blanchard, George Duke, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller and Larry Goldings on hand, the groove is in good hands. On this track, Scott tackles Adderley's biggest hit, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and keeps it in-the-pocket with a smooth, medium tempo rendition. There are no theatrics or grandstanding here, just a lot of soulful playing from all participants. Scott and Blanchard offer strong solos, but give credit to the rhythm section with its loose, airy swing. Cannonball would be proud.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia


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