New Music Critique: Marilyn Scott

Marilyn Scott
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Web: marilynscott.com

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Style: Jazz

Veteran singer and songwriter Marilyn Scott and her full band of excellent players deliver a spate of songs addressing the ongoing threat of climate change and the infinite value of our planet.  Gotta also compliment the folks behind the board, who captured these performers in such rich, resonant tones. On “Irreplaceable,” Scott shows how cool a singer she is, while her nimble band conjures the feel of fusion jazzers Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius. “The Landscape” is a story song in which Scott intones “Let the wilderness be your church.” On “Tomorrow” she warns of the imminent threat to our lives on Earth. In straightforward lyrics, Scott says what she means and means what she says. And we should all listen.