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I am continually adding studio recordings and live recordings to this site. Most recently I acquired the live recording of a trio I performed with a few weeks ago at the Commercial Taphouse in Richmond,Va. The group included Scott Burton and Scott Clark and was aptly named “Scrio”, in consideration of our names all consisting of Scott’s. This group was formed in response to the unavailability of members from another group to perform. So, after a little discussion and agreement, we did a 3 hour rehearsal and performance. The material we performed was original compositions by Scott Clark, two American Indian spirituals, and a handful of covers I transcribed. Two of these transcriptions were composed by the famous saxophonist, Thomas Chapin.
Thomas Chapin was a hugely influential composer and saxophonist of the 1980′s and 90′s. He was not only recognized for his ability with the instrument, but also his compositional talents and contribution to progressive jazz found in the experimental New York City downtown art scene. A lot of great information can be found at the archival website, www.thomaschapin.com . The video posted below is of a live performance by Thomas Chapin at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1995.