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date: 14 December 2019

Scott, Shirley locked

  • Jonas Westover

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(b Philadelphia, PA, March 14, 1934; d Philadelphia, PA, March 10, 2002). American jazz organist and pianist. As a young girl, Scott learned to play both the trumpet and the piano, and soon began playing in small Philadelphia clubs, where she had the opportunity to work with John Coltrane. She was introduced to the Hammond organ at some point during the mid-1950s, and quickly made it her own. Upon hearing her play, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis invited her to join his band. The result was an impressive series of concerts and recordings on the Prestige label; their output between 1956 and 1958 included the Davis “Cookbook” albums. She then pursued a solo career for a time, starting with the album Shirley’s Sounds (1958, Prestige) and continuing with many well-received records into the next decade, 23 of which were for Prestige (1958–64), ten for Impulse (1963–68...

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