Scott Ambush

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Scott Ambush
Born April 28, 1960
Frederick, Maryland
Genres Jazz fusion
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Spyro Gyra

Scott Ambush is an American musician, best known as the bass player of jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra.[1][2][3]


He was born April 28, 1960 in Frederick, Maryland to Webster and Jeanette Lofton Ambush. He attended Urbana Elementary School in Urbana, Maryland, West Frederick Middle, and Frederick High School. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland at College Park.[4] While studying psychology during the day, he was introduced to the Washington, D.C. music scene at night. Through word of mouth, he was recommended for the bass job with Spyro Gyra and filled the bass space after audition. He made his studio debut with Spyro Gyra in 1992 on the album "Three Wishes".[5]


Albums (with Spyro Gyra)[edit]

Title Year of Release Label
Three Wishes[6] 1992 GRP
Dreams Beyond Control 1993 GRP
Love and Other Obsessions 1995 GRP
Heart Of The Night 1996 GRP
20/20 1997 GRP
Road Scholars (live) 1998 GRP
Got The Magic 1999 Windham Hill Jazz
In Modern Times 2001 Heads Up
Original Cinema 2003 Heads Up
The Deep End 2004 Heads Up
Wrapped in a Dream 2006 Heads Up
Good to Go-Go 2007 Heads Up
A Night Before Christmas 2008 Heads Up
Down the Wire 2009 Heads Up
A Foreign Affair 2011 Amherst Records
The Rhinebeck Sessions 2013 Crosseyed Bear

Albums (with Mindset)[edit]

Title Year of Release Label
Mindset 1991 na


  1. ^ "Interview - Scott Ambush - For Bass Players Only". For Bass Players Only. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Scott Ambush overview". TalkBass. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Band Bios – Spyro Gyra". SpyroGyra official. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Staff, Kristina Negas News-Post. "Fredericks Scott Ambush tours the world as Spyro Gyra bassist". Frederick News-Post. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Artist Search for "spyro gyra"". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Scott Ambush Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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