Shirley Scott

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Shirley Scott
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Background information
Born (1934-03-14)March 14, 1934
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 10, 2002(2002-03-10) (aged 67)
Philadelphia
Genres Jazz, hard bop, soul jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, educator
Instruments Organ, piano
Years active 1955–1995
Labels Prestige, Cadet, Strata-East, Muse, Candid
Associated acts Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest

Shirley Scott (March 14, 1934 – March 10, 2002) was an American jazz organist.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Scott studied trumpet and piano in school. As a performer in the 1950s, she played the Hammond B-3 organ. Her recordings with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis included the hit "In the Kitchen". Influenced by gospel and blues, she played soul jazz in the 1960s with Stanley Turrentine, who became her husband during the same decade.

Although organ trios declined in popularity during the 1970s, they resurged in the 1980s and she recorded again. In the 1990s, she recorded as pianist in a trio and performed at venues in Philadelphia.[1] She was also a jazz educator.

Scott won an $8 million settlement in 2000 against American Home Products, the manufacturers of the diet drug fen-phen. She died of heart failure in 2002.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

With Stanley Turrentine

As sidewoman[edit]

With Mildred Anderson

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

With Jimmy Forrest

  • 1978: Heart of the Forrest (Palo Alto)

With Al Grey

  • 1977: Al Grey Jazz All Stars: Travelers Lounge Live (Travelers)
  • 1979: Al Grey/Jimmy Forrest Quintet: Live at Rick's (Aviva)

With Joe Newman

With Al Smith

  • 1959: Hear My Blues (Bluesville)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Shirley Scott". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2018. 
  2. ^ 'Organ queen' Shirley Scott dies". March 13, 2002. New Pittsburgh Courier.
  3. ^ "Shirley Scott | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2018. 

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