The opportunity to experience the sensuous melodic voice of Marilyn Scott is an opportunity that should not be missed. With a style etched in classic jazz, Marilyn is well-equipped to entertain and mesmerize her listeners with music that is soothing to the mind. Having recorded seven albums during her career, she has just released her latest CD entitled 'Nightcap' on the Prana Entertainment Record Label. From a personal perspective, the recording highlights her abilities as a highly stylized jazz singer. On this her second release for Prana Entertainment, she does an exceptional job of blending the influences of blues, jazz and swing in a most unique way. Coupled with acoustic instrumentation as well as some of the finest arrangements around to day, Marilyn's approach to vocalese runs the gamut of classic sounding interpretive melodies.
According to Marilyn Scott, 'Nightcap' makes a definite and distinct "emotional connection" in the pursuit of "life and love". To assist in making her point pristinely clear, she utilizes the talented skills of George Duke and a host of other stellar musicians. Having collaborated with one another on previous projects, Marilyn and George find musical magic together. Their jazz perspective and close attention to detail pushes the focus of this album forward lyrically and musically. With Duke's influences coupled with Marilyn's descriptive singing, this CD has helped to fill a few of the gaps left by Ella, Sarah, Carmen and those of some of the finest female jazz singers of our time. Much of what Scott brings to the table on 'Nightcap' sticks to the traditions of the past; however, the release plays well in both jazz and pop arenas of today. The measure of talent exhibited by Marilyn Scott has the ingredients of intimacy and sensitivity on each of the eight tracts. By all accounts and given the level of exposure it deserves, 'Nightcap' is sure to be a recording worth keeping in any jazz collection.