Press Reviews for "Thornewood"
“At a time of great conflict in our country – when words often fail us – music has the power to bridge divides. With his latest album Thornewood, released earlier this month, David Thorne Scott explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” - Laurie Fanelli
“[Thornewood] reflects David’s embrace of the power of song to unite people. As Pete Seeger said, “All songwriters are links in a chain.” His music and new album exemplify this connection, as he fearlessly merges legendary songwriters of different genres and generations. He invites Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Townes Van Zandt and John Denver all to the same party, and it’s a great one. ” - Paul Zollo
“Vocalist David Thorne Scott blends jazz and Americana on his forthcoming album, Thornewood... motivated by a desire to pacify the Red State Vs. Blue State thinking of the United States. “I want jazz fans to love the mournful hollow tone of wide-open spaces,” says Scott. “And I want fans of Americana music to love the electric crackle of city nights.”” - Matt Micucci
“Scott’s incredibly flexible, wide-ranging voice is, of course, at the center of “Thornewood,” which runs, stylistically, from a cool, jazzy, spare cover of John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” to a ballad-like version – with a country element – of Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” – done up as a duet with Paula Cole. Also on the program is the swinging original “The Dark Side,” which bursts into a scatting session, and Scott’s tender “Grow,” a deeply emotional song he wrote just after the birth of his first child, who is now 15.” - Ed Symkus
“Stories abound on his new album, Thornewood... material “from the Great American Songbook, plainspoken Texas songwriters and slick film composers,” as well as some of his originals, which are “inspired musically by hard bop, lyrically by the Great Plains.”” - Chris M. Junior
“On his terrific recently released album Thornewood, Boston’s own David Thorne Scott lets loose his gorgeous tenor voice on an eclectic lineup of Americana and jazz tunes by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, John Denver, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen, along with a group of beautifully crafted originals.” - Evelyn Rosenthal