Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Texas tenor saxman Clifford Scott was born June 21, 1928. Perhaps most famous for his classic solo in Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk, Pt. 2," Scott also played with Jay McShann, Amos Milburn, and Lionel Hampton before joining Doggett. Later, he worked with Ray Charles and recorded several albums as a leader on King and Pacific Jazz, none of which received much recognition. He moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and worked in the soul-jazz scene for a number of years, eventually returning to San Antonio in the early '70s. Later in his life, he made a few albums that also didn't generate much attention and a recording with Wild Bill Davis in 1986 in Zurich. Clifford Scott died April 19, 1993.