Review Fix Exclusive: Marilyn Scott Talks ‘Get Christmas Started’

Review Fix chats with singer Marilyn Scott , who breaks down the creative process behind her big band Christmas album, “Get Christmas Started.”

Review Fix: What makes this Christmas album different?

Marilyn Scott: I think a “live” situation makes it unique, not too many around. And of course the lineup of great musicians with kickin’ solos.

Review Fix: Your band is wonderful- was it hard to get them all together?

Scott: It was hard because all these guys had other gigs in town and other rehearsals. The best I could do was one rehearsal a week before the gig. Kind of hairy.

Review Fix: How inspires you vocally? Why?

Scott: Well I am thankful it has been with me all my life. My friends are musicians. We inspire each other with listening to each other at gigs and shows.

Review Fix: What was it like to work with Jimmy Haslip?

Scott: It was Jimmy’s idea to record this gig. He is one of the nicest people I have ever meant. Very fun to work with.

Review Fix: What’s your favorite song on the album, why?

Scott: I really like them all, but if I had to choose one I would say “Merry Christmas Baby”  it is a classic.

Review Fix: What was the creative process like for your version of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” ?

Scott: We treated everything in a rhythm and blues vibe, that was the kind of show it was. Everybody get up and dance thing. Rudolph was from a Temptations record I had and we just added horns and how ever it went, it went. Always a fun way to do it letting solos just fly.

Review Fix: How do you want this album to be remembered?

Scott: Cook with it, Start a party with it, get yourself in the mood.

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