About the Scott Kyle Quintet, from Full Circle:

After growing up in Southern California playing and recording with the likes of John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal and Tom Kubis, Scott
delayed his arrival on the jazz scene for several years by moving to Lake Powell to pursue a lifestyle more focused on mountain biking,
skiing and wakeboarding than music.  At last though, living by the beach and playing jazz again, Scott's life has come
Full Circle.  

Alto saxophonist Christopher Hollyday toured the world as a solo artist and recorded four very successful albums for Novus Records
between 1989 and 1992.  Prior to that, he toured with Maynard Ferguson, achieving wide acclaim before the age of 22.  Christopher
eventually settled in San Diego to be a jazz educator.  He has maintained a low recording profile for years, so this release is a real
treat.  Jazz aficionados will recognize subtle ways in which Christopher’s playing has matured and evolved, making him sound better
than ever.

Robert Lawson, Justin Grinnell, and Dave Pschaida may be the best young jazz players you’ve never heard of.  Currently working on a
Masters degree in jazz at Cal Arts, Rob plays exquisitely, with Wes-like tone, swinging lines and a free-flowing modern harmonic
approach.  Justin recently completed his Masters in Jazz at SDSU, and his tasty playing has made him one of San Diego’s busiest
musicians.  Dave Pschaida also plays at SDSU and around San Diego, where he routinely knocks people out with his hip, low-key
style.

Full Circle was recorded at “In My Livingroom” studios in San Diego by Doug Meeuwsen, live like an old Blue Note recording.  The
quality of the recording is top notch, and Doug’s approach truly captured the interplay, energy, and spontaneity that makes jazz so
special.
Equipment

Scott plays a handmade Larry Minick jazz trombone, serial number Ex-3, built in 1979. This horn was one of the prototypes that led up
to the design Larry sold to Conn, which became the Conn 100h.

Scott plays an old style Bach 61/2 AL mouthpiece.

Scott plays a King 4b with F attachment for classical and low end gigs.

Scott's backup jazz horn is an amazing accident that he calls "the ugly duckling." Purchased from Steve Ferguson, the story goes that
this Bach model 6 jazz horn was literally run over by a truck. After straightening, the bell was mated to a King 3b slide. The horn is
laquor free and literally plays like it is alive.
About Scott Kyle:

Scott Kyle has played with many top jazz performers, including Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich,
Stan Kenton, Sammy Nestico, Clark Terry, George Duke, Bob Magnuson, Charles
McPherson, Roger Kellaway, John Patatucci, Tom Kubis, Wayne Bergeron, Jay Anderson,
and Eric Marienthal. Scott’s first CD as a leader, Full Circle, was a collection of standards,
released in 2005. It also featured Christopher Hollyday on alto sax. Full Circle was
acclaimed by critics and received extensive airplay on jazz stations around the country. Full
Circle and Facing East, Scott's most recent recording, are available from SKJ Records on
CD Baby.

Originally from Seal Beach, California, Scott began playing professionally in 1977. In those
days, people still smoked in bars, and synthesizers were starting to displace studio
musicians. Choosing a different lifestyle, Scott earned a BA in Economics from UCLA in
1981 and became a CPA in 1986. He moved to Page, Arizona, near Lake Powell, from 1984
to 2002, enjoying family life, mountain biking, hiking the canyons, skiing, wakeboarding, and
working on the Navajo Indian reservation. In Arizona Scott began to teach music at the high
school and junior college levels. In 2002 he relocated to San Diego, where he earned an
MA in jazz studies at San Diego State University and resumed his performance career. Scott
now teaches jazz at
SDSU, surfs when he can, and plays regularly in and around San Diego.
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Equipment

Scott plays a handmade Larry Minick jazz trombone, serial number Ex-3, built in 1979. This horn was one of the prototypes that led up
to the design Larry sold to Conn, which became the Conn 100h.

Scott plays an old style Bach 61/2 AL mouthpiece.

Scott plays a King 4b with F attachment for classical and low end gigs.

Scott's backup jazz horn is an amazing accident that he calls "the ugly duckling." Purchased from Steve Ferguson, the story goes that
this Bach model 6 jazz horn was literally run over by a truck. After straightening, the bell was mated to a King 3b slide. The horn is
laquor free and literally plays like it is alive.