Scott Ambush

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Scott Ambush
BornApril 28, 1960
Frederick, Maryland
Genres Jazz fusion
InstrumentsBass
Associated acts Spyro Gyra

Scott Ambush is an American musician, best known as the bass player of jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra. [1] [2] [3]

Jazz fusion music genre

Jazz fusion is a music genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined jazz harmony and improvisation with rock music, funk, and rhythm and blues. Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards that were popular in rock and roll started to be used by jazz musicians, particularly those who had grown up listening to rock and roll.

Spyro Gyra American band

Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was formed in Buffalo, New York in 1974. The band's music combines jazz, R&B, funk, and pop music. The band's name comes from Spirogyra, a genus of green algae which founder Jay Beckenstein had learned about in college. The band has released over 30 albums and sold over 10 million copies.

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Biography

He was born April 28, 1960 in Frederick, Maryland to Webster and Jeanette Lofton Ambush. He attended Urbana Elementary School in Urbana, Maryland, West Frederick Middle, and Frederick High School. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland at College Park. [4] While studying psychology during the day, he was introduced to the Washington, D.C. music scene at night. Through word of mouth, he was recommended for the bass job with Spyro Gyra and filled the bass space after audition. He made his studio debut with Spyro Gyra in 1992 on the album "Three Wishes". [5]

Frederick, Maryland City in Maryland, United States

Frederick is a city in, and the county seat, of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north–south Indian trail and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city's population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport, which accommodates general aviation, and to the county's largest employer U.S. Army's Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation.

Urbana, Maryland Census-designated place in Maryland, United States

Urbana is a suburban census-designated place located in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It lies at the I-270/MD 80 interchange, about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) southeast of Frederick and about 37 miles (60 km) northwest of Washington, D.C. Urbana started to develop around 1999 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 9,175. It is part of the Washington metropolitan area.

Frederick High School (Maryland) high school in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick High School (FHS) is a four-year public high school in Frederick, Maryland, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Frederick High is the oldest school in Frederick County, the school's diverse population reflects its surrounding dynamic community. Frederick High School opened in 1891 with girls and boys attending school in different buildings and matriculation occurring after three years. The former facility opened in 1939 and was demolished in 2018, with the current building opening in the fall of 2018. The school serves the city of Frederick along with Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Tuscarora High School.

Discography

Albums (with Spyro Gyra)

TitleYear of ReleaseLabel
Three Wishes [6] 1992GRP
Dreams Beyond Control 1993GRP
Love and Other Obsessions 1995GRP
Heart Of The Night 1996GRP
20/20 1997GRP
Road Scholars (live)1998GRP
Got The Magic 1999 Windham Hill Jazz
In Modern Times 2001 Heads Up
Original Cinema 2003Heads Up
The Deep End 2004Heads Up
Wrapped in a Dream 2006Heads Up
Good to Go-Go 2007Heads Up
A Night Before Christmas 2008Heads Up
Down the Wire 2009Heads Up
A Foreign Affair 2011Amherst Records
The Rhinebeck Sessions 2013Crosseyed Bear

Albums (with Mindset)

TitleYear of ReleaseLabel
Mindset1991na

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