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E.C. Scott: Masterpiece

E.C. Scott is a gutsy West Coast vocalist who covers a lot of musical territory. On Masterpiece (Blind Pig BPCD5062; 43:50) she nimbly shifts from jazzy shuffles like “Too Good to Keep to Myself” and “If You Don’t Love Me” to raucous rockers like “Living for the Weekend” and “Party,” from countrified offerings like “What a Good Feeling” and “Wise as a Fool” to the gospel-flavored “Make-a-Man Kit” and “Shine on Me” to funky throwdowns like “Running,” “Funkafied Blues” and the title track. A prolific songwriter, Scott penned every number on her third CD, with the exception of a slamming cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” and she delivers each one with confidence and soulful panache.

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