1975 Tom Scott – New York Connection

New York Connection is an album by American musician Tom Scott that was released by Ode in December 1975 with a UK release following in April 1976. It entered the Billboard 200 on 20 December to begin a chart stay of 25 weeks, peaking at number 42.

In contrast with the Los Angeles-based Scott’s previous projects, the nine-song set features New York musicians such as Hugh McCracken, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, and Steve Gadd. Following their North American tour together in November−December 1974, George Harrison makes a contribution on the track “Appolonia (Foxtrata)”


1  Dirty Old Man (Tom Scott) 5:20
2  Uptown & Country (Tom Scott) 6:19
3  New York Connection (Tom Scott) 4:25
4  Garden (Michel Colombier) 5:37
5  Time And Love (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 4:33
6  Midtown Rush (Tom Scott) 4:47
7  Looking Out For Number 7 (Tom Scott) 5:34
8  Appolonia (Tom Scott) 4:01
9  You\’re Gonna Need Me (Richard Tee) 4:41



BassGary King
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarEric Gale
GuitarHugh McCracken
KeyboardsRichard Tee
PianoBob James
PercussionRalph MacDonald

Other Musicians

1 Dirty Old Man

Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
MoogTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

2 Uptown & Country

Slide GuitarHugh McCracken
HarmonicaHugh McCracken
LyriconTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

3 New York Connection

SaxTom Scott
WoodwindsTom Scott

4 Garden

SynthesizerTom Scott
FluteTom Scott
WoodwindsTom Scott

5 Time And Love

SynthesizerTom Scott
FluteTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

6 Midtown Rush

SynthesizerTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

7 Looking Out For Number 7

SynthesizerTom Scott
FluteTom Scott
LyriconTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

8 Appolonia

Slide GuitarGeorge Harrison
FluteTom Scott
SaxTom Scott

9 You\’re Gonna Need Me

BassEric Gale
SaxTom Scott
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley

Liner Notes

Producer – Tom Scott, Hank Cicalo
Arranged By – Tom Scott
Engineer – Hank Cicalo

Design – Chuck Beeson
Photography By – Jim McCrary

Manufactured By – A&M Records Of Canada Limited
Distributed By – A&M Records Of Canada Limited
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ode Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records