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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scat.


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  • Magos Herrera has evolved into a global-centric musician, capable of expressing herself in a multiplicity of languages, and vocal settings; from straight-ahead, ballads, scats, and the various dimensions and invention of Afro-Latin music.

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  • Right off the bat, 28-year-old Jazzmobile competition winner Brianna Thomas shatters three of my commandments: She scats to excess; she sings "Skylark" probably the most overdone song in recent memory; and she has the chutzpah to compose her own songs.

    Prodigies, Mentors and Legends

  • For an arrangement of "Déjà Vu," she suggested that Beyoncé listen to Ella Fitzgerald's recording of "How High the Moon," on which Ms. Fitzgerald scats "Ornithology," a theme made famous by Parker and based on "How High the Moon".

    Birdwatching in Manhattan

  • “I remember the most beautiful bear scats were the blond ones, those filled with pine seeds.”

    Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone

  • She sounds like Whitney, scats like Ella and looks like Punky Brewster.

    Dwight Brown: Montreal Jazz Festival 2010 -- Bigger Is Better

  • "He led searches for evidence of thylacines, finding footprints, hairs and scats which were donated to the Tasmanian Museum and Art gallery and still form the basis of research."

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • He sings, scats, plays guitar and serves as a de facto emissary between his father 's contemporaries such as Zoot Sims, Slam Stewart and Ray Brown and the likes of James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones and Diana Krall with whom he' s worked as a sideman.

    A Marriage Made on Radio

  • But I catch no glimpse of the bird who left the scats so recently.


  • RAZ: What you hear in your live performances, and even on this album, "Astral Weeks," is this amazingly prolonged scats.

    Van Morrison Revisits His 1968 Classic

  • A relative of the ostrich, the cassowary is a large flightless bird that eats fruit and is famous for getting hit by traffic and for producing large, dense scats.

    Filmmaker Errol Morris Gets to the Truth Behind the Abu Ghraib Photographs


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