On tenor sax with Buck Clayton's band, or on trumpet with Lionel Hampton's quintet, or on alto clarinet with Paquito D'Rivera's clarinet quartet, or on bass sax with the New York City Opera.  On these and other instruments including theremin and ophicleide, he has played with a cross-section of jazz's greats representing nearly every imaginable style of music. His releases as a leader have garnered five-star reviews from Leonard Feather, Down Beat and other sources worldwide, and have appeared in many "Best of the Year" lists. Scott's collaborators in the studio have included Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, and Bob Brookmeyer, and he has been a member of Maria Schneider's Orchestra for twenty years.