About the musicians on "Scream"

Leon Gaer
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Leon joined the Don Ellis big band in 1977 and became fascinated with Don's odd time compositions. Also in that year Leon became a member of Don Randi's house band at "The Baked Potato" playing a new instrument- Synthzesized electric bass (synthesizers triggered by electric bass) and was heard by Gino Vanelli's younger brother Ross and invited to audition for Gino's upcoming album. Leon went on to record "Brother to Brother" that went platinum in the US and launched Leon's recording career. Since 1977 Leon has played on 1,500 recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Sydney with various artists including Jeff Tyzik, Tommy Emmanuel, Allen Vizzutti, Doc Severensen, Sadao Watanabe, Maria Muldair, Barry White, Krokus and Phil Keaggy.

Daryl Pratt
Daryl is one of Australia's most versatile and innovative percussionists. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of California in San Diego. As a specialist in improvised and contemporary classical music, Daryl has worked with and performed pieces by some of the worlds foremost composers. He was a member of Sonor directed by Bernard Rands (1977-1984). He is currently a member of AtmaShere directed by Australian drummer David Jones and Pipeline, a contemporary music project that he founded with director Simone deHaan in 1986. His orchestral experience includes being timpanist with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra(1985-1990). Since moving to Sydney in 1991, Daryl has been an active performer in numerous groups including the percussion ensemble Synergy, The Seymour Group, The Australian Ensemble, Australysis and The Australian Art Orchestra. Daryl is head of Percussion at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and heads his own group, Sonic Fiction which has a new release on Naxos Records.

James Muller
James is originally from Adelaide, Australia. He's been a resident of Sydney the last few years and has quickly become the most respected guitarist in Australia. In fact James won "Best Jazz Recording" award at the 2000-2005 Aria Awards (Australia's Grammy's).Besides being a member of the Chad Wackerman Group,James plays with Australian musicians Andrew Gander, Vince Jones, Jim Kelly's Guitar Orchestra, Dale Barlow, Dave Theak and the James Muller Trio.

Jim Cox
Jim is from Oroville in Northern California and began playing keyboards at a very early age. He is an in-demand session musician in Los Angeles and divides his time between recording with the likes of Aaron Neville, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Ringo Star, B.B. King, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles and Boz Scaggs, with work on film soundtracks including Aladdin, Austin Powers, Wag the Dog, A Bugs Life and Mulan.

Walt Fowler
Walt first joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers in 1974 and played on the live album "Live at the Roxy and Elsewhere". In 1975, he toured with The Billy Cobham Band (with John Scofield). Then he moved to Los Angeles to freelance, recording on numerous albums: George Duke (From Me To You), Johnny "Guitar" Watson (A Real Mother For Ya) and others. With his four brothers (Bruce, Steve, Tom and Ed) he formed "The Fowler Brothers Band". In the late 70's he toured with Flo & Eddie, Ray Charles and Buddy Rich. In the 80's he toured and recorded with George Benson, Diana Ross, and in 1988 he joined Zappa's band again for the Broadway The Hardway Tour. He also played live and recorded with Stanley Clarke, James Brown, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Paula Abdul, Billy Childs, Luis Conte, Chester Thompson, Brandon Fields, Roland Vasquez, Yazawa and many others. He is featured on many major motion picture soundtracks including Backdraft, Regarding Henry, A League of Their Own, Pacific Heights, Lion King, Speed, Crimson Tide, and most recently Broken Arrow, Twister, The Rock, and Armageddon. He was also an orchestrator on many of these films. The Fowler Brothers have recorded 3 albums and are currently working on their 4th, along with the new "Banned From Utopia" CD, due out this year. This band consists of former Frank Zappa members Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Chad Wackerman, Robert Martin, Albert Wing, and others.


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