Jimmy Scott, jazz musician who appeared on 'Twin Peaks,' dies

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Jimmy Scott, a Grammy-nominated jazzman who appeared on Twin Peaks, has died after battling health problems stemming from a genetic hormone deficiency, The Associated Press reports. He was 88.

Known for his high voice and depth of emotion, Scott found success late in life with his 1992 comeback album All the Way. The Grammy-nominated release earned him wide popularity in Europe and Asia, where he often sold out shows.

He recorded vocals for the Lionel Hampton Band’s “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” in 1949, but a dispute with his label, Savoy Records, prevented him from releasing material for 20 years. He was rediscovered at the age of 67 singing at a friend’s funeral.

In the U.S., Scott may best be remembered for his appearance on the series finale of Twin Peaks, in which he sung “Sycamore Trees,” co-written by the show’s creator, David Lynch. The musician also performed with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Lou Reed, and Michael Stipe.


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