Scott's first recording as a solo artist was a single version of Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows'' that hit the Billboard Top 100 and led to her first album, Dreams of Tomorrow, for Atco/Atlantic. Scott's second album, Without Warning, made her the darling of the jazz critics. Her base in Los Angeles and her years as a studio singer led to a lot of movie-soundtrack work, and her distinctive vocals have been heard on the soundtracks to Torch Song Trilogy and Twins. After teaming up with Bobby Caldwell, she recorded Sky Dancing, which became a hit in Japan and led to her own headlining tour of the country. In 1992, she recorded and released Smile, which featured a duet with Brenda Russell on "You Don't Know Me" and "That Man on My Mind."
On Take Me with You, her 1996 debut for Warner Bros., she combined her interest in classic R&B and blues, pop, jazz and Brazilian music. She collaborated with Dori Caymmi, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Ricardo Silvera, Boney James, keyboardist Bob James and Jimmy Haslip. She interprets songs like Stevie Wonder's "Bird of Beauty" and Dexter Wansel's "I'm in Love Once Again." Avenues of Love followed in 1998. ~ Richard Skelly, Rovi