of Music for the Southfield, MI, musician, record producer and composer Randy Scott is well known in
the music scene of Detroit, maintaining his own studio. He
recorded or performed with Michael Powell, J. Moss & Paul Allen,
Hiroshima, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington, Jr., Fred Hammond, The
Clark Sisters, Rance Allen, Dietrich Haddon, Men of Standard, Kirk
Franklin, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Marion Meadows, Tim
Bowman and many other artists especially of the smooth jazz scene.
He established his solo career with the albums Randy Scott
(1994), Future (1999), Words Unspoken (2002), Breathe
(2007), and this year 90 Degrees at Midnight. Randy is an
anointed and gifted multi-instrumentalist, but his main instrument is the sax. On his new album he is supported by the Otis brothers
(drums), Terrance Palmer, Al Turner (bass), Kris Johnson (trumpet,
flugelhorn), Edward Gooch, Ron Kischuk (trombone), Tim Bowman, Darryl
Dixon (guitar) and many more.
Randy Scott starts his album in medias res with 90 Degrees At
Midnight, vibrant, dynamic and energetic this song immediately
takes you to the dance floor. Disco/R&B group A Taste of Honey
wrote music history with their hit Boogie Oogie Oogie in 1978.
Randy dives deep into the disco scene with his creative rendition.
The Latin tinged song Sunsets features Darryl Dixon on fiery
acoustic guitar, but the real summoner is saxophonist Scott with an
almost classical entertainment. Build on an infectious rhythm the fast
paced My Southern Belle instantly jams. A piece dedicated for
Some will remember Steve Winwood's fantastic chart topper While You
See A Chance presenting an excessive synthesizer solo. On the
slow-tempo Urban jazz piece Lady musical director and
keyboardist Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors performs the same synthesizer,
whose sound is still immaculate and contemporary after all these time.
With full blow Randy walks on the Woodward Avenue. The
seductive ballade Touch is appealing the female audience.
Terrance Palmer perfectly accompanies sax charmer Randy on piccolo
bass. Pure romance in notes.
Everything Is Everything is another tune, Randy co-wrote with
Krayon. Remarkable Randy's intense horn arrangement. Tim Bowman shows
up with a brilliant guitar solo. With amazing tenderness Randy Scott
performs 7 Kisses. With the soulful song Just What I Prayed
For Scott reaches hand to the Gospel audience.
90 Degrees At
Midnight is Randy Scott's debut on the Trippin N Rhythm label.
With such an emotional package everything speaks for a successful