90 Degrees at Midnight

90 Degrees at Midnight

by Randy Scott
     
 
Saxophonist Randy Scott works a few variations on the standard smooth jazz formula on his fifth album, 90 Degrees at Midnight. Scott, a busy session musician who has played extensively with gospel and R&B artists, is most comfortable re-creating R&B styles of the 1970s in his music, which makes his cover of

Overview

Saxophonist Randy Scott works a few variations on the standard smooth jazz formula on his fifth album, 90 Degrees at Midnight. Scott, a busy session musician who has played extensively with gospel and R&B artists, is most comfortable re-creating R&B styles of the 1970s in his music, which makes his cover of A Taste of Honey's 1978 chart-topper "Boogie Oogie Oogie" a logical choice. To this end, he eschews the usual heavily synthesized backing tracks typical of smooth jazz in favor of live guitarists and drummers, with producer Demetrius Nabors providing keyboards. And, again unusual in smooth jazz, he employs a horn section consisting of two trombones (Edward Gooch and Ron Kischuck) and a trumpet (Kris Johnson), writing charts for them to play, sometimes in counterpoint to his own solos, sometimes to shadow him. Over the frequently funky results, he plays in a fairly typical smooth jazz manner, it is true, especially when he's using his soprano or employing an EWI that sounds more synthesized than organic. But when he breaks out his tenor, as he does especially toward the end of the album on tracks like "Kisses" and "Just What I Prayed For," he shows off some distinctive jazz chops that don't need any qualification.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Trippin & Rhythm
UPC:
0020286160168
catalogNumber:
52
Rank:
107737

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Scott   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,EWI,Musician
Edward Gooch   Trombone
Terrance Palmer   Bass,Piccolo Bass
Turner   Bass
Tim Bowman   Guitar,Soloist
Kenny Brooks   Drums
Ron Otis   Drums
Nate Winn   Drums
Demetrius Nabors   Keyboards,Musician
Darryl Dixon   Bass,Guitar
Pam English   Vocals
Kris Kurzawa   Guitar
Kris Johnson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Robert Skinner   Bass
Todd Fairell   Horn Engineer
Joe Otis   Drums
Ron Kischuck   Trombone
Brett Farkas   Guitar

Technical Credits

Janice Marie Johnson   Composer
Terrance Palmer   Bass Engineer
Randy Scott   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements
Raphael Saadiq   Composer
Luke Adams   Guitar Engineer
Michael D'angelo Archer   Composer
Demetrius Nabors   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Keyboard Engineer
Perry Kibble   Composer

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