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About Randy Scott

After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in music education (and prior to taking a master's degree from Wayne State University), Detroit-based smooth jazz saxophonist Randy Scott established his own music production company and recording studio. While teaching music locally, he also wrote, recorded, and produced, working with a variety of artists, especially in the gospel field, his early clients including MSU Wind Symphony, Gwen Dickies, and Harri Paris in the early '90s. In 1993, R&R Productions released his self-titled debut solo album, for which he wrote all the tunes and served as producer. Over the next six years, he played on and/or produced albums by Kirk Franklin, Detroit poet Darold Gholston, In Accord, Jennifer Kendall, Rodney Mansfield, Men of Standard, James Moss, Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale, and Jacqueline Turner-Robinson. His second solo album, Future, was released by Quatrophonic on September 28, 1999. Returning to session work, he played on and/or produced albums by Rance Allen, Ted Brannon, Jacky Clark, Cheri Oliver, and Shelby.Brown over the next three years. (He also wrote songs for Allen, Shelby.Brown, and Martin Taylor.) His third solo album, Words Unspoken, was released by Orpheus on September 24, 2002. Between 2003 and 2006, his session and production work included albums by Bamm Davis, Paul Hill, Keefe Marzell, Michael Mindingall, Terrance Palmer, Aden Springsteen, Al Turner, and Vickie Winans. He also served as saxophonist in the band of guitarist Tim Bowman, who appeared on his fourth solo album, Breathe, released by Megawave Records on July 10, 2007. ~ William Ruhlmann