For 'On Return' R. Scott wrote a song cycle about late night dalliances and restless souls. Blending jazz, blues, cabaret and pop styles, he produced his dark, bluesy debut as a singer/songwriter. Scott formed The Helmut Stein Experience with saxophonist/vocalist Philip Golla in 2000. His gruff, r&b-infused vocal and keyboard style and Golla's lyrical sax work being the bands' foundation. Though issued under the moniker 'The Helmut Stein Experience', 'On Return' is really a duo project with guest players and vocalists. 'On Return' garnered 4 nominations (Best Blues Album; Best Blues Song(s) - Big, Bad Feeling, The Fool; Best Spoken Word - 365) for the 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. *************** '...a well-produced, multi-dimensional CD.' - Patrick Ferris/HotBands.com '...every track is a standout, if only because it's all real music, rooted in real aural history, a nod to the decades before poseurs and publicists took over everything.' - Rich Kane/OC Weekly 'Keyboardist and principal songwriter R. Scott has the musical chops and artistic-minded voice that echoes the insightful satire of Randy Newman's best work.' - Robert Kinsler/The Orange County Register 'A very solid release, and nice to hear a contemporary group staying true to the values of Soul without resorting to pure pastiche.' - David Steele/Modculture.com.