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Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum

We Are the Drum would be worth its sticker price just for Lizz Wright sigh-singing the beautiful, melodically off-kilter ballad “This Song in Me.” But the third album by drummer Kendrick Scott’s quintet Oracle has 10 more lovely tracks, each built with a delicacy that imbues even the few uptempo tunes with gentleness. “Synchrony,” for … Read More “Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum”

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Kendrick Scott Oracle: Conviction

If Conviction is an examination of character-including the famous ones of Malcolm X and St. Francis of Assisi-drummer-composer Kendrick Scott’s own personality proves thoughtful and mellow, without sacrificing intensity. The second album by Scott’s quintet Oracle is as beautiful as its 2007 debut, The Source. It’s also more mature: a streamlined, through-conceived statement from a … Read More “Kendrick Scott Oracle: Conviction”

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