Kendrick Scott

284 – Kendrick Scott: An instrument of peace

Kendrick Scott is a Houston, TX born Harlem, NYC residing force in the music world. Self-described as a musician (not a drummer) who is here to serve one purpose: to communicate musically. Whether he’s playing with his band Oracle, or performing with A-listers like Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Pat Metheny, Kendrick stays true to form as a musician, a communicator and a spiritual conduit for the spontaneous creation of feeling and mood.

Kendrick Scott talks about:

  • How he first started playing drums
  • The influence of church music
  • Attending Berklee
  • His objective of being an instrument of peace
  • Surrendering to the music
  • Playing musicality
  • The four stages of development
    • The technical
    • The creative
    • The imaginative
    • The spiritual
  • Inner-struggles
  • Much More

Resources / People / Links mentioned

Kendrick Scott Plays:

  • Yamaha Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Vater Drumsticks
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Craviotto Snare Drums
  • Humes and Berg bags
  • Sensory Percussion

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  1. Marco Noto
    Marco Noto says:

    What a great episode! Thought provoking discussion about music, creativity and the fragile human experience. Between Mr. Scott and Mr. Harland I’d say Houston has given us some exceptional drummers. Thanks Nick and Kendrick.

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