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Drummer Kendrick Scott reflects on his favorite music from the Collective’s history, including his own arrangement of the Abbey Lincoln classic “Throw It Away” from the 2021-22 Season.
Named "Rising Star - Drums" by DownBeat magazine and a "Drummer Whose Time is Now" by The New York Times, Kendrick Scott is one of the premier drummers and composers of his generation. The Houston-born Scott has toured worldwide and recorded with artists including Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Miller, Charles Lloyd, Wayne Shorter, The Crusaders, Joshua Redman, Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Gretchen Parlato, and the Blue Note All-Stars. His compositions have been recorded on GRAMMY-winning records, and he won a 2017 Chamber Music of America New Works Grant funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He has released six albums as a bandleader including The Source (2007), Reverence (2011), Conviction (2013), We Are The Drum (2015), A Wall Becomes A Bridge (2019), and his 2023 Blue Note trio release Corridors.
KENDRICK SCOTT’S PICKS:
“Cape Verdean Blues” – composed by Horace Silver, arranged by Stefon Harris
“A Shade of Jade” – composed by Joe Henderson, arranged by Edward Simon
“Superstition” – composed by Stevie Wonder, arranged by Miguel Zenón
“Throw It Away” – composed by Abbey Lincoln, arranged by Kendrick Scott
“What’s Goin’ On” – composed by Marvin Gaye, arranged by Etienne Charles
“All Blues” – composed by Miles Davis, arranged by Edward Simon
“Tune for June” – composed and arranged by Matt Penman