Released: Apr 2007
Label: World Culture Music
Drummer Kendrick Scott has already played with the best in modern jazz -- Terence Blanchard, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano and many others. Here, Scott gets to lead his own band on an expansive set of intricate post-bop. Scott is a fluid, ever-creative drummer, but his youthful style is much busier than that of drum elders such as Elvin Jones, Paul Motian and Chico Hamilton (all of whom tend to flow like gentle rivers where Scott's drum style constantly shifts from calm to stormy). Open-minded individuals, including pianist Robert Glasper and guitarist Lionel Loueke, make up Scott's impressive band.