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Kendrick Scott, through the crook of John Ellis' saxophone.

Kendrick Scott, through the crook of John Ellis' saxophone.

Byung Seok Lee/Berklee College of Music

Perhaps you caught our video webcast last night with drummer Kendrick "KADS" Scott and his band, produced for us by WBGO. If you missed it, hear it here.

Scott is a drummer of highest regard among many these days. He's also a composer with a band he calls Oracle, and he's preparing to release a new album called Conviction. Last night's set spotlighted his creative vision — mostly KADS originals, with a Sufjan Stevens tune in the mix too.

But for all the new-school vibe, cats can play standards too. WBGO producer Josh Jackson leaves us with this little treat, a trio recording of "Body And Soul" from the second set (which wasn't broadcast live). John Ellis on tenor sax! I'm already destroyed before the melody begins.

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