"In an attempt to find a title that represented my vision, I came across the word "oracle." Its definition draws attention to an individual, but I see the word in the context of the band as an entity; pushing the audience to ask deeper questions about one's meaning. Accordingly, our music is played with passion and sincerity. In every note, written and unwritten, the listener is exposed to an array of complex emotions. Emotions that lead to a broader truth through the journey of self-discovery. We hope the music can call some people to action. Others to inaction. These are the kinds of personal reactions the music was written and played to evoke. The name, Kendrick Scott Oracle (KSO), possesses a mythical tinge, but it's meaning is actual.
The concept of KSO was conceived from the influence of jazz master drummer, Art Blakey and the movie The Matrix. In The Matrix, the main character, Neo, would visit the Oracle for counsel. He would challenge to reality by questioning the Oracle's concepts and being. Rather than explaining the truth outright, she used questions to help him discover the answers within himself. In conjunction, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers were very significant in that they made music to reach people by challenging the audience's concept of music. I connected with this concept of communicating a message of truth to the listener through questioning the status quo.
The latest group features Joe Sanders on bass, John Ellis on reeds, Taylor Eigsti on piano and Mike Moreno on guitar. ( Insert Photos and Links for their websites) Each of them possesses a powerful transparency in their sound that cuts to the core of the music, and embraces the others around them. I want to thank each of them for their integrity in, and away from, music. They are all bandleaders in their own right, so look out for their projects." -KADS
MIKE MORENO – GUITAR
TAYLOR EIGSTI -PIANO
JOHN ELLIS – REEDS
JOE SANDERS -BASS