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Kenny Garrett

Saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Kenny Garrett is a most versatile player, equally at home playing classic blues and rhythm & blues as he is interpreting classic jazz compositions and even fusion. Although Garrett never had the benefit of a college education, that hasn't hurt his career as a jazz musician one bit. He has released a number of critically acclaimed albums and, prior to the birth of his recording career, paid his dues in the jazz clubs in and around his native Detroit.

Garrett's father was a carpenter who played tenor saxophone as an avocation. He got his first saxophone as an eight-year-old and quickly learned the G scale, thanks to his father. He studied with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and began performing with Mercer Ellington's band before he had finished high school. His first few professional shows were with Detroit-area musicians Belgrave and pianist Geri Allen. He felt he had arrived as a saxophonist when he was asked to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington. He skipped college and went on the road with the band for the summer and ended up staying with them for three-and-a-half years.

Garrett was raised in the Detroit jazz scene of the '70s, which wasn't nearly as vibrant as it had been a decade earlier. In high school, he had the good fortune to play with organist Lyman Woodard locally in Detroit, but recalls having to travel an hour or two from home to maintain his status as a working musician. He was encouraged to begin writing his own compositions by various members of Ellington's band, and began doing so a short time later. Aside from alto and soprano saxes, Garrett also uses the piano to compose. Prior to his rise under his own name as a bandleader and composer, Garrett had the opportunity to perform and record with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and the aforementioned Ellington orchestra.

In 1982, he relocated to New York City, the jazz capital of the world. Garrett made his solo recording debut with Introducing Kenny Garrett on the Criss Cross label in 1984 and then jumped to Atlantic Records, a major label which, at that time, was interested in rebuilding its once glorious jazz legacy. He recorded two notable albums for Atlantic, Prisoner of Love and African Exchange Student.

He began recording for Warner Bros. in 1992, when he released his stunning, critically praised Black Hope. He followed up in 1995 with Triology, and recorded Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane in 1996. He released Songbook, his first album made up entirely of his own compositions, in 1997. More albums for Warner Bros. followed including Simply Said, Happy People, and Standard of Language.

In 2006, Garrett moved to Nonesuch where he earned a Grammy-nomination for Beyond the Wall. Two years later, he delivered Sketches of MD (recorded at N.Y.C.'s Iridium club) on Detroit's Mack Avenue. Also during this period, he joined the all-star lineup of the Five Peace Band featuring keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist John McLaughlin, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. The group's Five Peace Band: Live CD (Concord, 2009) won the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in January 2010.

In 2012, Garrett released his second album for Mack Avenue, Seeds from the Underground, featuring his own group with bassist Nat Reeves, Venezuelan pianist Benito Gonzalez, and Detroit drummer Ronald Bruner. Pushing the World Away followed a year later and featured primarily original compositions along with a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "I Say a Little Prayer." In 2016, Garrett delivered his fourth Mack Avenue recording, Do Your Dance!, which found him exploring all varieties of dance-oriented rhythms from hip-hop and to funk to Latin and beyond. ~ Richard Skelly
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Pushing The World Away

1. A Side Order Of Hijiki

2. Hey, Chick

3. Chucho's Mambo

4. Lincoln Center

5. J'ouvert (Homage To Sonny Rollins)

6. That's It

7. I Say A Little Prayer

8. Pushing The World Away

9. Homma San

10. Brother Brown

11. Alpha Man

12. Rotation

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Track List: Seeds From The Underground

1. Boogety Boogety

2. J. Mac

3. Wiggins

4. Haynes Here

5. Detroit

6. Seeds From The Underground

7. Du-Wo-Mo

8. Welcome Earth Song

9. Ballad Jarrett

10. Laviso, I Bon?

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Track List: Sketches Of Md Live At The Iridium

1. The Ring

2. Intro To Africa

3. Sketches Of Md

4. Wayne's Thang (Live)

5. Happy People (Live)

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Track List: Beyond The Wall

1. Calling

2. Beyond The Wall

3. Qing Wen

4. Realization (Marching Towards The Light)

5. Tsunami Song

6. Kiss The Skies

7. Now

8. Gwoka

9. May Peace Be Upon Them

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Track List: Happy People

1. Song For DiFang

2. Happy People

3. Tango In 6

4. Ain't Nothing But The Blues

5. Song #8

6. Halima's Story

7. Monk-ing Around

8. A Hole In One

9. Thessalonika

11. Brother B. Harper

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Track List: Pursuance: The Music Of John Coltrane

1. Countdown

2. Equinox

3. Liberia

4. Dear Lord

5. Lonnie's Lament

6. After The Rain

7. Like Sonny

8. Pursuance

9. Alabama

10. Giant Steps

11. Latifa

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Track List: Triology

1. Delfeayo' Dilemma

2. Night And Day

3. Giant Steps

4. A Time For Love

5. Wayne's Thang

6. Pressing The Issue

7. Korranne Said

8. Oriental Towaway Zone

9. In Your Own Sweet Way

10. What Is This Thing Called Love

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Track List: Songbook

1. 2 Down & 1 Across

2. November 15

3. Wooden Steps

4. Sing A Song Of Song

5. Brother Hubbard

6. Ms. Baja

7. The House That Nat Built

8. She Waits For The New Sun

9. Before It's Time To Say Goodbye

10. Sounds Of The Flying Pygmies

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Kenny Garrett's Spiritual connection to music....... exceeds his talent...... W h e n he plays....... . I lift up my hands to thee...... with thankfulness . . . . . . .
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KENNY, THIS IS YOUR NIGHT, SAID MILES DAVIS....... . . . . . . . . A N D HE......... PLAYED UNTIL I CRIED....... . . T H E REAL KENNY G........ KENNY GARRETT
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poppa_bear49
STRIKING...s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s i z z l e . The man flat out COOKS!!
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Kenny's one Baaad boy, I saw as a young player in Detroit, and we all knew he was headed for greatness. We all called him Young Blood, as his dad would bring him to all the Jam sessions. He also went to my high school Mackenzie High in Detroit, and he studied under the great Bill Wiggins.
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The real Kenny G
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Yeah, with Pat Metheney.
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Saw him at Iridium in New York City in April . .He is at his best when adding to the Hard Bop repertoire.. I t was an amazing experience
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solblack
Simply the Man!
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I feel yah...relaxe d , thinking music for the soul. i like the construction of the forms and related patterns in his work.
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Kenny has a "Likability"
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I lived next door to Kenny Garrett for two years. They were the best two years of jazz I have ever lived. I miss the free music that shaped my children's love music. Kenny Garrett is one of the best jazz sax men out there today!
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mhodgdon1
there's a garrett solo on a Miles Davis album (i think Live around the world) and I think the solo is on a Michael Jackson tune (human nature?) and it is BAD@$$! (I forget all the names/albums , sorry)
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billdub54
I don't know enough about Jazz to make an intelligent comment, but I know what I like and I like Kenny Garrett
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making34
super baad
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webbspot2
Sonny Stitt
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lineage is a mother f, lateef lives, wayne lives, trane lives, bobby h. lives..u right, just a baaaaad boy
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JUST A BAAAAD BOY!!!!
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HAVE A NEW ONE OUT RECORED LIVE AT THE IRDIDIUM JAZZ CLUB IN NEW YORK CALLED "SKETCHES OF MD"

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