• 14/07/2023
  • 21:00

Kenny Garrett


“Sounds from the ancestors”

Kenny Garrett – alto sax

Keith Brown – piano

Corchoran Holt – double bass

Rudy Bird – percussion

Ronald Bruner Jr. – battery


With his illustrious career that includes collaborations with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist that began more than 30 years ago , Kenny Garrett is recognized as one of the most brilliant and influential living masters of modern jazz.

And with his latest,wonderful album “Sounds From The Ancestors,” the GRAMMY Award winner,Garrett shows no signs of resting on his laurels.

Kenny Garrett’s latest release, Sounds From The Ancestors, is a multifaceted album. The music, however, does not fit within the narrow confines of the jazz idiom, which is not surprising considering that the alto saxophonist and composer acknowledges the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye as significant influences.

“The initial idea was to try to get some of the musical sounds I remembered as a child, sounds that lift your spirit like John Coltrane, ‘A Love Supreme’; Aretha Franklin, “Amazing Grace”; Marvin Gaye, “What’s going on”; and church,” Garrett explains. “When I started thinking about them, I realized it was the spirit of my ancestors.” Indeed, “Sounds From The Ancestors” reflects the rich history of jazz, R&B and gospel in his hometown of Detroit. But ,more importantly, however, it resonates with a modern cosmopolitan vibrancy, particularly with the inclusion of music from France, Cuba, Nigeria, and Guadeloupe.

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