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     Kenny Garrett

Born: Oct 9, 1960 in Detroit, MI.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Modern Creative, Modal Music, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Free Funk
Instruments: Sax (Alto)

Although saxophonist, bandleader and composer Kenny Garrett never had the benefit of a college education, that hasn't hurt his career as a jazz musician one bit. Garrett has released several critically acclaimed albums for the Warner Bros. label and prior to the birth of his recording career, earned his Master's degree 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 on the road.

Garrett was raised in the Detroit jazz scene of the 1970's, which wasn't nearly as vibrant as it was a decade earlier. In high school, he had the good fortune to play with organist Lymon Woodward locally in Detroit, but recalls having to travel an hour or two hours 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 afore-mentioned Ellington Orchestra.

In 1982, he relocated to New York City, the jazz capital of the world, and now lives in suburban northern New Jersey.

Garrett made his recording debut with "Introducing Kenny Garrett," with 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 with Atlantic, "Prisoner of Love" and "African Exchange Student." He began recording for Warner Bros. in 1992, when he released his stunning, critically appraised debut, "Black Hope." He followed up in 1995 with "Trilogy," 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. Since then his other releases include "Simply Said," "Happy People," and "Standard of Language," all for Warner Bros. His most recent release is 2006's "Beyond the Wall." Garrett is a most versatile player, equally at home playing classic blues and rhythm and blues as he is interpreting classic jazz compositions by classic composers. As a composer himself, he has not even begun to reach his full potential yet, and more bright moments are in the offing in the recording studio and on the bandstand for this talented arranger, composer, musician and bandleader.

- Richard Skelly (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=6960 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.kennygarrett.com Biography, discography, sound clip
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Garrett About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Garrett About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Kenny Garrett - 'Black Hope' - 1992, Warner Bros.
 Kenny Garrett - 'Happy People' - 2002, Warner Bros.
 Kenny Garrett - 'Old Folks' - 1999, WestWind
 Kenny Garrett - 'Pursuanse: The Music Of John Coltrane' - 1996, Warner Bros.
 Kenny Garrett - 'Seeds From The Underground' - 2012, Mack Avenue
 Kenny Garrett - 'Simply Said' - 1999, Dora
 Kenny Garrett - 'Standard Of Language' - 2003, Warner Bros.
 Kenny Garrett - 'Stars & Stripes Live' - 1995, ITM, Jazz Door
 Kenny Garrett - 'Triology' - 1995, Warner Bros.
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Marcus Miller - 'Dreyfus Night In Paris' - 2004, Dreyfus
  как соисполнитель ...
 Victor Bailey - 'Low Blow' - 1999, Esc Records, Dora
 Donald Brown - 'Born To Be Blue' - 2013, Space Time
 Cyrus Chestnut - 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' - 2000, Atlantic
 Miles Davis - 'Amandla' - 1989, Warner Bros.
 Miles Davis - 'Live At Montrreux' - 1991, Jazz Door, Galactic
 Charles Fambrough - 'The Charmer' - 1992, CTI Records
 Jerry Granelli - 'A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing' - 1992, Evidence
 Herbie Hancock - 'Gershwin's World' - 1998, Grammy Records
 Roy Haynes - 'A Tribute To Charlie Parker' - 2001, Dreyfus
 Freddie Hubbard - 'New Colors' - 2001, Hip Bop
 Bobby Hutcherson - 'Skyline' - 1999, Verve Forecast, Dora
 Rodney Kendrick - 'The Secrets Of Rodney Kendrick' - 1993, Verve
 Bobby Lyle - 'Rhythm Stories' - 1994, Atlantic
 Christian McBride - 'Number Two Express' - 1995, Verve
 John McLaughlin - 'Five Peace Band Live' - 2000, Concord
 Marcus Miller - 'Live And More' - 1997, Sony Music France, GRP
 Marcus Miller - 'M2. Power & Grace' - 2001, Dreyfus
 Marcus Miller - 'Panther' - 1994, Jazz Door
 Marcus Miller - 'Silver Rain' - 2005, Koch
 Marcus Miller - 'Tales' - 1995, PRA
 Mulgrew Miller - 'Hand In Hand' - 1992, Novus
 Dianne Reeves - 'Bridges' - 1999, Blue Note
 Wallace Roney - 'No Job Too Big Or Small' - 2003, 32 Jazz, Savoy Jazz
 Hilton Ruiz - 'A Moment's Notice' - 1991, Novus, BMG
 David Sanchez - 'Street Scenes' - 1996, Columbia
 John Scofield - 'Works For Me' - 2001, Verve Forecast
 Stephen Scott - 'Beautiful Thing' - 1996, Verve
 Woody Shaw - 'Solid' - 1986, 32 Jazz
 Mike Stern - 'All Over The Place' - 2012, Heads Up
 Patches Stewart - 'Blow' - 2005, Koch
 Urban Knights - 'Urban Knights V' - 2003, Narada
 Larry Willis - 'My Funny Valentine' - 1988, Evidence

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