Songbook is the first release by alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett to feature his frequent touring quartet -- pianist Kenny Kirkland, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and bassist Nat Reeves -- on a program that consists entirely of Garrett's own compositions. The band stretches out. 2 Nov Find a Kenny Garrett - Songbook first pressing or reissue. Complete your Kenny Garrett collection. Shop Vinyl and CDs. 1 Sep Kenny Garrett: Songbook. Garrett explores ten originals in this album. His alto saxophone sound is intense and passionate and suggests that Sonny Fortune may have been one of his models. But certain tunes and performances have a Coltrane-ish cast, too: “2 Down & 1 Across,” “Wooden Steps” and.
Songbook is an outstanding date from a master who is still growing in control and expression. On this gorgeous complement to the more experimental Beyond the Wall, Garrett demonstrates his command of more structured forms, with great support from a powerful rhythm section. I would name some standout moments, but I. KENNY GARRETT - Songbook - Music. Kenny Garrett (born October 9, ) is a Grammy Award-winning American post -bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained recognition in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis's band. Since then, he has pursued a solo career. Biography - Discography - Awards and nominations.
16 May 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. 30 May On his last two albums, 's "Trilogy" and last year's "Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane," Kenny Garrett established himself as one of the more distinctive young talents in jazz. Playing alto and soprano saxophone, Garrett displayed a thick, vocal-like tone he could harden into a testifying shout or. 2 Nov Songbook, an Album by Kenny Garrett. Released May 20, on Warner Bros. (catalog no. 9 ; CD). Genres: Post-Bop, Jazz. Rated # in the best albums of Featured peformers: Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone, producer, composer), Kenny Kirkland (piano), Nat Reeves (bass), Jeff Watts.