“Kenny Garrett’s musical voice is intense, straight-ahead swing- and funk-flavored hard bop and free jazz.”
Paula Edelstein, All Music Guide
Multi-Grammy nominee alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett has a truly unique style with a sound full of lyrical eloquence that possesses an unmistakable and powerful tone. He's been a sideman for legends like Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sting and Peter Gabriel, emerging in the mid-'80s as one of the jazz world's most exciting and eclectic artists. He brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he lends his artistry, always delivering galvanizing and forceful work, digging deeper into composing while bringing a crackling vibrancy to his performances. Kenny's music is roll up your sleeves, in your face, hard bop blowing of rippling melodic songs. Garrett’s latest CD Beyond The Wall, which came about because of a 2005 visit to mainland China, inspired by Garrett’s longstanding interest in the nation’s culture and spirituality.
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