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Kenny Garrett - African Exchange Student (1990)

Jazz | Author: indeep1 | 18-06-2013, 14:25
Kenny Garrett - African Exchange Student (1990)
Artist: Kenny Garrett
Title Of Album: African Exchange Student
Year Of Release: 1990
Label: Atlantic Jazz
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary
Format: Flac/Cue/Log/Artwork
Quality: Lossless
Total Time: 66:47
Total Size: 414 MB(+3%)

Tracklist

1. Ja-hed
2. Mack The Knife
3. African Exchange Student
4. Someday We'll All Be Free
5. One World Through
6. Straight Street
7. Shaw
8. Lullaby Of Isfahan
9. One Finger Snap
10. Your Country-ness - (bonus track)
11. Nostradamus - (bonus track)

Personnel:

Kenny Garrett — vocals, alto saxophone, flute
Mulgrew Miller — piano
Charnett Moffett — bass
Ron Carter — bass
Tony Reedus — drums
Elvin Jones — drums
Tito Ocasio — percussion
Rudy Bird — percussion
Steve Thornton — percussion

Altoist Kenny Garrett, who was then a key member of Miles Davis' group, had one of his strongest early sets as a leader on this Atlantic disc. "Ja-Hed" features his post-bop improvising over the chord changes of "Impressions," the is both lighthearted and adventurous on "Mack the Knife" and the title cut has Garrett expertly building up an emotional solo from intense long tones to sound explorations and late period 'Trane screams. Throughout the CD, Kenny Garrett's alto is the main attraction but the strong rhythm section (comprised of pianist Mulgrew Miller, either Charnett Moffett or Ron Carter on bass, Tony Reedus or Elvin Jones on drums and occasional percussionists) should not be overlooked. Whether it be the modal tribute piece "Shaw," the rarely played Coltrane song "Straight Street" or the minor blues "Nostradamus," Kenny Garrett justifies the praise that he received from Miles Davis. ~ Scott Yanow

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