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KENNY GARRETT
PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY

For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/soprano saxophonist, composer/bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to “push away” a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule and diving deep into the essence of the music.

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  • Audio CD (5 Jan. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002N69
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,290 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Detroit-born alto saxophonist Garrett first stepped out with Mercer Ellington's orchestra in 1978, but really came of age playing for Miles Davis a decade later. This was his third Warners album, with all but one tune spurting from Coltrane's improvisatory flashfire. Garrett's chief foil throughout is guitarist Pat Metheny, the quartet completed by bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Brian Blade. "Countdown" sets off immediately on a probing race, a typically marathon Garrett solo, drums splashing and pounding around him, split into separate speakers in the old-fashioned way. "Equinox" adopts an easier pace, initially restful, with Metheny smoothing over the ruffles, but again building up to an overblowing intensity. The guitarist enters "Lonnie's Lament" with a screaming solo, emitting a nervier pitch from his synth array than is sometimes the case. "After The Rain" suspends its introductory cry for virtually the complete course, Garrett eternally hanging, never resolving, with Metheny coaxing uncanny harp-like shards from between his strings, once again contributing a siren solo to the closing "Latifa", the album's only non-Coltrane exception, bowing out with a Siamese-twinned alto/guitar squeal. Given that Garrett's latest opus, Simply Said, is somewhat mellow and meandering by comparison, it's probably wise to delve back a few years for this and 1997's Songbook. --Martin Longley

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Honza Beran on 25 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Kenny Garrett has always had that soulful energy in his playing which makes him the one to do a Trane tribute; with his horn he can set your speakers ablaze! On this record he acquits himself earnestly of the task, but with a smile too, which isn't a contradiction at all. The overall sound of his band is flexible and modern. This quartet and the classic Coltrane one are in the proportion of a clever, Japanese petrol engine to a droning, German diesel engine, whereby one needs not be necessarily superior to the other. Brian Blade and Rodney Whitaker are a fine tandem; the polyrhythmic bravura of the drummer is anchored by the dark wood of the bass player. Solo space is divided quite equally between Pat Metheny and Kenny Garrett.
After repeated listening the idea crossed my mind that this album appears to be a suite, rather Than a compilation of arbitrary numbers. I perceive a distinct coherence, a progress from track to track. The cycle represents a spiritual development, like entering a chapel and approaching the Holy of Holies (tracks 1-5), kneeling down (track 6) and then leaving backwards (tracks 7-11).
A duo for alto and drums, 'Countdown', makes up a light-footed prelude; the tempo is up, but the feel is relaxed.
In 'Equinox', an unmistakable Coltrane blues, Garrett builds up his solo carefully over 7 chorusses; spicey and colourful harmonies from Metheny, who takes 6 for his.
'Liberia' starts off with a 'little prayer', whereupon the band breaks out in some hard-core swinging: freely and youthfully.
'Dear Lord' is so clear and fresh, like a calm and sunny winter-morning, it could cure you from a fit of migraine!
'Lonnie's lament' is a high point among high points.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "acousticbeauty" on 5 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I love Kenny Garrett's playing, great use of rhythm, melody and emotion, and this must rank as the best album he has done. A stroke of genius to use Pat Metheney (I'm not usually a fan of his) instead of a pianist.
This album has no tracks you skip through, it's a masterpiece from beginning to end, having said that, don't be put off by the fiery torrent in track 1, the rest of the album is very different, melodic, soulful and powerful, the band really click and it's a pleasure and a delight to listen to this album.
I would say that if you have a few jazz albums and you want to delve into the more serious/hardcore side of jazz this is an excellent next step. Even people who aren't into jazz have asked me for the name of the album, the track Lonnie's Lament is my favourite! Full of climactic emotion. A must-have jazz album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tony on 23 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD kenny is in great company, with him is Pat Metheny on Guitar, Rodney Whitaker on Bass & Brian Blade on Drums, if you are not familar with the Ex Miles Davis Sax player, then you are in for a treat, if you like John Coltrane then you will love this CD, stand out tracks are Alabama & After the rain, all tracks are written by John Coltrane, except the last track, which is a joint venture by all four of them, if you like great jazz music you will love this, this is kennys best so far
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There is nothing new I can tell about Kenny Garrett, Pat Metheny and the other musicians in this album, nor there is anything new I can write about the album itself, a lot of people, amateurs like myself or established critics have said and written it all.
I will limit myself to tell you of a small fool's errand I went on by myself while trying to write something about this album.
The urge derives primarily from Lonnie's Lament, a tune that is exactly the type of ballad, of tune that will make me cry and will make me spend weeks listening to it obsessively, trying to learn each note played by each instrument, and when I say learn don't think of me as some sort of accomplished musician, I am not a musician I know nothing about music, i just like to listen to the tune and follow every time a different instrument. And I must also admit that to me this one tune together with Equinox is the entire album, I tend to get fixated with one or two tunes and obsess about those while I neglect the rest of the album, maybe for years.
Back to the fool's errand, I was trying to find a translation for the italian word "struggent", which is the word that Lonnie's Lament evokes. To make a very long story short, I couldn't find a valid translation but I also had the opportunity to review the true meaning and origin of "struggente".
I found a funny word I didn't know, "schmaltzy", which has nothing to do with this album and eventually I think the title says it all: Lonnie's Lament. this is a lament and it's so tormented, so deep, so strong, i can't help it, my eyes will fill with tears and my mind will run to the darkest harder moments of my life, like when you have a mouth ulcer and you can't help it, your tongue will keep going back to it and touch it, causing a sharp pain.
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By Frankwdt on 1 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Good to have but will I listen to it regularly?
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