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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 (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MACK AVENUE
  • ASIN: B00DUN6OF4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,803 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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'Pushing the World Away', Kenny Garrett's seventeenth album as a leader, captures him at the peak of his creative abilities, both as a saxophonist and as a composer.

Garrett pays tribute to a number of his influences - friends and heroes that include Chick Corea ("Hey, Chick"), Chucho Valdés ("Chucho's Mambo"), Sonny Rollins ("J'Ouvert") and Garrett's musical confidant and album co-producer, Donald Brown ("Brother Brown").

Mentored himself by Art Blakey and Miles Davis Garrett feels it his duty to carry on that tradition by encouraging young talent. So he drew on a wide pool of musicians on this session, newcomers as well as older hands. In addition to regular quintet member Donald Brown the other two pianists he used, Vernell Brown and Benito Gonzalez, are both graduates of the informal Kenny Garrett School of Music. The drummers include McClenty Hunter, Marcus Baylor and Mark Whitfield Jr. and the featured percussionist Rudy Bird has now been added to Garrett's working group.

In all, 'Pushing the World Away' features twelve tunes, all of which were composed by Garrett except for one cover, a superb, lyrical, odd-metered take on the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "I Say a Little Prayer".

Personnel: Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone and soprano saxophone, chant, piano), Benito Gonzalez (piano), Corcoran Holt (bass), Marcus Baylor, Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), McClenty Hunter (drums, vocals), Rudy Bird (percussion, cymbals, gong), Ravi Best (trumpet), Vernell Brown (piano, chant), Jean Baylor (vocals), Track 10: Carolin Pook (violin) Brian Sanders (cello), Jen Herman (viola)

Review

'Exhilarating new recording...Garrett has hit another high in his recording career.' -- Jazzwise, (Selwyn Harris), October 2013 * * * *


'Kenny Garrett performs at such consistently high levels that his hip melodies, intense expressionism and rhythmic discipline can easily be taken for granted. Yet he remains jazz's lead saxophonist, and, as his latest CD shows, is a canny composer of built-for-purpose themes.' -- Financial Times, (Mike Hobart), September 14, 2013 * * * *


' Promiscuously mixes Latin rhythms with whip-smart post-bop...a typical Garrett production: irresistibly peppy and exuberant, yet graceful, even elegant in its assured adherence to the core jazz values of swing and improvisatory imagination.' -- LondonJazzNews, (Chris Parker), September 27, 2013


'There are great moments of spontaneity, as when the band comes in again joyfully after a false ending on 'That's It'. Garrett's lyrical side shows through too, especially when he puts down his alto sax to play piano on 'Brother Brown'.'

--Hi Fi News, (Steve Harris), December 2013

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ilias on 10 Nov 2013
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This is a fantastic album which catches Kenny Garett at the peak of his admirable music carrer. This modern masterpiece is the result of an exciting journey through the history of jazz. Last year Kenny and his group swept us away in an amazing 3 1/2 hours concert in the Athens club "Gazarte". Don't miss it!
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By Mr. John Heath on 10 Dec 2014
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It's good and worth it but I wouldn't say mind blowing. Saxophonist with a lot of edge and intensity.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. Berg on 2 Dec 2013
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KENNYS BEST CD FOR MANY YEARS.Great tunes,excellent recording, and well produced.The premier alto player for sure in the world today.
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By Nate on 20 July 2014
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Kenny Garrett... SNM
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It's like a cross between "Songbook" and "Seeds from the Underground" 14 Nov 2014
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It's like a cross between "Songbook" and "Seeds from the Underground". The only major difference here is that we miss Kenny's presence. Vernell Brown and Benito Gonzalez are excellent on here. Grammy nominated for best jazz instrumental. Enjoy!
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A STEP FORWARD IN THE SAME DIRECTION 4 Oct 2013
By Manuel Grosso Galvan - Published on Amazon.com
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This new effort is in the same direction of "Seeds from the Underground". Probably is more essential in same way. Like always he play the alto saxophone incredible good. For me the problem is that is no so compact than the other one. Anyway is a brilliant album with incredible moments. Probably the best song may be "Pushing the world Away", is where you can find the deepest Garret. The group is excellent. Benito Gonzalez on piano, Corcoran Hat on bass, Marcus Baylor on drums, with same changes in several tunes. You can find from deep jazz, salsa, calypso ... to Burt Bacharach song. Is better than what you can think in the first audition. Good music, no difficult to listen but full of technics and flavor.
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... pushing his horn with purpose 23 Sep 2013
By nouveaujaz - Published on Amazon.com
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The quintessential Kenny Garrett returns with another monster album "Pushing Away the World." What I love most about Garrett, he always approaches each note with the cold steel in hand and his lips placed perfectly on the mouthpiece as if he's a gladiator in the Roman Empire. There are lots of very, very good saxophonist recording and performing at the finest venues these days but Kenny Garrett stands tall among them with the swagger and aptitude of John Coltrane. My o'my, I'll still savoring Kenny's unparalleled tone, uncharted melodies and vivid symmetry his bandmates brilliantly displays with unyielding purpose on this outstanding recording.
Five Stars 18 Dec 2014
By Tyrone Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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Great player, watch him at a jazz show in Atlantic City
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A different kind of jazz. 5 Nov 2013
By Richard Moon - Published on Amazon.com
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Innovating in jazz is something you can enjoy.

Every song sounds different and intense. Kenny Garret at his best moment, better than in the last five years.
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