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Simply Said

Kenny Garrett Audio CD
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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 (28 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Jazz
  • ASIN: B00000JC6E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Back Where You Started 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Can I Just Hold Your Hand? 5:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Organized Colors 9:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. 3rd Quadrant 6:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Simply Said 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very attractive jazz disc.... 18 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is the kind of album that makes me want to get up in the morning, it's simply brimming with life, variety and invention.From the very off there is a captivating mixture of musical ideas and styles- from fairly simple but catchy funky jazz to some very pacy be boppy excursions that fully demonstrate the main man's prowess on his saxophone.What impresses me about this album is the quality of the writing, the brilliance of Kenny and band and the very natural production job that gives the whole project a feeling of freshness and immediacy.In short, this is a little gem and deserves a place in your collection!

Some fans may grumble that the man has gone jazz lite on some tunes ('Sounds Like Winter' is a notable example) and to an extent Kenny may be guilty. But even in those moments he shows his beautiful tone and ability to phrase and anyway,surely a player has the right to decide what and how they wish play!Given that sales of jazz CD's are a minor affair,anything that an artist can do to promote this noble art form has to be welcomed, even if a little compromise is required.

Simply Said' is a very enjoyable album that even non -jazz lovers could appreciate,while there is sufficient room for up tempo fireworks to keep die hard's happy.

Stand out tracks: 'Charlie Brown Goes To South Africa' and 'Delta Bali Blues'.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent Composition 14 Jan 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I initialy bought this album on the strength of the opening track, G.T.D.S, which is a stormy type of bouncy, funky sound that goes down well especially with a loudish, powerpushing system. The other 'Filler' tracks are more than just Fodder. All interesting Numbers. No Spacemakers here. All was well to start with, until I got to Track 8: Can I just Hold Your Hand ? I've heard many a smooth, almost, dead feeling plasticky, highly polished tracks of late, but this is real, emotion in sound. Moody, with a beautifully flowing sax melody, almost Pied Piper hynotically, which just sets me up for the following blaster of a number, Track 9: Organized Colors. Starts off slow with an almost hypnotic Sax appeal to the senses, before rising to the most beautiful and well composed (if not organized!) tunes i've heard in a while. Lenghty, complicated with just the right changes and twists to delight the most serious deep listeners. The Albums worth it just for these two tracks ! Simply Said, Intelligent Compositions ! My definite fave of the year. Truly a delight.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant sound surprise from the REAL Kenny G 20 Aug 1999
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Yes, like many other people I started out with smooth jazz players like George Howard, Gerald Albright and even Kenny G; later on I woke up and discovered the great music of John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock. Listening to Kenny Garrett's latest offering is like finding the perfect happy medium between the two genres. There is not one track on Simply Said that I don't like. Yes, it is a big departure from what I'm used to hearing from Mr.Garrett, and yes, I have seen him live (something every fan of his should experience atleast once), but if you just take the album for what it is without comparing it to past treasures like Black Hope and Songbook ,you will come to see that this is a strong album on it's own merits! It's a very solid album that's easily accessible to people who only listen to "smooth jazz" and want to venture onto something else but are scared to venture too far. For jazz purists, it's an album that you can listen to that won't insult your love for the music. Simply put, Simply Said is another great album showcasing another side of a great musician!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deeper than you think 9 Oct 1999
By Mark Diamond - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Well out here in Australia we really do get to hear great jazz both locally and imported. Which brings us to this odd but largely excellent CD by Kenny Garrett. When I first heard it I thought "Oh God, he's gone jazz-lite!" But further listening revealed this to be far from the case. Those reviews which slate the record on jazz-lite offences are based probably on only one listen. If you give it a fair go then you must conclude that Kenny has tried for something which is pretty difficult in music-make something complex sound simple. And he has mostly succeeded. If you like jazz then this one is worth the effort of repeated listening. Kenny-I get where you're coming from.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mixture of feelings 16 Aug 1999
By floris van straaten - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I can imagine that buyers of this CD have mixed feelings about this record. For the hardcore jazz lovers, this CD will be to much 'middle of the road'. For me however, although I think of myself as a jazz freak, this CD gave me much pleasure. The harmonic lines are brilliant and the songs are wel built up and for me the drummer (young Chris Dave) is one of the best hardhitters today. To compare this CD with Kenny G is not appropriate, but I have to admit it is not one of his best work. In the end, you have to see Kenny live anyway.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garrett's melodic side & improvisational genius in one CD 12 Aug 1999
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I loved it! Those who give this album negative reviews are looking into a far too NARROW scope regarding Garrett's possibilities. He stated before that what he creates is not just jazz but "MUSIC," and this album showcases the adventuresome and universal creative free spirit that flows through his music. No doubt, his emphasis with this album was on melody, but that's only the beginning... The melody hooks you in, then Garrett's improvisational genius takes you for a ride. For example, if you want a roller coaster, just listen to "Organized Colors"... It's a smooth ride that fissures and explodes into an energetic and emotional adventure... Garrett really proves himself as a musician-songwriter with universal appeal--this album has something for everybody...definitely Grammy material! The hardcore jazzoids need to ease up and realize that "Simply Said," great music cannot be categorized... (At least Garrett is not stuck in a creative rut... His music continues to display his versatility.)
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give Kenny a break 22 Feb 2000
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Even though I've enjoyed Kenny Garrett's CDs "Songbook" and "Pursuance," I almost was scared away from this one by the negative reviews here. Happily, I had the opportunity to see Kenny in concert last night, which put my mind at ease. He's lost none of the intensity demonstrated on his earlier work. This CD, which features some lovely melodic playing, merely showcases a different side of his tremendous artistry, and makes me even more eager to see what he's going to do in the future. I'm afraid some of the criticism equating him to the other Kenny G demonstates why many people will always apprehensive about sampling real jazz because of what they perceive as the snobbery of its aficionados. I love Coltrane, Shorter and Rollins as much as anyone, but I don't think it's fair to criticize Kenny's effort here because he doesn't match someone's ideal of the "pure" jazz saxophonist. Jazz should be a big tent. Let's invite people in, instead of scaring them away.
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