Kenny Garrett’s ‘Pushing the World Away’

Kenny Garrett’s ‘Pushing the World Away’ is a studio album released on September 17, 2013 by Mack Avenue Records.

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Track Listing : 1.A Side Order Of Hijiki (Kenny Garrett) – 03:44 . 2.Hey, Chick (Kenny Garrett) – 06:05 . 3.Chucho’S Mambo (Kenny Garrett) – 07:45 . 4.Lincoln Center (Kenny Garrett) – 06:26 . 5.J’Ouvert (Homage To Sonny Rollins) (Kenny Garrett) – 04:54 . 6.That’S It (Kenny Garrett) – 04:59 . 7.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 04:29 . 8.Pushing The World Away (Kenny Garrett) – 09:12 . 9.Homma San (Kenny Garrett) – 04:38 . 10.Brother Brown (Kenny Garrett) – 05:47 . 11.Alpha Man (Kenny Garrett) – 08:42 . 12.Rotation (Kenny Garrett) – 05:25

Musicians : Kenny Garrett – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 – 11 – 12), Soprano Saxophone On (8), Chant On (8), Piano On (10) . Benito Gonzalez – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 – 12) . Corcoran Holt – Bass . Marcus Baylor – Drums On (1-3 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 12) . Rudy Bird – Percussion On (3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9), Cymbals And Gong On (8) . Ravi Best – Trumpet On (3) . Vernell Brown – Piano On (4 – 8 – 11 – 12), Chant On (8) . Mcclenty Hunter – Drums On (4 – 7 – 10 – 12), Vocals On (6) . Mark Whitfield, Jr. – Drums On (8 – 11 – 12) . Jean Baylor – Vocals On (9) . Carolin Pook – Violin On (10) . Brian Sanders – Cello On (10) . Jen Herman – Viola On (10)

Production : Produced By Kenny Garrett & Donald Brown . Joe Ferla – Recording, Mixing Engineer . Bob Mallory – Assistant Engineer . Fred Sladkey – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering Engineer

Package : Keith Major – Photography . Michael Snyder – Art Direction, Design . Randall Kennedy – Creative Director

Recorded 2012 – 2013.

Released On September 17, 2013 By Mack Avenue Records.

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Blogcritics
If the title refers to the need for the artist to “push away” the everyday concerns and distractions of the world in order to create meaningful work, the dozen tunes that make up the album, 11 of them original compositions, provide ample evidence of his success. […]

PopMatters
On every track here, there is also Garrett’s imagination as an improviser. Of all the things I write about as a jazz critic, none is harder than trying to explain the magic that there is in the choices that some musicians make when they are improvising—inventing a new melody on the spot that is then recorded and turned into something permanent. […]

LondonJazzNews
Garrett ‘has gradually worked away from existential solos and towards a more songful, even carefree manner’ (which may explain the inclusion of the slightly saccharine Bacharach tune ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ in the otherwise mostly hard-driving set)… […]

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