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Kenny Garrett is a jazz saxophonist. He was born in Detroit, MI in 1960. His father was a tenor saxophonist. Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington. Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra (playing the music of Thad Jones) and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet (focusing on Charles Mingus's music). In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett. From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has played with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller. Garrett's music sometimes exhibits Asian influence, an aspect which is especially prevalent in his 2006 recording, Beyond the Wall.


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Album Seeds From The Underground by Kenny Garrett

Seeds From The...

Mack Avenue Records
2012

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Album Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium by Kenny Garrett

Sketches of MD: Live...

Mack Avenue Records
2008

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Album Beyond the Wall by Kenny Garrett

Beyond the Wall

Nonesuch Records
2007

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Wayne's Thang

Wayne's Thang

Kenny Garrett
Sketches of MD: Live At The...

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