- This event has passed.
Kenny Garrett: Sounds from the Ancestors
Green Curry Fish (Market Catch)
with Butternut Squash, & Spinach
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter
With his illustrious career that includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist that began more than 30 years ago, saxophonist Kenny Garrett is easily recognized as one of modern jazz’s brightest and most influential living masters. And with the marvelous Sounds From The Ancestors, the GRAMMY® Award-winning and newly-named NEA Jazz Master Garrett shows no signs of resting on his laurels. Sounds From The Ancestors, is a multi-faceted album. The music, however, doesn’t lodge inside the tight confines of the jazz idiom, which is not surprising considering the alto saxophonist and composer acknowledges the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye as significant touchstones. Similar to how Miles Davis’ seminal LP, On the Corner, subverted its main guiding lights – James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone – then crafted its own unique, polyrhythmic, groove-laden, improv-heavy universe, Sounds From The Ancestors occupies its own space with intellectual clarity, sonic ingenuity and emotional heft. Garrett will be joined by Keith Brown on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, Rudy Bird on percussion, and Ronald Bruner on drums.
Kenny Garrett Website
Sponsored by Michele Taylor & Jeff Farnsworth
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)