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.
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Seeds From The Underground consists of all original compositions, and is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. Available now on 180-gram vinyl as a double-LP sourced from the original 96/24 masters.
The album highlights Garrett's overall approach to music: wide-ranging, receiving ideas from all musical sources and genres. Garrett states, "I love the challenge of trying to stay open...about music and about life.
Garrett, like all of the other great musicians and artists that came before him, just keeps moving forward in still another of his many creative directions. "I'm always trying to challenge myself. Don't look for me to sound like my last record. I'm shifting – following what my spirit feels."