African Exchange Student

African Exchange Student

by Kenny GarrettKenny Garrett


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Altoist Kenny Garrett, who was then a key member of Miles Davis' group, had one of his strongest early sets as a leader on this Atlantic disc. "Ja-Hed" features his post-bop improvising over the chord changes of "Impressions," the is both lighthearted and adventurous on "Mack the Knife" and the title cut has Garrett expertly building up an emotional solo from intense long tones to sound explorations and late period 'Trane screams. Throughout the CD, Kenny Garrett's alto is the main attraction but the strong rhythm section (comprised of pianist Mulgrew Miller, either Charnett Moffett or Ron Carter on bass, Tony Reedus or Elvin Jones on drums and occasional percussionists) should not be overlooked. Whether it be the modal tribute piece "Shaw," the rarely played Coltrane song "Straight Street" or the minor blues "Nostradamus," Kenny Garrett justifies the praise that he received from Miles Davis.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678215629
catalogNumber: 82156
Rank: 141602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Garrett   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Ron Carter   Bass
Elvin Jones   Drums
Tony Reedus   Drums
Rudy Bird   Percussion
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Charnett Moffett   Bass
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Tito O'Casio   Percussion

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Donald Brown   Arranger,Producer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Kenny Garrett   Arranger,Executive Producer
James Nichols   Engineer
Patrick Smith   Engineer
Eddie Howard   Composer
Larry Freemantle   Art Direction

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