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Sunday 9/22 Show: Kenny Garrett

Kenny_GarrettThe next show will air on Sunday September 8, 2013 from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern Standard Time on WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This installment of “Suga’ In My Bowl” will feature an exclusive interview with alto/soprano saxophone player and composer Kenny Garrett. We will discuss his career, and most importantly, his new CD release Pushing the World Away

We’ll begin the program with a short interview with Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, who are working on a documentary titled BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez about poet/author/educator (and former Suga’ guest) Sonia Sanchez. There’s a Kickstarter campaign actively in effect. We’ll find out about it and the documentary.

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. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer.

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.

This show is produced, hosted, and engineered by Joyce Jones.

Web Extras:

Watch Kenny Garrett’s solo on John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, performed live in New York with Carlos Santana.


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