Kenny Garrett is an American saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most distinctive instrumentalists to emerge from Detroit's 1980s and 1990s jazz scenes. A versatile musician, he is equally at home playing classic jump-and-rhythm & blues, standards, modal music and jazz-funk. Receiving his first professional break with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, he moved to New York and joined the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra. Introducing Kenny Garrett, his Criss Cross leader debut, appeared in 1984. During a five-year stint with Miles Davis's group, he issued the solo outings Prisoner of Love and African Exchange Student for Atlantic in 1989 and 1990 respectively. He spent 11 years with Warner Bros. for whom he recorded acclaimed albums such as 1992's Black Hope, Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane and 2002's Happy ...
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