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Kenny Garrett Saxophone Solo @ Straight Street

The transcription of Kenny Garrett’s alto saxophone solo on Straight Street (John Coltrane) from African Exchange Student (1990) album. Listen to the recording at Youtube. The eflat version of the transcription is available at transcriptions page.

Review by Scott Yanow

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…more

Kenny Garrett - "African Exchange Student"
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