Sounds from the Ancestors

Release Date: 8/27/2021
Label: Mack Avenue
Catalog Number: 1180
Number of Discs: 1

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1. It's Time to Come Home
2. Hargrove
3. When the Days Were Different
4. For Art's Sake
5. What Was That?
6. Soldiers of the Fields / Soldats des Champs
7. Sounds from the Ancestors
8. It's Time to Come Home (original)
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Kenny Garrett’s latest release, Sounds from the Ancestors, is a multi-faceted album. The music, however, doesn’t lodge inside the tight confines of the jazz idiom, which is not surprising considering the alto saxophonist and composer acknowledges the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye as significant touchstones. Similar to how Miles Davis’ seminal LP, On the Corner, subverted its main guiding lights – James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone – then crafted its own unique, polyrhythmic, groove-laden, improv-heavy universe, Sounds from the Ancestors occupies its own space with intellectual clarity, sonic ingenuity and emotional heft.

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