September-7th-2003, 11:34 AM
Kenny Garrett - Triology
This might have been reviewed and mentioned in the previous board - and thus, I think, can be located under the archives seciton.
Nonetheless, being a fan of Kenny Garrett, I would heartily recommend this to all those who like Kenny but don't have this. To those who would want to give him a try, this is as good a place as there is to start.
The album has quite a bit of variety from the burning Giant Steps, What is this Thing Called Love, to the funky Wayne's Thang, to the two standard ballads In Your Own Swee Way and A Time for Love, to the exotic-head of Oriental Towaway Zone, to the hard-driving modern sounds of Delfeayo's Dilemma and Pressing the Issue.
The interplay between Garrett and Blade on Wayne's Thang (first minute into the solo) is really amazing. The intensity of Garrett's solo on parts of Night and Day is also worth at least a listen. There has been some talk of Garrett's latest album "Standard of Language" here. I do have it, as well as many other albums where Kenny is the leader or the sideman, and I am yet to hear an album which has as consistent a selection of creative and intense blowing by Kenny.
The Giant Steps and What is this Thing Called Love that are here, in my opinion, surpass the renditions in Pursuance and Standard of Language Respectively. Again, if you are a Kenny fan, you probably have this already, but if not, do yourself a favor and pick it up now - you'll thank me later. If you want to give him a try, you can do no wrong here.
P.S. If you need a small sample of Kenny to be convinced first, try to find out "Judas Iscariot" on Branford's Dark Keys and hear how good Kenny can be, hear how he blows Branford away.