I heared Kenny Garrett a few weeks ago live at the BIMhuis, Amsterdam in a truly legendary concert. Round about the same time I got hooked on his newest album "Seeds from the Underground" (from where else?), which is just brilliant.
@ncvigo: I am tempted to agree with Zackgress, and I'm further tempted to say you listen to Coldplay and *cough* Death Cab for Cutie, and presumably your standing as an artist in the global jazz scene also helps you know how to 'get so far in jazz'. *cough*
uhhh? I've met him in person and he wasn't a prick. Very nice. Trying to sound cool without emotion? I would recommend watching ( http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=738AF2F0496C5852 ) this concert, maybe Wayne's Thang or 1 Down or Two across- then promptly shutting the fuck up. Thanks
positive energy? this guy is a prick, not only in real life, but you can tell from the solos he plays. a complete egotistical player; all of his solos try to sound cool without expression any kind of emotion. runs and arpeggios can only get you so far in jazz