Monday, July 30, 2012
THIS Cd COVER for KENNY GARRETT'S "SEEDS FROM THE UNDERGROUND" . . . has to be A FRONTRUNNER for JAZZ ALBUM COVER OF 2012 . . . on Mack Avenue Records
This latest KENNY GARRETT Cd's Art Direction and Design is by Timothy Zach and the photo is by Keith Major. We here at WAGRadio love the look of this thing - with its clever use of Kente print (African tartan) plus the immediacy of the no-nonsense font incorporated with a deft touch by art director Zach.
The music contained within, with its latin influences and straight ahead style, is one of the best we've heard this year. Although we wouldn't go so far as to call the Cd this year's most wonderfully fabulous jazz release (some wag will quote this - leaving out "wouldn't") it does have "enuff in the grooves" to warrant a Groovin' Blue Format nod & smile.
The hit choon of this great Cd, for us, is "Wiggins" which will be featured on the soon-to-be-podcast
GROOVIN' BLUE 12 - 09 . . .
"Seeds From The Underground" by KENNY GARRETT [Mack Avenue Cd #1063]