Pushing the World Away

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Pushing the World Away
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2013
GenreJazz
Length72:06
LabelMack Avenue
ProducerKenny Garrett, Donald Brown
Kenny Garrett chronology
Seeds from the Underground
(2012)
Pushing the World Away
(2013)
Do Your Dance!
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic.com4/5 stars[1]
The New York Times(favorable)[2]
DownBeat4/5 stars[3]
Jazzwise4/5 stars[4]
Financial Times4/5 stars[5]
WBGO(favorable)[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]

Pushing the World Away is a Grammy-nominated[8] critically acclaimed studio album by Kenny Garrett, released on September 17, 2013, on Mack Avenue Records. Following its release, the album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart, which is the highest Billboard chart position for Garrett since African Exchange Student (1990)[9] and Black Hope (1992).[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Side Order of Hijiki"Kenny Garrett3:44
2."Hey, Chick"Kenny Garrett6:05
3."Chucho's Mambo"Kenny Garrett7:45
4."Lincoln Center"Kenny Garrett6:26
5."J'ouvert (Homage to Sonny Rollins)"Kenny Garrett4:54
6."That's It"Kenny Garrett4:59
7."I Say a Little Prayer"Burt Bacharach, Hal David4:29
8."Pushing the World Away"Kenny Garrett9:12
9."Homma San"Kenny Garrett4:38
10."Brother Brown"Kenny Garrett5:47
11."Alpha Man"Kenny Garrett8:42
12."Rotation"Kenny Garrett5:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone (1-7, 9, 11-12), soprano saxophone (8), chant (8), piano (10), arranger, producer
  • Donald Brown – arranger (9), producer
  • Benito Gonzalez – piano (1-3, 5-7, 9, 12)
  • Corcoran Holt - bass (1-12)
  • Marcus Baylor - drums (1-3, 5-6, 9, 12)
  • Rudy Bird - percussion (3, 5-7, 9), cymbals and gong (8)
  • Ravi Best - trumpet (3)
  • Vernell Brown - piano (4, 8, 11-12), chant (8)
  • McClenty Hunter - drums (4, 7, 10, 12), vocals (6)
  • Mark Whitfield, Jr. - drums (8, 11-12)
  • Jean Baylor - vocals (9)
  • Carolin Pook - violin (10)
  • Brian Sanders - cello (10)
  • Jen Herman - viola (10)
  • Misha Tarasov - string arrangement (10)
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing engineer
  • Bob Mallory – assistant engineer
  • Fred Sladkey – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering engineer
  • Keith Major - photography
  • Michael Snyder – art direction, design
  • Randall Kennedy – creative director
  • Maria Ehrenreich – creative services, production
  • Will Wakefield – production manager
  • Al Pryor – Executive VP of A&R
  • Gretchen C. Valade – executive producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Work
2014 Nominated Grammy Award Best Jazz Instrumental Album Pushing the World Away
2014 Nominated Soul Train Awards Best Traditional Jazz Performance Pushing the World Away

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (2013)[11] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic.com review
  2. ^ The New York Times review
  3. ^ Downbeat Magazine review
  4. ^ JazzWize Magazine review
  5. ^ The Financial Times review
  6. ^ WBGO review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ "Kenny Garrett 2013 Grammy Award Nomination".
  9. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 1990". Billboard Magazine. 1990. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 1992". Billboard Magazine. 1992. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, October 5, 2013". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2013.