Pushing the World Away

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Pushing the World Away
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2013 (U.S.)
GenreJazz
Length72:06
LabelMack Avenue Records
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] 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]

Musicians[edit]

  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone (1-7, 9, 11-12), soprano saxophone (8), chant (8), piano (10)
  • 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)

Production[edit]

  • Kenny Garrett – arranger, producer
  • Donald Brown – arranger (9), producer
  • 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
2013 Nominated Grammy Award Best Jazz Instrumental Album 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 Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ JazzWize Magazine review
  5. ^ The Financial Times review
  6. ^ WBGO review Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ "Kenny Garrett 2013 Grammy Award Nomination".
  9. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 1990". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1990. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 1992". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1992. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, October 5, 2013". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2013.