Black Love [Muse, 1974]
Journey to Enlightenment [Muse, 1974]
Let This Melody Ring On [Muse, 1975]
Cosmos Nucleus [Muse, 1976]
Fire [32 Jazz, 1997]
Fire - A great compilation of tracks from 70's soul jazz reed player Carlos Garnett. Garnett recorded with players like Miles Davis and Norman Connors as a firey sideman, but this set brings together tracks from a number of his different Muse recordings from the 70s -- most of which are pretty tough to find on vinyl! The tracks have a nice spacey soul jazz sound, similar to work that you might find on Strata East or Black Jazz [DustyGroove]
During 1974-1977, the fiery tenor saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Carlos Garnett recorded five albums for the Muse label, which ranged from adventurous to a bit commercial; the best was the first set, Black Love. Fire, a single CD from 1997 has six selections that are drawn from each of the albums (Journey to Enlightenment is represented by two cuts) and are essentially the best of Carlos Garnett. In settings ranging from a sextet to "Senior Trane" (which uses a string section) and a big band number, "Saxy," Garnett is in fine form. In fact, his solos on these pieces are much more consistent than the music on any one of the individual albums on a whole. A good introduction to the still-active Carlos Garnett. [Scott Yanow]
Hello, my name is Myra and I am pleased to announce that my father (Carlos Garnett) and I will be performing together at the famous Lenox Lounge in Harlem New York on September 23rd and 24th of this year. TThis will be my first performace with him in over twenty years and I look forward to this geat event.
My name is Myra and I am the daughter of Carlos Garnett. I am thrilled and pleased to know that people still appreciate my father's music. I have fond memories of him in the early seventies hard at work writing, rehearsing and performing hits like "Let this melody ring on, Wise old man, Journey into Enlightement to name a few. I only hope to do as good as a job recording good music as he did.
[Myra Williams Shanderson]
I just saw Carlos on Friday at the Take Five wine/jazz bar in Panama City (6/24/05) while visiting down there for a wedding. the Take Five is now my favorite nightspot in Panama. I'd never seen Carlos before, but he was leading a very tight band of young Panamanian musicians, all of them playing at top form. I talked with Carlos briefly afterward and bought his CD, "Resurgence", which features his composition "Panamoon 1" and "Panamoon 2." He was a very gracious, cheerful and funny man, and told me he plays there almost every Friday. Definitely worth catching if you're in Panama.
I just heard him at the Panama 2005 Jazz Festival and even Joe Lovano was thrilled by his music.
I had the pleasure of meeting Carlos back in the 70's He was playing at BPUM in Camden. Him and his band stayed at my house for the weekend. I still have the albums Journey to Enlightenment and let This Melody Ring On. Anyone know if he is in the States, or any up coming events.
I just wanted to say that i have the 2 from 74 as well as "let this melody ring on" if anyone is interested in aquiring them :)
[Freak Q Librium]