Miles Davis saxophonist Carlos Garnett has died aged 84 - tributes pour in online

Tributes continue to be posted online notably below the line on the reliable Jazz Video Guy channel on YouTube to soprano and tenor saxophonist Carlos Garnett - best known for his work with Miles Davis in the 1970s - who died on 3 March aged 84. We …

Published: 6 Mar 2023. Updated: 24 days.

Tributes continue to be posted online notably below the line on the reliable Jazz Video Guy channel on YouTube to soprano and tenor saxophonist Carlos Garnett - best known for his work with Miles Davis in the 1970s - who died on 3 March aged 84. We have no other details other than what is posted on Garnett's Facebook page two days ago that reads he died on 3 March at 3.10pm ''in his home and in the arms of his wife Ana Garnett.''

Keyboardist Mark De Clive-Lowe commenting describes Garnett as ''the grandmaster'' on Twitter. And several US DJs have already aired shows in his memory playing select work.

Born, like icons of the music Billy Cobham and Danilo Pérez in the Central American state of Panama, Garnett moved to New York City in the 1960s. And after gigging with rock acts he joined Freddie Hubbard to participate on the great trumpeter's A Soul Experiment.

With Miles he's on albums such as On The Corner and Big Fun. Garnett had his own band the Universal Black Force with whom he recorded extensively on the Muse label, mainly in the 70s and then in a much later spell during the 90s. Garnett's album Black Love released on Muse in 1974 is a fan favourite on which he is joined by among others singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, drummers Billy Hart and Norman Connors and on congas Mtume who died last year.

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Track of the week - Cherise signals a new soul direction on 'Secrets'

Cherise has a new label, Kartel, having signed on the dotted line, pitching the very fine Anita Baker and jazz loving singer in the direction of a credible soul tilt on 'Secrets' - a keeper that kicks off the new deal ahead of her first album for …

Published: 6 Mar 2023. Updated: 24 days.

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Cherise has a new label, Kartel, having signed on the dotted line, pitching the very fine Anita Baker and jazz loving singer in the direction of a credible soul tilt on 'Secrets' - a keeper that kicks off the new deal ahead of her first album for the outfit.

An original you could hear working if plucked for play on daytime Radio 2 easily enough if they got behind it and completely relatable even if it isn't jazz, the song is written by Cherise (full name: Cherise Adams-Burnett) and the north London Berklee schooled producer/songwriter (who has worked with Shola Ama and Reuben James), Linden Jay.

On the pillow song - the key chorus line in the lyrics is my intuition sings to me that you’re craving something real - Cherise does her own backing vocals with Lewis Moody on keys and synths, Tjoe Man Chung on guitar, Benjamin Muralt on bass guitar and Sam Michnik on drums. We heard Man Chung live at a jam in Shoreditch venue Rich Mix in 2016 and we thought he was ridiculously talented back then writing so at the time while Muralt we heard more recently and certainly was the real thing late night with the joyously Stevied up Renato Paris at Ronnie's before the 2021 yule.

Cherise, photo: press

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