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The Carlos Garnett Autobiography

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About the Author(s)

The late Carlos Garnett was a Panamanian-born jazz saxophonist, a gifted soloist, composer and bandleader.
Jaime J. Ortiz is a Panamanian record collector, musician and writer. A big fan of Carlos Garnett since his teens, he produced Carlos’ final live jazz performance, and they became close friends ever since. He then convinced Carlos to start documenting his life works and is now considered his official biographer.

Bibliographic Details

Carlos Garnett with Jaime J. Ortiz
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9024-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “I always admired how Carlos Garnett would take famous jazz melodies like Maiden Voyage and Giant Steps and with his Panamanian/latin rhythms make them his own. I look forward to reading his bio and finding out his secrets!”—Ron Carter, Grammy award winning jazz double bassist

• “Carlos Garnett was a musical visionary, an amazing musician who thought outside the box. My times with him were always culturally enriching as he traveled in international circles unknown to me at the time that we met in New York in the early 1970s. We socialized often at his Brooklyn apartment, where I remember rehearsing the vocals for the track ‘Banks of the Nile’ from his 1974 album ‘Black Love’, as well as being a part of his group ‘The Universal Black Force’. Carlos was warm, open, engaging, always soft spoken…he treated me, and all the women he interacted with, with the utmost respect. Carlos was a spiritual and nurturing soul and those characteristics were always reflected in his music.”—Dee Dee Bridgewater, American jazz singer and actress