Tucked away from the sprawl of Los Angeles, nestled off the 605 Freeway, lies one of Jazz music’s best kept secrets. A composer, renegade, and wanderer whose musical journey is gaining a second wind. Garrett Saracho has lived many lives, from being a fresh-faced signee to Impulse Records in the early 1970s to working on blockbuster films to touring with his cousins’ iconic rock group Redbone decades later. But while his stories have always been pushed to the background, this next chapter finds him standing tall at center stage.
Today, Garrett’s work has found renewed interest, with a new generation of jazz fans rediscovering “En Medio”, which has been long out-of-print and unavailable on major streaming platforms. His latest adventure finds him in the studio with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhmammad, recording his first new music in decades for the venerated Jazz Is Dead series. While many have yet to learn the name of this living legend, they are already well-acquainted with the lineage he comes from, the icons he learned from, and the groove he embodies.
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