Gary Bartz -][- Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Music Warrior [OYO Recordings, 2012]
Gary Bartz is the original Celestial Bluesman, shaping jazz through the 60’s and playing with everyone from Miles Davis to Charles Mingus. But his career as a sideman was never going to last long, as he started to translate his unique musical perspectives into full blown statements of astral consiousness that led to timeless collaborations with Andy Bey and the Mizzell Brothers, as well as with Gary as a band leader in his own right with the Ntu Group.
His compositions like ‘I’ve Known Rivers’ and ‘Juju Man’ reached out to all lovers of jazz, even though Gary could stride traditional and more forward-looking sounds at the same time. Gary’s mix of African rhythms, soulful funk, and spiritual jazz became the perfect soundscape for pioneering of artists such as A Tribe Called Quest and 3rd Bass, while tracks like ‘Music Is My Sanctuary’ and ‘Carnival d’Esprit’ have become anthems to legions of dancers, DJs and producers.
For more information about this legendary saxophonist, visit Gary Bartz.com
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