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Garrett Saracho cd 


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.

As a teenager, he befriended and began playing with luminaries of the Watts jazz scene,  brought together by Horace Tapscott’s legendary Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra, and would go on to bring the same musicians with him to Westwood and Laurel Canyon as a UCLA college student. When he finally emerged with a record deal, it was in proper fashion- he was Impulse Records’ first debut signee in several years, praised by the New York Times as “the Impulse West Coast Contingent”.